Katanning All Ages Playground recognised among nation’s best

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Katanning’s revamped All Ages Playground has been recognised on the national stage.

The playground has been nominated for Park of the Year in the Park and Leisure Australia Awards of Excellence to be announced in October.

It has also been shortlisted in two categories of the WA Landscape Architecture Awards — the Parks and Open Spaces award, and the Playground award to be announced on July 31.

The All Ages Playground reopened in November after a $5 million upgrade.

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It has been a drawcard for local and visiting families for decades.

Katanning Shire president Liz Guidera said the entire town was proud of its playground.

“For the community it seems like a long time coming, but now we can all see that the result was well worth the effort,” she said.

“The restoration and replication of the old iconic equipment, which was always a must for both council and the community to retain, that’s the essence of it.

“That is what is always going to make it special. It’s the fact that they are the slides of the olden days with the risk and fun that made them so attractive.”

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