Speers Point Variety playground the best

The Lake Macquarie Variety Playground has been named ‘‘Best Play Space in Australia’’ by Parks and Leisure Australia.
The Lake Macquarie Variety Playground has been named ‘‘Best Play Space in Australia’’ by Parks and Leisure Australia.

IN A SPIN: The Lake Macquarie Variety Playground has been named ‘‘Best Play Space in Australia’’ by Parks and Leisure Australia.

CHILDREN have been enjoying the play equipment at Speers Point Park for months, but can now boast they have the best playground in Australia.

The Lake Macquarie Variety Playground has been awarded ‘‘Best Play Space in Australia’’ by Parks and Leisure Australia.

The all-ages playground was judged on its design, response to community needs, project management, play value and community satisfaction.

Lake Macquarie Council’s manager city projects Adam Wakeman said he was delighted with the award.

‘‘Several playgrounds of this scale have been built throughout Australia in the last few years, so it is quite an achievement for our playground to have been judged the best,’’ Mr Wakeman said.

The playground covers up to two hectares of land and includes a double flying fox, giant slide, water play area, maze and a bike track.