Stephan Field popular choice for Forbes 'ninja' playground

The area is marked in red.

The area is marked in red.

Stephan Field has been named the preferred location for the new "ninja" playground in community consultation.

Councillors at their September meeting supported the staff recommendation to go ahead with the all-new playground near the skate park and netball courts.

"Stephan Field is suitable as it is adjacent to existing facilities aimed at youth, the skate park and netball / basketball courts," the staff report says.

"There is also an existing public toilet block and parking is available adjacent to the site.

"The area located to the north of the skate park is not currently used for any other purpose other than open space."

But just what the park, inspired by the televised Ninja Warrior program, will look like is still open.

Cr Jeff Nicholson asked whether the development would have any impact on floodwater in the residential area around Stephan Field.

He was advised the type of equipment the park will hold is still up for discussion: council left the tenders to construct the park "open" to see what the market had to offer and those were yet to be considered.

Forbes Shire Council received a $278,267 NSW Government Stronger Country Communities grand to construct the Ninja Park.

The council team has been out to all schools to collect ideas on the project and its location, and put information displays up at the skate park and in the central business district.

The plot near the skate park received 39 per cent of 268 votes, the park adjacent to the Youth Centre was the next most popular option with 32 per cent.

Equipment will be inspired by the televised Ninja Warrior competition.

"To have a ninja park in Forbes will bring yet another element of fun to the existing portfolio of parks we currently have in the Forbes Shire," Forbes Council Mayor, Phyllis Miller OAM, said when the concept was announced last year.

"It will provide a great day out for the whole family with what I imagine will be many challenges set to inspire everyone to get involved."