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New playground equipment at Lamphrey Court Reserve

Hundreds of families are yet to discover the new play equipment in the Lamprey Court Reserve

By Latrobe City Council - 6th August 2001 - Back to News

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Hundreds of families living in Traralgon’s western residential area are yet to discover the new play equipment in the Lamprey Court Reserve, but already there are numerous young children living locally who are already in the know, and word is spreading fast.

Latrobe City Mayor, Councillor Brendan Jenkins said that while many of Traralgon’s recreational reserves such as Victory Park and Harold Preston Park were well known and frequently visited, a number of smaller reserves existed in residential areas which served the recreational needs of local residents. In many cases few people other than local residents know of their existence.

"Latrobe City has a program of upgrading and replacing play equipment in these smaller reserves, and Lamphrey Court in Traralgon is the latest recipient," Cr Jenkins said.

"These local recreational areas play an important part in young children’s development. When adults look back on life in later years, some of their keenest memories will be of moments of fun with other local kids on the play equipment at their local reserve.

"The new multi aged play equipment at Lamphrey Court has all the elements of a structure intended for growing kids. It’s designed to promote upper body development, hand to feet coordination, balance and coordination, and stimulate their imaginative play," Cr Jenkins explained.

"The equipment is basically aimed at junior to medium aged children up to about 12 years of age. The new play equipment is a far cry from some of the older pieces of play equipment Councils used to erect when I was a boy, which while a lot of fun, in hindsight lacked a lot of today’s inbuilt safety standards.

"Safety is an important factor and the new equipment has been erected on a thick soft-fall undersurface. While safety is paramount, it is important that the new equipment offers challenges to the children so that they can grow in skill and ability. As an added bonus, the play area has a rubber mat area below the structure for special access to the ground level play area for children with access problems," Cr Jenkins added.

Lamphrey Court Playground is located between Grey Street and Kay Street, near Swallow Drive.


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