A scooter track is already a winner with families ahead of more improvements at Town Beach playground.
A visit to the scooter pump track has become a Baker family ritual.
Port Macquarie couple Chloe and Corey Baker regularly take 20-month-old Rudy to the new scooter track.
The scooter track, added in stage one of the Town Beach playground upgrade, forms part of a larger play space revamp.
The stage two playground upgrade is scheduled to start in September.
Mrs Baker said they loved the new scooter track because it was an area where Rudy had space to play away from the bigger children at the nearby skate park.
"It [the scooter pump track] is accommodating a larger age range, which is good," she said.
"Especially coming out of lockdown, we look forward to this every weekend - it is our ritual."
Dirt Art, a specialist mountain bike consultant, constructed the scooter pump track.
Mrs Baker said they looked forward to the next stage of the Town Beach playground upgrade.
Stage two features the installation of playground equipment and landscaping.
The design includes a timber bridge with chime bells, tower with tunnel slide and junior double slide, timber post climbing structure, log climbing, shade sail and picnic shelter.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council's design team developed the playground plan after community consultation in October 2019.
In other playground developments, Red Ochre Park at Brierley Hill is earmarked for completion in mid-September, weather permitting.
The new playground in Port Macquarie's Innes Lake area, when complete, will have an upper terrace with all ability equipment, a middle playground terrace and lower grass terrace.
The upgraded Blair Reserve playground at Lighthouse Beach opened on July 7.
The playground features a wheelchair accessible picnic table, in-ground spinner, seesaw and bubbler as well as other playground equipment.
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