A rainbow slide, 25-metre flying fox, climbing equipment and a barbecue are now available to the Cobargo community with the opening of the new playground.
During the enforced COVID-19 lockdown, Bega Valley Shire Council's Leisure and Recreation team and local contractors GDB Excavation and Landscaping and Bega Bobcats forged ahead with four playground redevelopment projects.
As well as Cobargo's, new accessible playgrounds are open in Bemboka, Wyndham and Mogareeka
BVSC leisure and recreation projects officer Glenn Merrick said the work by the local contractors was first class and the spaces were looking great.
"The extremely valuable community contributions made in the planning process mean that each playground has unique components, with accessibility improvements a real feature across all the sites," Mr Merrick said.
"At Mogareeka this has taken the form of accessible parking and pathways linking the car park, playground toilets and barbecue areas, while in Cobargo the project provides accessible pathways linking the new picnic shelter and accessible table to the playground with the inclusion of new bench seating and a wheelchair accessible drinking fountain. Both parks have an accessible nest swing with rubber softfall base to provide access for all abilities.
"Also of note at Mogareeka is the inclusion of a large wooden ship feature piece to replace the ship that was destroyed by floodwaters during the 2016 East Coast Low event at Ray Whyman Reserve on the north of the Bega River.
"The playground at Cobargo has been constructed in traditional colours to represent the heritage values of the town...while the original old rocking horse has been repaired by council's Works staff and retained."