Progress on the new Eaglehawk Regional Play Space on the shores of Lake Neangar is progressing well with some exciting and interesting equipment installed on site.

A grand opening of the play space is being planned for 11am on Sunday, September 16.

The council is building a play space of a type that has never been seen in greater Bendigo before.

It is very special and unique to Eaglehawk and it’s expected to attract families from throughout the region and beyond.

Shaped like a giant eagle hawk, the new play space will cater to children of all ages.

The play space is multi zoned with both passive and active equipment for children with various skill and abilities.

It will feature custom designed play equipment inspired by the famous Banjo Patterson poem Mulga Bill’s Bicycle which starts with the line Twas Mulga Bill from Eaglehawk and a butterfly themed junior play area called Where Angels Play to celebrate the life of baby Zayden Veal Whitting.

The play space will include equipment for swinging, spinning and sliding with adventure and movement play including a double flying fox, a series of pathways, extensive tree planting, landscaping and picnic and barbecue facilities for the whole family to enjoy.