Jul 102018
 
waterlily playscape park

Cultivating community and well being in Ocean Shores by creating a playscape at Waterlily Park .

Waterlily Community Playscape group was established by local volunteers to build a playground area by the community at Waterlily Park, in Ocean Shores, NSW, Australia.

Since May 2015, the group has been meeting regularly to progress the project.After launching phase 1 of the project which included installing a playground, we are now entering the second phase of the project: additional equipment (shade sails, flying fox, a tree house and a fairy chair). This initiative is getting growing attention from many local residents, councillors and local organisations. This page allows all to stay updated and get involved.

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1 week ago

Further damage to Waterlily Playscape!

Over a number of recent weeks some young vandals have broken through the protective safety fencing at Waterlily Playscape and cut and tagged the rubber matting that had just just been laid under the new play equipment.

Now it’s happened again! On both Friday and Saturday nights they were at it again - scattering rocks and dirt and spraying shaving cream everywhere - causing further damage to this exciting, community-project. On Sunday morning a couple of the kids were up on top of the new shade-sails, refusing to get down despite the Police being called.

This on-going damage to the Playscape is delaying the much anticipated completion of works and the community’s enjoyment of the new Play Station and Flying Fox

Parents - please make sure it's not your kids who are breaking into the safety fencing both day and night.

If you are aware of any anti-social behaviour, particularly after dark, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. You can choose to do this anonymously.

Thank you…

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Further damage to Waterlily Playscape! Over a number of recent weeks some young vandals have broken through the protective safety fencing at Waterlily Playscape and cut and tagged the rubber matting that had just just been laid under the new play equipment. Now it’s happened again! On both Friday and Saturday nights they were at it again - scattering rocks and dirt and spraying shaving cream everywhere - causing further damage to this exciting, community-project. On Sunday morning a couple of the kids were up on top of the new shade-sails, refusing to get down despite the Police being called. This on-going damage to the Playscape is delaying the much anticipated completion of works and the community’s enjoyment of the new Play Station and Flying Fox Parents - please make sure its not your kids who are breaking into the safety fencing both day and night. If you are aware of any anti-social behaviour, particularly after dark, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. You can choose to do this anonymously. Thank you… Waterlily Community Playscape CommitteeImage attachment

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Are you interested in helping out with solving any of the root causes of teen problems and think the Playscape and park could be part of the solution? Consider joining our committee, we have an AGM 18 July, by nominating yourself. Contact the committee via the website. Of course there are other reasons to join the membership and committee and contribute as a volunteer and community member. We are also planning a celebration in August, come help us make a great event.

I'm at the park right now and there are 4 kids about 10 yrs old in the fenced area throwing big rocks up onto the sails and basically tearing the place up.

Get the local youth to have a meeting and ask them what they want.

Surely the kids parents should be involved first if they are so young? And as much as I agree that there isn’t much to do it’s no excuse for vandalism. this was during the day I imagine?!

It’s foul behaviour no doubt about it and there is no excuse however there is absolutely nothing in ocean shores for the teenagers,not even decent public transport for them to get to places where there is something for them to do. Parents work n can’t always drive them around. I think it would be great to turn Water Lilly park into something like Suffolk Park has. Add some really cool skate ramps ,a large shelter for workshops for the teenagers in the holidays like inscribe does in Suffolk ,have outdoor cinema nights etc. Add market gardens and a mobile cafe and the place would come alive and give the teenagers a cool safe place to hang out n the dodgy ones will have to go somewhere else.

Waterlily Playscape can yall buy and set up a night vision camera somewhere where they cant see it.? Because its a small suburb of sorts so im sure someone would have to recognize the little twats

Such a shame! Any ideas when it might be open? I’m hoping to have my sons bday party there on Sunday 30th June 🙏🌟🙏

We are all responsible for a our own actions, it is something I think there’s not enough of .

Lights and classical music playing. That’s what they did at a dodgie train station near where I used to live in Melbourne and it worked.

Talk to the local youth centres

Maybe it’s time for some clandestinely placed cameras. You can get relatively inexpensive CCTV cameras that link to an app on your phone and they can be watched in real time, then there are the ones that only turn on when there is movement. You don’t have to be a council to install CCTV and obviously this damage is costing money. Hopefully it’s insured in some way.

I would put cameras up. What is wrong with these kids? If caught they should be held accountable

That’s so not ok.

