Green, red and yellow colours for Silverdale playground

Last Updated : 20 Apr 2023
Green, red and yellow colours for Silverdale playground
Silverdale War Memorial Park playground

Green, red and yellow is the colour palette that inspired the upgraded playground at Silverdale War Memorial Park, which reopened recently.

The diamond climber, tube slide and talk tube reflect the yellow, green and red colours of Silverdale United Rugby Club, whose young members love the playground.

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Chair Gary Brown says the playground, tucked in behind the rugby fields, has been abuzz since it reopened.

“It’s great that community feedback helped shape the redesign. Improvements include a better line of sight, with the playground visible between the rugby fields, and a new footpath for easy access all year round.

“Sustainability played a big part, with old play equipment refurbished from other playgrounds and a new nature adventure trail that includes the park’s fallen trees, old bollard posts and even seawall rocks.

“With junior players picking some of the play equipment, the playground has been busy ever since it reopened.”

The playground cost $250,000, caters to children up to 11 years, and features:

  • two bay timber swings, basket swing, toddler’s swing and single-belt swing
  • diamond climber with steel and net climbing structure and tube slide
  • sculptural talk tube
  • monkey bars for overhead climbing
  • toddler unit with shopfront, stairs and net and slide (slide refurbished)
  • timber carousel
  • native planting under existing mature trees
  • refurbished timber seating
  • a concrete footpath that connects to the car park.

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