Littlies in Bonny Hills now have a safe place to learn all about road rules, riding their bikes and scooters, while parents take a comfortable break on new seating.
The next stage of the Rainbow Beach Reserve playground development was inspected by Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams on Monday.
Thanks to a Community Building Partnership Grant from the state government the Bonny Hills Progress Association built an educational bike track adjacent to the new playground on the beach reserve.
The concrete track will have road signs, a pedestrian crossing and speed hump just like a real road.
Mrs Williams, MP, said seeing grant money turned into completed projects was rewarding.
“This investment in community infrastructure by the State Government is money well spent,” she said.
“The bike track is already being well used and no doubt will be a well-worn path for our young budding cyclists.”
A grant form the Kendall Community Op-Shop, matched by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, covered seating and landscaping nearby.
“The track was developed in consultation with the community,” said progress association president Roger Barlow.
“Parents and grandparents wanted similar facilities to Bain Park in Wauchope with different age groups of children catered for at the park.”
The track is a hit with young families. Playing in the background of the photo are children Abbey, Sebastian and Austin Hickey, Tanvi Padmanabha and parents Tami and Greg Hickey and Hari Padmanabha.
Tami said the bike track was a great addition to the park for small children and toddlers.
Next project on the radar for the progress association is the aged and failing toilet block. The association plans to build a modern facility and demolish the existing one creating more open space to enjoy.