FAIRFIELD families will have somewhere exciting to venture come the next summer holidays.
Works to the new Adventure Playground at Fairfield Park began this week.
Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said the $1.4 million project would offer interesting recreational opportunities to the children of Fairfield.
"Adventure Playground provides a unique offering; it's designed for children in their early teens, providing for the recreational needs of older children," he said.
"The park features some exciting equipment including an 11-metre high giant climbing net, a sky bridge and slide combination, one of the tallest of its kind in Australia, as well as a 33-metre long double flying fox.
"This will all be in a setting of soft fall surrounded by the natural shade of new and existing trees."
Councillor Carbone said the park would also feature a foosball table, table tennis as well as barbecue and picnic tables so that families could enjoy the space.
"The adventure playground was well represented on the community wish list compiled as part of the Fairfield Community Planning process," Cr Carbone said.
"The playground is situated next to the new Fairfield Youth and Community Centre and the existing Fairfield Leisure Centre.
"The area is also surrounded by plenty of sporting fields and natural parklands, and is the perfect place to take the family."
The Adventure Playground is jointly funded by the NSW Government and Fairfield Council.
For more information, visit fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au.