Popular Shingle Splitters Park playground closed by Lake Macquarie City Council for revamp

WORK started on Monday to revamp the playground at Shingle Splitters Park, Balcolyn, as part of Lake Macquarie City Council’s playground renewals program.

Council’s asset management manager, Helen Plummer, said the playground, for children aged 2 to 12, was expected to have new equipment such as a spider swing and infant swing, climbing structure, and more.

“Each year, council renews up to four playgrounds to ensure that our facilities continue to provide safe and engaging play spaces for children and families,” Ms Plummer said.

“The playground will be closed for about eight to 10 weeks while replacement works are carried out.”

The playground is expected to reopen in early May.

While construction takes place, council encourages the community to use nearby playgrounds. Visit council’s playground map to find a play area near you.

The nearby Pantowara Street playground will be demolished as part of this upgrade. Demolition is expected to start next week.