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L-R Hailen Capp, Charlotte Reeves, Paxton Capp – who was celebrating his 4th birthday and Hugh Reeves.

Lawrence locals enjoy park upgrade

The Lawrence Memorial Park which is situated on the edge of the Clarence River, reopened to the public on Friday after undergoing a much-needed upgrade.

Residents were out over the weekend, enjoying their new facility.

Amber Toms from Lawrence was at the park on Sunday for a small birthday party and said that the Memorial Park upgrade is a great asset for Lawrence.

“It’s an amazing new park opened up,” Ms Toms said.

“There’s lots of activities for the kids and they’re having loads of fun.

“It’s a great spot to come and have birthday parties or just a quiet sit down by the river while the kids play.

“We were very excited to see that the park opened back up just in time for Paxton’s 4th birthday.

“It’s great. The kids can have their skateboards or their scooters or bikes or their roller blades.

“They learn the road rules as they scoot around and it suits all different age groups as well. So, there’s something for everyone,” she said.

Another Lawrence resident Sarah Reid said that the upgrade of the park is a great thing for Lawrence as the small village doesn’t tend to get a lot of new things.

“My son Declan has been waiting for ages for the park to re-open,” Ms Reid said.

“So, he wanted to come here as soon as he could.

“It’s a great park; it’s got the flying fox, the scooter track is awesome and it’s good for families too because you can get some lunch from across the road at the shop and come and sit down and watch the water – it’s just a great little spot.

“So, he’s come down here with one of his mates from school today and they’re having a play together and having great time.

“It’s really nice being on the edge of the water, so you can go and have a little fish if you want to and grab some lunch and have a nice little outing. The kids can bring their scooters and bikes as well, so it keeps them busy as well. So, it’s great,” she said.