It's play-time again at Jenny Murphy Park

Forbes North kids will be able to kick a footy around their local park by the end of this school holiday break.

Council is pleased to announce that Stage one of the refurbishment of Jenny Murphy Park has recently been completed.

The park now features a new cantilever swing, rubber soft fall and two new rugby goal posts to accommodate the half size rugby pitch.

Local residents had asked for this park to be refurbished during a series of community consultations.

Local residents had been without a park since the previous playground equipment was lost to vandalism.

2019 Citizen of the Year, Amy Shine approached Council back in November 2018 to look into upgrading the park to work alongside her dream to hold a pop-up preschool for children in this area.

"I want to highlight the importance of preschool education in our community," Amy Shine, Forbes Preschool Director, said.

"This park means a lot to the locals, and I hope it brings the children together to support them through the stresses of childhood in a positive and healthy manner."

Mayor Phyllis Miller said access to safe, high-quality parks would increase physical activity levels and improve health in the community.

"For kids, parks improve mental and social health during what is often a tumultuous time of life," she said.

There are further upgrades planned for the park in Stage two. This includes more playground equipment and a larger soft-fall area.

"We ask the community to respect the park, and we will then provide the community with more," Mayor Miller said.

"The park is not there to be vandalised or disrespected. It is an area for all to come together and enjoy."