Parramatta families will have a good reason to go outside and get active when the first multi-use playground is built on the river foreshore.
The foreshore-themed playground is due to be completed by mid-2013 and a council spokeswoman said it will include equipment which will provide young people with many "challenges, themes and experiences, including two slides".
A multi-purpose events space and new seating will also be installed for parents to enjoy the water views while children enjoy the new playground next to the Elizabeth St footbridge.
Parramatta lord mayor John Chedid said the playground was designed to encourage families to enjoy the outdoors and get physically active.
“This is our first non-traditional playground incorporating creative play elements and challenges, including climbing rope and a fireman’s pole allowing children to explore at their own pace,” Cr Chedid said.
“Playgrounds provide many families with the opportunity for their kids to be physically active and act as a meeting place for parents to socialise.”
A council spokeswoman said the playground was another example of their revitalisation of the city’s natural open spaces and would ensure the foreshore’s popularity.