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Thanks to some help from Bulga Coal, Singleton kids have been taking playtime to new heights at the brand new $2.8 million architecturally-designed Riverside Park on John Street.

This all-new state of the art playground was funded in part by $700,000 from Bulga Coal under its Voluntary Planning Agreement with Singleton Council and was officially unveiled just in time for the school holidays and has proven to be a hit with people of all ages.

The brightly-coloured park boasts multi-storey slides from two architectural towers, a sky bridge, water play, rock climbing and even Wi-Fi bins. The Riverside kiosk is also open for business, serving coffee and tea, smoothies, milkshakes, muffins, cakes and slices.

Bulga Coal Operations Manager Geoff Kelly, Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore, and Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen attended the opening of this great addition to the Singleton area.

Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore said the park was another feature that made John Street a destination for locals and visitors from neighbouring local government areas.

“This playground is second to none with something for children of all ages. A lot of thought has also gone into making this a park that’s not just fun but safe too, with features such as soft fall and fencing. The park is another fantastic addition for John Street in a continuation of the Town Centre improvements that began with funding from the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions fund, and a great achievement for our community by Council and the mining industry working together,” she said.

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