A PAIR of new, multi-coloured slides are set to be installed at SPC KidsTown by the end of next month, to replace the 20 year old slides that have served their purpose for tens of thousands of children.
The project, which will see the coloured slides themed around the KidsTown’ logo, will come at a total cost of $72,625 and is being funded through help provided by the Victorian Government, with works set to begin mid April.
Greater Shepparton City Council projects manager – active living, Paul Elshaug said, “The current slides were constructed in 1997 and have been there for quite some time now. Their wear and tear is a bit beyond maintenance.
“The latest options and standards for slides are different now than when the slides were initially installed. The new ones will be more vibrant and colourful and meet these changing standards for playgrounds.
“The current slides are one of the main attractions at SPC KidsTown and it will be good to reinvigorate that area.
“It’s going to be great.
“The Greater Shepparton City Council acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government for this project.”
SPC KidsTown coordinator, Tracey Toy said, “It is very exciting news for SPC KidsTown to receive something significant like these new slides.
“The current slides have had a couple of generations coming through them, so it will be great to see something new and colourful installed and to see the kids faces when they see them for the first time.
“They are tunnel slides as well, which is different. It will be a completely new experience for visitors to the playground.
“We have a lot of visitors that come from outside our region as well and I can’t wait for those kids to come in again and hear them go wow, this is cool.
“Our upcoming Twilight Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday, March 24 kicks off the school holidays as well as celebrates the Easter long weekend, which will be a good chance for people to come and get photos on the old slides before they are gone. They are a part of SPC KidsTown’s history.”
The Twilight Easter Hunt will run from 6pm for 5 years and under and 6:30pm for 6 years and older and registrations open at 4pm.