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Minister Opens Adventure Playspace In Geelong

01 May 2015

An adventure playspace for children and families is a new spot for people to meet and exercise, Minister for Sport and Member for Lara, John Eren said today.

Mr Eren joined City of Greater Geelong councillors in Highton to unveil the playspace, complete with swing ropes and challenging climbing nets.

The Andrews Labor Government supported the project with $70,000 from its Community Facility Funding Program.

Parks and playgrounds are where children often get their first taste of physical activity, as well as important socialisation skills. The Queen’s Park playspace is a perfect chance for kids to get out and about and an ideal place for families to make friends and better connect with the community.

The playspace aims to challenge children, testing their balance, coordination and strength. It will give kids a chance to let their imagination run wild and develop new skills in caring for others and themselves.

The rejuvenated Queens Park is just the place for an afternoon adventure or a laidback family picnic.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport, John Eren

“Outdoor play is important for the development of children. It gives them skills in balance and strength, teaches them how to interact with others and gives them a real sense of self.”

“Playspaces give children the chance to experience real adventure, make new friends and develop skills around nature-based learning.”

“By investing in parks and playspaces, the Andrews Labor Government is encouraging more families to get together, enjoy the outdoors, make friends and live happily in fit and healthy communities.”

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