All parks now open to play, but please do so responsibly!

Published on 21 May 2020

Image of family enjoying Bridges Hill Park

Cessnock City Council is pleased to announce it has now reopened all outdoor gyms, playgrounds, skateparks, barbecue areas and public toilets across the Cessnock Local Government Area.

The NSW Government recently announced changes to restrictions across the state that mean Council can now open these vital community facilities for residents to enjoy. 

While restrictions have been lifted, it’s still important that those choosing to use these facilities follow strict hygiene measures with frequent hand washing and adhering to social distancing. Signs have been erected at the facilities to remind residents of their responsibilities. 

To help with this, Council has also created a map for residents which identifies parks that have handwashing facilities, which can be viewed here.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent is pleased that residents can once again enjoy all of our local parks, but is encouraging everyone to do the right thing.

“While we’ve eased restrictions it’s still so important to make sure you’re washing your hands and staying 1.5 metres away from those who do not reside in your household. We also urge residents to wipe down equipment before and after use.”

“We have so many wonderful parks and facilities across our region and it will be wonderful to see them utilised again,” added Cr Pynsent.  

For information about Council services and facilities impacted by COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 status updates page.

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