Perfect place to play takes shape in Woodford

BEFORE, it was run down, damaged and ignored. Now, Jubilee Park in Woodford has been revegetated and renewed and is one playground away from completion. 

Decaying buildings have been ripped out and tennis courts have been revamped. 

Now children and young people living nearby are waiting for the final instalment of a $100,000 adventure playground. 

Last year Woodford Primary School pupils put forward some of the designs to take shape in the park.

School principal Daniel Watson said a consultant arrived at the school last year to guide the children towards the perfect playground. 

“They work-shopped the playground and a lot of them had homework, they loved it,” Mr Watson said yesterday. 

“It’s looking wonderful now — there’s a bit more to do for families.” 

South West Coast MP Denis Napthine said construction of the government-funded playground would start soon. 

“Local children previously had to travel as far away as Bushfield or Warrnambool to be able to enjoy playground facilities in the past,” Dr Napthine said. 

“The launch of this new space will see a modern playground accessible from their backdoor.” 

Other additions to a previous $132,500 upgrade included new walking paths, bike tracks and two quick-fill tanks for Country Fire Authority  trucks. 

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Woodford Primary School playground design team: (sitting in the tree) Jake Packham, 10, Jake Maraldo, 11, Georgia Hand, 10; (middle row) Layla Watson, 7, Samuel Slattery, 6, Josh James, 9, Deagan Love, 7; (front row) Alexandra Harris, 6, and Takara Gorman, 8, would like more then a tree to play in at Jubilee Park.

Woodford Primary School playground design team: (sitting in the tree) Jake Packham, 10, Jake Maraldo, 11, Georgia Hand, 10; (middle row) Layla Watson, 7, Samuel Slattery, 6, Josh James, 9, Deagan Love, 7; (front row) Alexandra Harris, 6, and Takara Gorman, 8, would like more then a tree to play in at Jubilee Park.