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Marapikurrinya Park Playground to reopen in June

Posted on: Friday, 12 May 2017 at 11:28:09 AM

The playground equipment and perimeter fencing at the Lions Park on Anderson Street in Port Hedland will soon be removed in order to ensure public safety.

A recent audit of the park has resulted in this decision, while the Lions Heritage sculpture and other park furniture will remain as a public open space.

Town of Port Hedland Mayor Camilo Blanco said that the communities’ safety had to be put first, especially regarding children’s play equipment.

“We have advised the Lions Club, and we do feel that it is sad to see this piece of great community infrastructure they raised funds for and build being retired,” Mayor Blanco said.

“The Lions Park has great significance in Port Hedland’s history, and the landmark vertical monumental rock will remain in the space as a reminder of this history.”

Meanwhile the nearby Marapikurrinya Park Playground rebuild is in the final stages of completion and is scheduled to open at the beginning of June.

“Progress on the rebuild is looking excellent, with the shade structures and playground infrastructure fully installed,” Mayor Blanco said.

“The final works including installation of the boundary fence, new seating, water bubbler and landscaping are underway,” he said.

“While things are looking great, we encourage all community members to keep their safety in mind and wait for the official opening before attempting to use the park.”

Please keep an eye on the Town of Port Hedland Facebook page for updates on the opening of Marapikurrinya Park Playground.

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