Grand Opening of the CSIRO Parkes Observatory Playground!

This milestone marks not just the culmination of an incredible outcome but also the launch of an exciting new era, where the cosmos comes alive in the heart of the CSIRO Parkes Observatory Playground.

Moduplay Team 2 min read April 11, 2024 Success Stories & Insights

We’re thrilled to announce the unveiling of the CSIRO Parkes Observatory Playground, made possible by a generous $500,000 investment from the NSW Government. This playground transformation represents a significant leap forward in inclusivity, featuring wheelchair-accessible paths, sensory mazes inspired by space exploration, and soft fall ground cover adorned with captivating outer space patterns.

Minister for Regional NSW, Tara Moriarty, expressed her excitement about the accessibility upgrades, stating, “This is now a great accessible space to host young space fans, further cementing itself as a world-class tourism destination for budding astronomers who visit the region.”

Mayor of Parkes Shire, Cr Neil Westcott, echoed these sentiments, emphasising the importance of accessibility and innovation in enhancing the visitor experience. “Increasing the accessibility to all indoor and outdoor visitor areas at the facility, and by making the Visitor Centre more mobility-friendly, inclusive, and family-friendly, will improve the visitor experience,” he remarked.

At Moduplay, we’re proud to have collaborated with CSIRO and the Parkes Shire Council on this groundbreaking project. Our commitment to quality and inclusivity is evident in every aspect of the playground’s design and construction.

The CSIRO Parkes Observatory, home to the iconic Murriyang radio telescope, attracts over 100,000 visitors annually. These upgrades ensure that every visitor can fully experience the wonders of the universe in an engaging and accessible manner.

As we celebrate the grand opening of the CSIRO Parkes Observatory Playground, we’re reminded of the transformative power of play and exploration. Together, we’re shaping a future where everyone, regardless of age or ability, can embark on a journey of discovery and wonder. Join us as we continue our mission of Bringing Play to the World!

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