Playtime reaches new heights at Bulga

Play time will be elevated to a new level at the Bulga Recreational Ground next week, with a new playground set to be unveiled at a public opening on Thursday afternoon. The $150,000 upgrades include a shade sail, all-new modular play unit, outdoor gym equipment and seating.

Funded by Voluntary Planning Agreements from Bulga Coal and Mount Thorley Warkworth, Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore said it was fantastic to see the playground open ahead of the Easter school holidays.

“In this era of screens and digital communication, playgrounds are important social spaces for children and adults alike to get outside, meet other people and talk to each other,” she said.

“And there is something for everyone at this playground —an outdoor gym area, as well as traditional equipment including slides, wiggly bridge, rope net and climbing challenges, and even a toddler zone with sensory music chimes, noughts and crosses and a shopfront.

“The playground is an amazing recreational space for the people of Bulga and surrounding villages and is yet another fantastic example of how the Singleton local government area is leading the way in our play spaces.

“I am thrilled that this space is opening ahead of Easter and the school holidays and I cannot wait to see the park abuzz with the sounds of happy children and their families.”

Cr Moore said Council would host a grand opening for the playground on Thursday 19 March 2020 from 4.30 – 6.30pm and everyone was invited to come along.

“We are really excited to activate this space with a grand opening party on Thursday afternoon, including a free sausage sizzle, cans of drink, lolly bags and face painting for the kids,” she said.

“I hope that locals from Bulga, Milbrodale, Broke and other outlying areas of Singleton can come by for a couple of hours of playtime and try out the new equipment.

“It’s up to us to enjoy and care for this space responsibly for the benefit of everyone who will use this playground, and I have no doubt that the Bulga Recreational Playground will be a popular destination for residents and visitors alike.”