Wauchope pool has re-opened for swimming - but you'll have to book a lane to dive for before it closes for the winter season.
In this week's mayoral message Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Mayor Peta Pinson showcased developments in the Wauchope area.
As COVID-19 restrictions ease - outdoor gym equipment, pools and playgrounds have re-opened - Cr Pinson said residents still needed to be vigilant.
"We have really been missing being with friends and family. Groups of 10 can now come out an socialise," she said
"We want to remind people we're not out of it yet. Covid is still a real health concern.
"So keep your social distancing and hand hygiene - make sure we're washing your hands.
"Remember to stay safe. If you're not well, please, don't go out, don't go to work."
She said a number of playgrounds in Wauchope have been upgraded, including new facilities at Rocks Ferry Reserve and Blackbutt Park.
"Everybody loves the playgrounds," Cr Pinson said.
"Grandparents love to take the grandkids and parents just like to have a chill and a relax while kids go nuts in the playground."
She said Rocks Ferry was popular, especially during the summer.
Cr Pinson also showcased the revitalisation of the main street of Wauchope.
"How good does it look? It has really come into this century, " she said
"The shops just look great. Who wouldn't want to come over here and shop unique boutique in Wauchope."
The work included upgrades to widen footpaths, plantings and seating.
Cr Pinson also outlined details of a masterplan for Bain Park, which will be part of the June council meeting, and updates on multi-million dollar improvements to Bago Road.