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A playground for seniors was the bright idea of councillor Rodney Degens.
A playground for seniors was the bright idea of councillor Rodney Degens.

SENIORS should have their own playground in the city centre, says Coffs Harbour City Councillor Rodney Degens.

He wants to see a seniors’ playground added to the plans for Brelsford Park so our elders and betters can join the youngsters on the city’s swings and roundabouts.

“An outdoor gym designed for the needs of the elderly located somewhere in Brelsford Park would be an inexpensive project and a sign of respect for our elders,” Cr Degens said.

“In the past couple of years we have seen the planning of the Brelsford Park children’s playground and its successful completion.

“The park looks great; it is continuously frequented by children and complements the colourful ‘Lego’ building across the street.

“As we are all getting older and in our turn becoming seniors, shouldn’t we desire that these seniors remain as healthy as they can, as flexible and as self-reliant as possible?”

Cr Degens said there had been recent suggestions in the council to re-visit the Brelsford Park Masterplan and move further with planning to progress it through to a second stage.



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