BERWICK'S NEWEST PLAYGROUND
As reported by the local StarNews Newspaper on the 10th July, a new Fantasy-themed playground is to open in Berwick. Jessica Anstice, of StarNews reported that a multi-million dollar fantasy-themed playground and park is set to commence its first stage of construction this month, in Berwick.
Located at the highest point of Minta Estate’s 116 hectare community, the unique fairy-tale park is expected to become a reality when it officially opens in late 2021.
The major $3.5 million park design underwent extensive community consultation with existing and future residents including a vote which revealed the theme of ‘fantasy’ as the most popular.
Jessica noted that the park has been designed to bring many favourite childhood fairy tales to life, and includes a castle with an Excalibur sword set in stone, Sherwood Forest complete with teepees, and a life-size steel ‘climbing’ horse.
The castle also includes multiple slides, disabled access walkways, rockers and sand play.
In the article, Stockland Minta Park project director Kerry Balci said “We are excited to unveil the Minta park design and look forward to bringing this vision to life,” “The new Minta park is set to be full of magic as it’s filled with castles, knights, princesses and fairies. At the centre, children will find a three-level timber castle where they can announce themselves as either king or queen. “Our parks and play spaces are an integral part of our communities and they provide an opportunity for residents to interact with one another and enjoy a healthy and active outdoor lifestyle.”
Accompanying the future park design is an open air amphitheatre designed to cater for large events and community activities. It will be able to accommodate a range of day-time and evening community events including: movie nights, weekly group yoga sessions, farmers markets and food trucks. The multipurpose space is located on top of the Minta Hilltop Reserve that allows guests ample space for collaboration or a quiet place to work alone.
Photo from pakenhamstarcommunity.com.au