Myponga Playground parks on Main Street

MOVE: Myponga Progress Association chair Larissa Barry (front left) is working with council to install the playground at a new site. Photo: Dani Brown.
MOVE: Myponga Progress Association chair Larissa Barry (front left) is working with council to install the playground at a new site. Photo: Dani Brown.

MYPONGA – The Myponga Playground is on the move to what organisers say is a more family-friendly site.

Originally planned for installation on land next to the Uniting Church, the playground is now pencilled in for the council-owned park on the Main Street next to Bennetts Classic.

District Council of Yankalilla elected members agreed at the August meeting that in principle, the playground could be installed there – but a new report would be given to council with a budget variation for consideration.

The playground concept came from the recently-established Myponga Progress Association, and association chair Larissa Barry said the plans for the old site would be able to fit well with the new site as the spaces were similar in size.

“It’s just a matter of readjusting the plan to fit the location, and once it’s ready we submit it to council,” she said.

New issues arise from the fact the new location is on the main road, so elements such as fencing and walkways will now be considered, along with car parking and historical markers at the park.

The council congratulated the association for all the work accomplished in a short time to not only establish the association, but to create the playground concept and secure $80,000 of state government funding for the project.