A group of petanque players is pleased with the Stuart Park upgrade as the precinct makeover continues.
The upgrade is a work in progress to provide the community with an updated sporting and recreation destination.
Petanque player Daryl Cathro said the work to date was really good.
"It's all done nicely and young families are using it [the playground] which is a pretty good test," he said.
A children's playground, picnic shelters and barbecues were completed, as well as a nearby fenced off-leash dog park, in 2019.
The off-leash dog park features equipment ranging from sit and stay tables to tunnels as well as open space for exercise.
Petanque player Bruce Wyatt added the off-leash dog park was getting quite a bit of use.
Safety improvements in Woods Street mark the next component of the makeover including formalised car parking, a turnaround area, better drainage and kerb and guttering.
That work is expected to be completed by early April, weather permitting.
Mr Cathro said the turnaround area was a really good idea, given semi-trailer use of the area.
Petanque players are also enjoying a relocated court. Petanque is a game similar to boules.
Mr Wyatt said there was a bit of work to go on the Stuart Park redevelopment but the area was already better than before.
Petanque player Franco Bortoli said the Stuart Park redevelopment would be fantastic when it was finished.
The Stuart Park upgrade is a $4 million project funded by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and the state government.
Outdoor multi-purpose courts have just been completed.
The project will also deliver refurbished amenities and canteens, sports field floodlighting, spectator seating, shade trees and new storage facilities.
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