Home' The Loxton News : February 18th 2015 Contents The Loxton News, Wednesday, February 18, 2015 -- 11
District Council of Loxton Waikerie
Darren & Kim Schwarz
Peter and Ruth Lock
Loxton Christmas Lights Committee
St Peter's Lutheran Church Youth Group
Loxton Ambulance Social Club
Loxton Charity for all Bingos
Loxton Mardi Gras Inc
Peter & Leonie Sheffield
Loxton Hospital Complex
Loxton Men's Shed
Loxton High School Staff & Students
Loxton Mini Mart
Loxton Scout Group
Santos Ready Mixed Concrete
Loxton Community Centre
Riverland Sheds / Lysagnt
Loxton Apex Club
Loxton Rotary Club
Chris Schutz Truck and Bobcat Hire
Riverland Creative Pools & Landscaping
and Loxton Pioneer Playground Working
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Share in the fun this Saturday
Locals are invited to
celebrate the opening
of the Loxton Pioneer
Playground this Saturday
The playground is the result of a huge
community fundraising effort and four
years of planning.
For working group member Rosemary
French, this weekend's official opening
brings an "overwhelming" feeling of joy.
"The entire working group's feeling is,
'we've done it'," she said.
"And this was largely due to the help of
Loxton Waikerie Council -- especially chief
executive officer Peter Ackland -- and that
the community has gotten behind us.
"I just love going down there to see
what has been accomplished. It has
been an awesome journey."
Mrs French said the long-awaited
opening of the playground had
generated a "buzz" amongst locals, with
the young and young-at-heart keen to
try out the new equipment.
A statement feature of the playground
is the ps Jolly Miller -- a custom made
climbing net structure that sits proudly
at the centre of the playground.
Sitting alongside it is the electronic,
interactive 'Neos' game, which is the
first model of its kind installed at a
South Australian playground.
Care was also taken to select items of
equipment that can be used by toddlers
through to older primary aged children,
and also accessed by gophers and
The requests of local students raised
via 'spaceshaper' design workshops held
in 2012 were also taken into account.
Barbecue facilities and an undercover
seated area have also been installed,
meaning families can enjoy functions at
Mrs French said while the playground
may appear to be finished, Saturday's
opening signalled the completion of
stage one of construction.
The project will continue with stage
two, which will include new toilet facilities,
lighting, shade structures, QR code signage
and additional play equipment.
"I think once people see and
experience what we've already got now,
it will maintain that drive to see the
project finished," Mrs French said.
In the meantime though, volunteers
are being kept busy putting the finishing
touches on the site in preparation for
its opening in three days. Around 300
plants and shrubs were planted on
Tuesday, while additional seating and
tables will hopefully be installed this
Saturday's opening celebrations will
take place from 10am, with a barbecue
and light refreshments afterwards.
Loxton Waikerie Mayor Leon
Stasinowsky will cut the ribbon,
while members of the Loxton Pioneer
Playground Working Group will each give
a speech on the project's history.
Everyone is invited to join in with the
celebrations, with people encouraged to
have a go on the new equipment.
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