Have a say on Glenbrook Park playground for older kids

The design for the second stage of Glenbrook Park, a new inclusive, interactive playground for kids aged seven to 12 years, is now on public exhibition.

More than 600 people used Blue Mountains Council's interactive, digital tool to select their favourite playground equipment.

Speak up: Mayor Mark Greenhill at Glenbrook park. The public is encouraged to comment on the playground being built for older kids.

Speak up: Mayor Mark Greenhill at Glenbrook park. The public is encouraged to comment on the playground being built for older kids.

The top choices were the flying fox (488 votes) and in-ground trampolines (407 votes) which have been included in the design.

A climbing cubby tower and slide, swings, timber balance trail, 6m tall climbing rope tower, and three types of musical instrument have also been included in the design.

The whole playspace will be fully fenced, which will bring the junior and new senior area together, with a central picnic area dividing the two areas.

The existing trees will be retained and an extra shade structure provided.

"We received a fantastic response to our Funbobulator - the online tool to select playground equipment," said mayor Mark Greenhill.

"We also had more than 50 people attend our activity day at the park, to provide feedback, and 14 responses in relation to our special needs survey."

Council staff also met with other stakeholders including the Glenbrook Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of the Lower Blue Mountains, the Country Women's Association, Glenbrook and District Historical Society and special needs workers.

The upgrade will complement the development of the junior playground, completed in 2018.

This project is being funded under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, which is part of the Western Sydney City Deal, a 20-year agreement between Australian and NSW governments, and the eight local councils of the western parkland city.

All four district parks in the Blue Mountains - including Springwood's Buttenshaw Park, Wentworth Falls Lake Park and Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park - will received upgrades valued at more than $5.2 million as part of this program of works.

Have a say on the design at yoursay.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/glenbrook-playspace. Submissions close at 5pm on Monday, September 30.