Amethyst Way Playground

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The upgrade of this playground has now been completed. To find out more about other playgrounds being upgraded, visit The Play Space

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas, the upgrade on this play space is now completed. The space now has a combination unit with monkey bars and slide, swings and nature play gathering space.

This playground is one of twelve playgrounds across the Port Macquarie-Hastings being built or upgraded in the 2015-2016 financial year. If you wish to see them, please visit The Play Space

Do you want to know more? You can speak to the Landscape Architect, Rebecca Doblo
on (02) 6581 8111or email rebecca.doblo@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas, the upgrade on this play space is now completed. The space now has a combination unit with monkey bars and slide, swings and nature play gathering space.

This playground is one of twelve playgrounds across the Port Macquarie-Hastings being built or upgraded in the 2015-2016 financial year. If you wish to see them, please visit The Play Space

Do you want to know more? You can speak to the Landscape Architect, Rebecca Doblo
on (02) 6581 8111or email rebecca.doblo@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

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  • The future for Amethyst Way

    almost 7 years ago
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    When we looked at the park, this is some of the issues and opportunities we saw. Are there others that you would like to share?
    • ISSUE: Main Playground Structure has much play value and is in good condition
    • OPPORTUNITY: Repair and repaint where needed to gain second life. This saves funds for some new elements
    • ISSUE: Play structure is very traditional
    • OPPORTUNITY: Diversify play opportunities with nature play and custom elements
    • ISSUE: Playground expansion areas are limited
    • OPPORTUNITY: Leave large grass area as kick about space and expand playground to the west
    • ISSUE: The softfall area is larger than required by standards. This creates a large open space that doesn’t have a sense of enclosure or children’s scale
    • OPPORTUNITY: Create enclosure by creating smaller play rooms using edging and planting
    • ISSUE: Some edge trees are struggling and are small in size
    • OPPORTUNITY: Inspect trees to assess if there is a treatment to improve health and growth
    • ISSUE: Rubber softfall is faded and discoloured
    • OPPORTUNITY: Replace rubber with more colourful patterned rubber or with another surface such as sand or softfall bark
    • ISSUE: Garden beds are patchy and create an uninviting entry to the park
    • OPPORTUNITY: Replant and establish new gardens
    • ISSUE: Steep slope leads to road
    • OPPORTUNITY: Make planting denser to provide a safety barrier between the play area and the edge of the retaining wall.