Montrose Park gets upgrade

Family fun: The upgrades include a swing set with standard and toddler seats, a bird’s nest swing and a play unit with a slide and springer.
Family fun: The upgrades include a swing set with standard and toddler seats, a bird’s nest swing and a play unit with a slide and springer.

Fairfield Council's upgrade of Montrose Park is part of their plan to ensure smaller parks are "maintained and renewed" for families to enjoy.

The updated Fairfield East playground, which was was supported by funds from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program, now features a swing set with standard and toddler seats, a bird’s nest swing, a play unit with a slide and springer, a circuit path, new seats and shade trees and a sandstone edge garden bed.

The new facilities replace the aging play equipment and is surrounded by softfall, providing a durable yet safe place for children to play.

“I love seeing families and friends enjoying an active and healthy lifestyle together outdoors, whether they are kicking a ball, parents pushing children on a swing or enjoying a picnic,” Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said.

“Council is investing in facilities across the city for our residents – and we are not just focused on the big parks and attractions. 

“We want to make sure all local families can walk to their local park to be active and healthy, no matter where they live in our great city.”

The upgrade is part of council's $510,000 investment this year to renew playgrounds including Percy Park in Fairfield Heights.

A new $1 million community park in Villawood (corner of Karella and Koonoona Avenues) and a new $1.3 million community park at Deerbush Park within the Fairfield Showground precinct have also been planned with funding assistance from the state government.