Mathers Place Reserve playground at Menai opens

A new playground at Menai caters for both the young and the old.

The facility in Mathers Place Reserve is the latest in a Sutherland Shire Council program of new and renewed playgrounds,

For children, there is a climbing unit, spider net, rock climbing wall, imagination play panels, pommel walkers and a cargo net.

Children can also swing, slide and spin their way across the various pieces of play equipment, while adolescents and adults can challenge themselves on the new fitness equipment.

The playground also features sheltered picnic amenities, seating areas and walkways.

The project was jointly funded by the council and Lucas Heights waste centre operator SUEZ under a funding agreement reached when operations at site were extended.

SUEZ has also contributed to other public amenity projects.

Mayor Carmelo Pesce said the design of the Mathers Place Reserve project was informed by feedback from surrounding residents.

"We are fortunate in suburbs like Menai to be surrounded by beautiful natural surrounds that provide residents with plenty of opportunity to get out and get active," he said.

"These new playground facilities and fitness equipment will further enhance the range of opportunities available for local residents to enjoy exploring our stunning outdoor areas and leading an active and engaged lifestyle."