New playground to be built in Gledswood Hills

Get ready Gledswood Hills - a new outdoor playground is on the way.

Camden Council will build the $410,000 play space at Duncombe Avenue, Gledswood Hills.

The new park will include play equipment such as an accessible basket swing, climbing rocks, fallen log balance, arched net climber, stepping logs and a slide.

It will also feature a grass ‘kick-around’ field, a shelter with picnic settings, a water refill station, paths, seating and and landscaping.

Camden mayor Peter Sidgreaves said council would use a $20,000 grant from the Stronger Communities Program to help make the project a reality.

“In 2012, the Gledswood Hills area had just over 560 residents, and now there are more than 6,100 people that call this area home,” Cr Sidgreaves said.

“We know these new residents, many of who are young families, need beautiful spaces to enjoy - so we’re working hard to deliver this.

“This play space will provide a new creative and dynamic space for the new Gledswood Hills community, as well as residents all over the Camden area.”

Council also accepted $20,000 and $9,250 to upgrade existing equipment at Harrisons Reserve, Harrington Park and Boyd Reserve, Currans Hill, respectively.

This additional funding was also part of the Stronger Communities Program.

Work is set to commence on all three projects in May, with Harrisons and Boyd Reserves due to be complete by July and Duncombe Avenue to be complete in October.

Council will upgrade a number of other playgrounds around Camden, as part of its Playground Renewal Program, including Lachlan Reserve at Camden Reserve, James Flynn Reserve at Harrington Park and Valley View Reserve in Narellan.