It’s been a long wait for locals but finally the new Eaglehawk Regional Play Space at Lake Neanger is here!

The play space construction is progressing really well and a date has been set for the grand opening: Save the date for Sunday September 16, 2018 at 11am!

The exciting new Play Space includes many aspects

that are unique to Eaglehawk and it’s expected to attract families from throughout the Bendigo region and beyond. It features custom designed play equipment inspired by the famous Banjo Patterson peom Mulga Bill’s Bicycle and a butterfly themed junior play area called ‘Where Angels Play’ to celebrate the life of baby Zayden Veal Whitting.

Shaped like a giant eagle hawk, the new play space is multi-zoned and includes equipment and areas for children of various ages and stages of development and ability.

The play space will include equipment for swinging, spinning and sliding with adventure and movement play including a double flying fox, a series of pathways, extensive tree planting, landscaping and picnic and barbecue facilities for the whole family to enjoy.

Play space facts:-

  • Is 165 metres in length
  • The eagle outline shape of the space is visible on aerial images and high points within the play space
  • Will feature 60 new trees
  • Five shade shelters including three butterfly shade shelters, an eagle barbecue shelter and cantilever shade shelter
  • Existing tree timber has been reused in the adventure course
  • The space features nine custom picnic settings, five barbecue hotplates, two drinking fountains and 12 bench seats
  • Seven swings, five slides, carousel, story book, cubby, sand pit and double flying fox
  • Sensory plantings such as herbs, lemon scented gums etc

The $1.3 million play space is being funded by the City of Greater Bendigo and includes a $120,000 contribution from local community groups – Empowering Eaglehawk, Borough Club, Eaglehawk Rotary, Eaglehawk UFS Dispensary, Bendigo Regional YMCA, Y Service Club of Eaglehawk, Y Women Service Club, Eaglehawk Lions Club, Bendigo Bank, Villawood Properties and the Family and Friends of Baby Zayden Veal Whitting.

This community support has allowed the City to include some exciting and distinctly Eaglehawk elements into the space including special medallions that will recognise their contribution to the play space.

See you in September to open another amazing community asset…

  • Words and images courtesy of City of Greater Bendigo


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