ACTIVE FEST in Sturt Park on Sunday was a huge success, explained a spokesperson for the Broken Hill City Council (BHCC).
Families and community members turned up and enjoyed the games and activities, and food available on the day.
“The community participation on the day was wonderful; feedback shows that people like this type of event, and this is something people want to see more of in the future,” one of the event organisers said.
Parents and grandparents sat back and listened to Leroy Johnson and the Waterbag Band while their kids swarmed to the various activities.
“Feedback from ACTIVE FEST goers on the day was that people were happy to be away from their screens and doing something together as a family and as a community. People said they would love for this type of event to happen quarterly rather than only once yearly,” a BHCC spokesperson said.
Dad Lachie Bell and his son Luka Bell enjoyed the tennis on offer from Tennis NSW and the local Tennis Association.
Meanwhile,Sydney-based skateboarding professionals Totem Collective travelled to the city and hosted skateboarding lessons on the new skate park.
Landcare gave away free trees to anyone who wanted them and let people enjoy tours of their local gardens.
There was a tug-of-war rope on the grass in front of the live music and a pegged-out field where groups of kids chased a large soccer ball around and only stopped for a quick photo opportunity.
One family with children between two and eight found a lack of supervision at some activities dangerous and would like to see this improved in future events.
Another older woman suggested that the food outlets consider using Eftpos if there are future events.
“I’d just like to thank all our partners and community groups for their support in providing this event to the city’s families,” Ms Dionne Devlin from the BHCC said.
ACTIVE FEST has been supported by the NSW Government, YMCA, PCYC, Social Futures, 2DryFM, local service clubs, local sports clubs, Tennis NSW, Tai Chi, Totem Collective and Creative Community Concepts.