Heywood Park Mini Ninja Playspace Under Construction
Editor’s Note: the playspace is now open from 26 September 2019
Cutting-edge technology and a new playground will be installed at Heywood Park thanks to more than $400,000 of Federal and State Government funding.
The City of Unley was successful in receiving $150,000 from the State Government’s Fund My Neighbourhood initiative to upgrade the Heywood Park Playspace, based on support from local residents. Construction is now in progress, with the upgrade ‘Mini Ninja’ project aimed at providing obstacle activities for the 10-14 year old ‘tweens’ age group. It will be constructed in the north eastern corner of Heywood Park.
The design includes new pathways, plantings, rock boulders and playspace and nature play components. The mini ninja obstacle course not only caters for ‘tweens’ but provides a fitness-based outdoor activity in a beautiful location.
Heywood Park has BBQ facilities, picnic benches, toilets, and the established trees offer plenty of shade.
The Mini Ninja project construction is happening in conjunction with the smart technology upgrades at Heywood Park.
Images below show the existing playground.
Heywood Park Smart Technology
Cutting-edge technology as well as a new playground will be installed at Heywood Park thanks to more than $400,000 of Federal and State Government funding.
The City of Unley has secured a $264,000 Smart Cities and Suburbs Grant from the Federal Government to integrate smart technology at Heywood Park, improving safety and usability of the popular park and reducing operating and maintenance costs.
Smart technology that will be installed as part of the project includes an electric car charging station, community WiFi, predictive lighting, apps to help people check the availability of car parking and barbecues, and technology to notify the Council when bins need to be emptied, and to minimise and monitor water usage.
The park won’t close during construction, but for about four weeks the pathways will be out of use while they are paved and lighting is replaced, but the main barbecue, recreation and play areas will remain in use.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the City of Unley website.
What: Heywood Park Mini Ninja Playspace Construction
When: Reopening 26 September 2019
Where: Heywood Park | Addiscombe Place, Unley Park
Who: Ages 10-14 years
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Image Source: City of Unley
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