Discover Cook At The NEW Endeavour Mega Park!
- All Ages
By: Phoebe Ackland, ellaslist
Blacktown is home to a new mega playground called 'Endeavour Park', a $1.5 million installation that commemorates Captain Cook’s voyage to Australia on his ship, the Endeavour. We're sure this will be a hot spot for local families in need of playtime.
Playground features include climbing structures, swings, balance beams, a sandpit in the shape of Tahiti, a tribute to the transit of Venus, wheelchair accessible swings, and a goat-shaped ride that remembers the goat that made the journey aboard the Endeavour. A lot of attention has been paid to detail, with the rubber flooring of the playground taking shape of the 30-metre ship.
Seriously Committed To Theme
The park boasts awesome facilities too making it a great place to spend an entire family day out including wheelchair accessible toilets, plenty of green space, fitness stations, paved pathways, BBQs, picnic areas, and an off-leash dog area.
Fiona Robbe from Fiona Robbe Landscape Architecture (the team who brought the playground to life) said of the Captain Cook theme: “It was a wonderful theme to work with; everything about his life was extraordinary. Turning these amazing stories into a playground was challenging but we had a lot of fun with it.”
This weekend is the perfect time to check it out, because Blacktown Council is celebrating the new addition to the neighbourhood with the 'Endeavour Park Fun Day.' Mayor of Blacktown City, Councillor Stephen Bali said: “We are opening the park with a major celebration, and all are welcome. There will be a barbecue sausage sizzle and plenty of fun for kids including a roving pirate and face painting." Join in the fun this Saturday 2 September from 11am-1pm.
You can find this playground at the corner of James Cook Drive and Shanke Crescent, Kings Langley.