All-ability Playground at Singleton’s Rose Point Park

Rose Point Park all-abilities playground completed.

The vision for Rose Point Park as an all-inclusive playtime wonderland for children of all ages was realised when the 11th and final stage was opened.

Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen MP, Mayor of Singleton Cr Sue Moore and Council’s Parks Management Officer Mitch Moy at Rose Point Park.

A custom carousel to accommodate up to three wheelchairs as well as inbuilt trampolines are the latest additions to Singleton Council’s stock of playgrounds, funded by an $879,820 grant from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore said taking into account the variety of play spaces for all abilities, the first electronic play piece of any Council in NSW and the consideration that has gone into every piece of equipment and landscaping made Rose Point Park a regional destination for playtime.

Cr Moore joined Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen and Council’s General Manager Jason Linnane to test out the new equipment.

The park was designed to offer a number of areas for all kinds of play, for children of all ages and all abilities,” she said.

We saw the electronic NEOS unveiled earlier this year, along with all kinds of equipment for people of all abilities, and landscaping features including a sensory garden and quiet spaces for children who may be overwhelmed by the colour and noise in some parts of the park.

Now we add in a fantastic new play structure as well as a custom piece for children or parents who use a wheelchair, with a carousel that can accommodate up to three wheelchairs at a time.

And kids will literally be jumping up and down to get down to Rose Point Park with inbuilt trampolines.

It’s an amazing space and this latest zone is just the icing on the cake for what Singleton has to offer to both our littlest citizens and the littlest visitors to our local government area.”

Mr. Johnsen said this was one of several projects in the Upper Hunter electorate this year after the Nationals in Government allocated an additional $100 million for infrastructure and programs that benefit the community and local youth.

“As the community is aware, the Stronger Country Communities Fund has already delivered much needed infrastructure for our Upper Hunter electorate, and to see it available for youth and community projects with mobility and access as a focus is a win for our community,” he said.

Mr. Linnane said the project had been a labour of love for Council’s team to create not just one single playground, but a wide and varied range of play spaces that cater for everyone.

Our team has really taken playtime to a whole new level and it’s fantastic to see the vision for Rose Point Park realised, both for the staff involved and the enjoyment it will bring to our community, just in time for Christmas,” he said.

I would go so far to say there’s not another playground in our region that’s anything like it."