Outdoor parks and playgrounds reopened to the public from Friday last week, with many families coming out over the weekend to enjoy their favourite playgrounds in Forbes. The highly anticipated reopening of the Ski Dam playground has been celebrated throughout the Shire with a steady flow of families enjoying the much-loved playground and upgraded facilities that received finishing touches this week and are now ready for the public to enjoy.
Forbes Shire Mayor Phyllis Miller OAM acknowledged the enthusiasm of the community for life to return to normal but urged residents to continue to be mindful when returning to parks and playgrounds, asking residents to “keep the health of your family and others in mind when using the equipment.”
No longer bound by the eyesore of fluorescent orange safety bunting, Forbes playgrounds are looking more inviting than ever. However, there is still a limit of 10 people at playgrounds in the Forbes Shire at any one time. The limit was largely respected over the weekend, with families staying mindful of numbers and time spent in the area.
“We are so proud of the work completed around our beautiful Ski Dam, you must come and have a look,” said Mayor Miller. “I must congratulate our amazing staff who have worked tirelessly to bring all of this to fruition, well done.” The upgrade includes multiple seating and dining areas, BBQ facilities and soft green grass, all centred around the picturesque nature playground overlooking the water.