An all-new custom playground and four new picnic shelters have been added at an already popular Hunter boating, camping and fishing hot spot.
Delivered in time for the school holidays, the playground will provide an extra element of fun and adventure to families visiting Lake St Clair.
Singleton Council’s director infrastructure and planning Justin Fitzpatrick-Barr says the playground has been designed improve the amenity of the Park while preserving its unique primitive recreational appeal.
“The design of this new playground is reflective of the Lake and its surrounds,” he explained.
“It blends in with the natural landscape but provides more out-of-water adventure and socialisation opportunities for not just children but the entire family.
“With the installation of a RV dump point in June, making Lake St Clair more accessible to caravanners, the addition of the playground and four new picnic shelters, we anticipate that the Park will become even more popular to families and campers.”
The playground has been constructed between the camp kitchen and kiosk at the northern end of the park, accompanied by two new picnic shelters. Another two have been built closer to the waterfront.
To reflect the natural landscape of Lake St Clair Park, the playground has been built using timber while the safety rubber around the play equipment is blue and green.
It features a basket swing, accommodating children of all ages and abilities, a spin surfer, slides and a two-storey tower that gives users a chance to take in the scenic views.
The $627,000 playground and picnic shelters have been funded by the NSW Government and council.
It’s the latest improvement made to Lake St Clair Park since the Plan of Management was adopted, which has also included a wastewater system upgrade, boom gate and dump point installation and replacement of picnic tables and shelters.
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