Work is currently underway at Bluey Frame Park, Weston that, when complete, will significantly improve the community space for local families.
The $73,000 upgrade involves the installation of new play equipment, fencing and landscaping.
The project is jointly funded by Cessnock City Council and the NSW Government's Stronger Communities Fund, which provided $10,000 for the works.
Cessnock mayor Bob Pynsent welcomed the kick-off of works last week.
"Residents will notice excavation works are currently underway. The project is set to be finished next month so it won't be long before local families are out and about enjoying the space," he said.
"The playground will feature a variety of options for children. This includes swings, a tower unit, climbing challenger, springer and accessible carousel."
Located next to the former Weston Fire Station on the corner of Swanson and Station streets, the park was named after former long-serving fire brigade captain Edward John 'Bluey' Frame.