The City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters is this week re-opening all of the City’s playgrounds following the advice of SA Health’s Chief Public Medical Officer, Professor Nicola Spurrier.
“We know that our youngest citizens have been waiting eagerly to visit their favourite playgrounds—and we are just as excited for them to re-open,” said Mayor Robert Bria.
The Council’s much-loved playgrounds will open progressively from Wednesday 6 until Friday 8 May with the popular playgrounds at Linde Reserve, Joslin Reserve and Payneham Oval among the first to be re-opened.
“Playgrounds and exercise equipment at Felixstow Reserve will re-open on Wednesday, together with the all access playground at Drage Reserve.”
Mayor Robert Bria acknowledged that the re-opening of council playgrounds is a significant turning point for our State amid the restrictions which have been put in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is a promising step forward and a direct reflection of everyone’s commitment to stopping the spread of COVID-19.”
In order to protect the health and well-being of children and their parents and carers, the Council cleaned every playground on Tuesday 5 May and is committed to maintaining Council’s playgrounds to a safe and healthy standard.
“For the remainder of this week, our Field staff will be preparing playgrounds for their re-opening, and we expect they’ll have a keen audience of onlookers waiting for the all-clear!”
Mayor Bria called on the community to play their part in keeping the Council’s playgrounds open for everyone to enjoy.
“It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that our playgrounds remain safe by adhering to social distancing measures and restrictions on social gatherings, and practicing good personal hygiene.
“I encourage everyone visiting playgrounds to wash and sanitise their hands before and after using the playground equipment.”
The Council’s playgrounds will all be reopened for the community to enjoy by the coming weekend.