Stage one of the Bridges Hill Park upgrade is almost complete

ON TRACK: Cessnock Mayor Bob Pynsent with the Bridges Hill Park upgrade works crew,
ON TRACK: Cessnock Mayor Bob Pynsent with the Bridges Hill Park upgrade works crew,

Upgrades to Bridges Hill Park at East Cessnock are well on track with stage one of the project nearing completion.

Stage one of the project revolved around access improvements to the site.

Stage two will see the construction of a regional playground which will include fitness equipment, a multi- purpose hard court, a children’s bicycle circuit, a nature play area and adventure playground. 

The plans also include the installation of three fitness stations, BBQ facilities, an enclosed toddler’s play area, yarning circle and sensory bush tucker garden.

“The park is already enjoyed by many different people from fitness groups, children, young families and walkers,” Cessnock mayor Bob Pynsent said.

“The access improvements undertaken in the first part of the project provide better connectivity from the Cessnock CBD and will attract more community members to this great recreational space. The sandstone retaining walls, widening of footpaths and other associated works look fantastic.”

Once the concrete is poured for the bike track work will commence on constructing more sandstone walls and gardens beds will be planted.

The project recently received a funding boost, attracting $936,315 from the state government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

For more information on this project, including the playground concept design and updates, visit Cessnock Council’s website