It’s that time of year once again when cricket bats are packed away and footy boots shined for the coming winter season.
In preparation for the 2018 season the MidCoast Council parks team has been busy ensuring grounds are in tip top condition.
And with more than 60 full-size playing fields to attend to across the council area, preparing to kick off the new season is no mean feat.
“Sport is a huge part of our local culture, and we take pride in ensuring our facilities are in the best possible condition before the season starts,” parks and reserves co-ordinator, Wayne Hull said.
“We also service 86 playgrounds and 14 skateparks across the region, so every taste is catered for as we head into the colder weather.”
As the winter sports facilities heat-up, local swimming pools are starting to close their doors for the winter spell.
The final day of operation for outdoor pools at Gloucester, Krambach, Nabiac, Tuncurry, Bulahdelah, Tea Gardens and Stroud is Sunday, April 29 (including opening on Anzac Day), however due to the end of daylight saving they are now closing at 6pm daily.
The Wingham Memorial Swimming Pool, and Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre’s outdoor pool both closed over the Easter long weekend, reopening on October 1.
For more information about recreational facilities throughout the MidCoast region, visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/recreation