Launceston's most anticipated park has an official opening date.
After months of waiting and budget blowouts, the City of Launceston council is ready to open Riverbend Park.
A community event will be held on August 17 from 10am, with a free barbecue, basketball activities, face painting and a visit from the Hawthorn Football Club mascots.
The park is divided into four zones including the River Play area, Gorge Play area, Wild Core area, and the Urban Plaza.
A range of play equipment and experiences are located in each zone, including swings, diggers, sand pits, a wheelchair carousel, a water-play area, musical instruments, outdoor table tennis, see-saws and a full-size sports court.
The park's largest attractions are undoubtedly the Sky Walk and the 'confluence net', two of the largest pieces of play equipment in Australia.
Mayor Albert van Zetten said the opening would be an exciting day for families.
"The park itself is larger in area than even City Park, and I think children - and indeed adults - are going to have fantastic fun exploring all it has to offer," he said
"I have already had the pleasure of climbing the Sky Walk, and while it may not be for the faint of heart, the views are spectacular."
Cr van Zetten expects the opening to be a very busy day.
"we encourage as many people as possible to take advantage of the pedestrian and cycling routes to the site," he said.
"We'd especially like to thank the children of Launceston for being patient with us while we've worked through some pretty ordinary weather conditions."
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