Visitors are still finding the secret spaces and features that make up the new Lithgow Adventure Playground.
Tiny hidden native animals, made of metal, offer a delightful game for young visitors, while the mining-themed climbing frame and mouse wheel are already proving a favourite with older kids. Lithgow Lions Club offered a free barbecue at the site on Saturday, March 9, as it marked its official opening.
Lithgow City Council mayor, Cr Ray Thompson, said he was very happy to see it had already seen plenty of use.
"I hope the Lithgow community really enjoys this playground. I can see so many people here today, it's been absolutely wonderful," he said.
Cr Maree Statham, who proposed the adventure park during her time as mayor, said seeing it open was "a dream come true".
"In combination with the heated pool, it will entice people to stay in town."
She said she would now be pushing for signage to promote the park as well as stage two, which would include improved parking.