What is wrong with the world there sure is some sick people around 😡

Put the kids photos all over the shire so everyone knows who they are. Mongrels

Stupid boys

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2 weeks ago

Glasses found at Playscape. Call Tina on mob: 0405383798 ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Shade Sails were installed in the Playscape yesterday.
Not long now...
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OMG the day has finally arrived 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

4 weeks ago

Progress in the Park!

This week the new Play Station has taken shape beside the Fort. The all-abilities pathways will provide access to all and soft-fall matting will be laid on the lower level.

Parents and carers will be able to keep an eye on their kids from the picnic tables in the BBQ Shelter as well as from the bench seats.

Tree Loppers have been removing the dead and white-ant infested trees!
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Ah-mazing! Thanks so much for all the incredible work that those behind Waterlily Playscape have done to make this happen for our kids. Its just awesome.

We are hoping that the new flying fox will have a screen of shrubs & small trees planted in front of it near the houses (& will be finished soon, as we are over 3mths of noisey construction machinery & big trucks parked at the side & back of our houses) 😒 sorry to complain but we as residents that live right on the park (& neighbours that live within a few streets of the park) are so over the noise!! And we were lied to about where the flying fox would go, no consultation, & how long construction would take. Cheryl Bailey

A Fantastic space 🌺

Looks fantastic!!!

When will it be open?

looks great!

Kurt Bullock

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1 month ago

Crane in WP 21.5.19 Delivering Poles
Cubby House Deliveries 22.5.19
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Poles for the Cubby House WP 22.5.19 and Shade Sails
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1 month ago

There's a lot of activity in Waterlily Park today - numbers of trucks, big wooden poles, play elements and a new Fairy Story-telling Chair!

There's now safety fencing around all the current play elements as well as the BBQ Shelter and it will be there for at least a week. Of course this means there must be no entry to the fenced area.

The big wooden poles will support the gumleaf-coloured shade sails that will cover the play equipment.

The concrete base for the 'treehouse' structure will be poured within a couple of days so it won’t be too long before children are exploring exactly what it has to offer them.

Of course you can still use the new gym, access the toilets, and enjoy the new shared walk/cycleway. We're delighted to see the little kids on their bikes having a ball on the pathway!

It's all very exciting! We'll keep you posted!!
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So exciting! We watched the workers yesterday for a while and my kids love riding their bikes on the footpath.

About time we got shade! We’ve waited 5 years for this day! Well done all.

Frances Pike

Rosalie Duignan ❤️

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2 months ago

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Are there plans for a sun shade over the playground?

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3 months ago

Council's contractors are doing very well with the delivery of the wheelchair accessible walk / cycleway along the lake at the moment. It looks like they will be finished this element within the next couple of weeks. They've finished the carpark and new fitness equipment 🙂 Like? ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

New Fitness Equipment & Carpark Upgrade

If you go down to the Park this week, you’re in for a big surprise! Yes! By the end of the week Waterlily Park's refurbished carpark will be open.

And… the new Fitness Equipment with its soft fall matting is in place. The emerald green softens the gleam of the stainless steel. (The current Exercise Equipment will be refurbished and relocated within park.)

As well you’ll see that work on the wheelchair-accessible walk/cycleway is well underway and if everything goes to plan, it will be completed within a couple of weeks.

It won't be long before the Flying Fox, the ‘Treehouse’ structure and the Shade Sails will be installed.

You need to sing the first sentence (🐻)!
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New Fitness Equipment & Carpark Upgrade If you go down to the Park this week, you’re in for a big surprise! Yes! By the end of the week Waterlily Parks refurbished carpark will be open. And… the new Fitness Equipment with its soft fall matting is in place. The emerald green softens the gleam of the stainless steel. (The current Exercise Equipment will be refurbished and relocated within park.) As well you’ll see that work on the wheelchair-accessible walk/cycleway is well underway and if everything goes to plan, it will be completed within a couple of weeks. It wont be long before the Flying Fox, the ‘Treehouse’ structure and the Shade Sails will be installed. You need to sing the first sentence (🐻)!Image attachment

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Fantastic looking forward to having a workout

We’re is this details

Frances Pike

Nice work 🙏🏻👍🏼

Duncan Kendall

Nice work 🙏🏻👍🏼

Dee Kendall

So excited 😆

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