Riverside Park has been named the best playspace in NSW, beating a host of high quality entries in the Parks & Leisure Australia NSW/ACT Awards of Excellence announced in Queanbeyan last night.
Opened in December last year in front of hundreds of people, the park has proven to be a hit with children of all ages with an adventure playground offering towers, a rope bridge, slides and a splash pad.
The project also contributed to the continued revitalisation of Singleton Town Centre as a destination for boutique retail, dining, entertainment and leisure.
Mark Ihlein, Council’s Director Planning and Infrastructure Services, said Singleton Council would now progress to the national awards in Perth later this year.
“This award is due recognition for all of the Council staff who were involved in the realisation of Riverside Park, from the concept, design and tender process through to physically installing the equipment and creating the amazing result we can now see on John Street,” he said.
“Our parks team also does a great job in making sure the park is in the best condition for when our little people come to play.
“Singleton is proving to be kings of the playground also with the opening of the all abilities playground within the existing Rose Point Park complex only yesterday.
“We are thrilled with the outcome of all of our playground projects, and most importantly thrilled to see children enjoying being outside and putting the facilities to good use.
“Now it’s official we have the best playspace in NSW, we hope to see that title elevated to the best in Australia.”