9 July 2013

Rejoice! Snake park is back!

| Barcham
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Shane Rattenbury today announced the opening of a new revamped snake park at John Knight Memorial Park.

Hopefully they haven’t done too much ‘revamping’. Snake park was an awesome playground and I remember being upset when I heard it closed.

“An upgrade of the play space has been underway since February 2013 as part of the ACT Government’s $1 million 2012-13 Playground Safety Program,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“The upgrade has ensured the iconic elements for the play space are retained including the slide and the colourful snakes which can be seen winding in and out of the tower.

“The play space has been renewed to provide safer, more accessible play opportunities and includes new rubber softfall areas, a wave board and nest spinner, a net for scrambling and a new play structure with a ramp for access. The play structure also includes other play prompts such as a shop counter with snake theme and voice tubes for children to speak to each other across the play area.

“New bench seats have been installed to provide comfortable areas for parents and guardians to watch over their children while they play.

“The completed upgrade has enhanced the existing snake theme of the play space with the addition of snake patterns in the rubber softfall and the new stone wall which incorporates mosaic elements to the snake head by local artist Bev Hogg.”

Rubber softball areas? I don’t know what they are.

Look so long as there are snakes, things to climb, and cubby spaces then it’s all good.

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That would be “softfall”. It’s that spongy stuff that goes on the ground and stops kids from hurting themselves in the usual way when they fall over.

I went past when they were taking things down to make sure they weren’t getting rid of it altogether. And to maybe snag a snake if they were haha.

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