Redeveloped playground open in Flora Hill

FUN: The new-look College Crescent play space in Flora Hill.

FUN: The new-look College Crescent play space in Flora Hill.

A Flora Hill playground is now open following a $90,000 redevelopment.

The project at the College Crescent play space features the installation of new equipment, including monkey bars with spider netting, a rock climbing boulder slide, musical stone log, spider rocker, wombat house and letter box, timber mushrooms and an owl totem pole.

There are now also glow in the dark concrete paths, landscaping and new trees.

City of Greater Bendigo presentation and assets =director Craig Lloyd said the redevelopment was undertaken in consultation with local residents, who had input into the project.

“The final design and the new play equipment was inspired by the adjacent Spring Creek Trail with its tall trees and low flowering understory being reminiscent of an enchanted forest,” Mr Lloyd said.

“The old play space was not located in a very prominent area of the reserve. 

“As part of the works we retained an open grass area, removed the old outdated equipment and installed new play equipment closer to the Spring Creek Trail so that it could be better accessed by both residents living in the area as well as users of the trail.”