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Tuncurry water playground proves popular since September opening

Tuncurry water playground proves popular since September opening
November 21, 2023

The MidCoast Council’s newest inclusive playground, the aquatic playspace at the Vincent Fazio Park in Tuncurry has proved to be a popular local amenity since its opening in September.

The Tuncurry water playground has received rave reviews from both local children and parents for its’ inclusive features, making it accessible to fun loving locals and visitors of all abilities.

The facility includes an all-age, all-ability water splash pad with a water slide, water tower and active water play equipment, designed with no standing water to exclude the need for lifeguards.

Free to access and open all year round, the area also offers a new amenities block also provides toilets and change facilities that cater for all ages and abilities.

Speaking at the September opening, Federal Member for Lyne, Dr David Gillespie stated “the water park has certainly achieved its design vision of providing a facility that will improve the social wellbeing of locals and visitors to the region.

“It is a fun and free public space that will bring communities together. Providing inclusive recreational spaces for whole-of-community use is so important.”

MidCoast Mayor, Claire Pontin said the Council had future plans for Vincent Fazio Park that will attract visitors and provide a regional destination for our community adding “there are plans to create a children’s safety bike path, develop parking, footpaths and a safe access way to link it with Lone Pine Park and the popular foreshore precinct.”

The $2.2 million project was made possible thanks to $950,000 in funding from the Australian Government. The remainder of the project was funded by MidCoast Council and included the use of $670,000 of developer contributions.

Tuncurry water playground features

Builder: Parkequip
Water Features: Waterplay Solutions

Softfall surface: Life Floor (ANZ)
Life Floor Ripple 2.0 was chosen to surface the splash pad based on its tiles providing more grip underfoot and padding in addition to a colourful, attractive look. A 17mm shock pad tile was installed underneath a 10mm Ripple tile boosting thickness to 27mm and providing far greater impact attenuation properties and user safety. 
Area: 170 metre²
Colours: Gobi, Sandstone, Porcelain 
Texture: Ripple 2.0
Thickness: 10mm and 27mm 
Installer: Grassports Australia (QLD)

Click here to contact Life Floor (AUS & NZ) via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory. 

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Images courtesy of Nick Day.

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