New and improved flying fox play space for Nowlan Park

Published on 12 March 2024

Nowlan Park playground

An all-new flying fox and a refreshed playground is now open in Nowlan Park, capping off Parks Week celebrations in Singleton for 2024.

Funded by the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions Program, the playground in Singleton Heights has received a $150,000 upgrade complete with new flying fox, swings, spinner and soft fall mat.

Justin Fitzpatrick-Barr, Council’s Director Infrastructure and Planning Services, said while it was timely to open the playground during Parks Week, the upgrade came as part of Council’s year-round commitment to providing the community with high-quality play spaces.

“All Parks Week we celebrated Singleton’s many incredible parks and playgrounds of which Council has significantly invested in over the past few years, resulting in some incredible spaces for everyone to enjoy,” he said.

“Council maintains close to 30 playgrounds across Singleton and is dedicated to replacing local playgrounds as they near their life expectancy, like what we have done with the flying fox area in Nowlan Park.

“In the past 12 months we’ve upgraded the playgrounds in Harry George Reserve, Earribee Reserve and now in Nowlan Park, and installed all new playgrounds at Jerrys Plains Recreational Ground, Lake St Clair Park and Alroy Oval, works that we know the community will enjoy for years to come.”

The swing set and spinner that once sat adjacent to the flying fox have been incorporated into the same play space in the new design, creating more grassed areas around the playground.

The soft fall matting around the play equipment includes a game of hopscotch and images of kangaroos, seamlessly joining the mob of kangaroo installations that call Nowlan Park home.

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