Families have made memories for a lifetime as they explored a $1.75 million attraction that's tipped to become a lasting hit with Dubbo residents and visitors alike.
Hundreds of people turned out for the opening of the Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden Adventure Playground on Sunday.
Young faces beamed as they flew on the flying fox, rocketed down the giant slide and soared on the basket swing.
The attraction offers about 40 play elements, and has been designed to be inclusive of all abilities.
It also fosters intergenerational interaction, with a seniors fitness area alongside favourites for children.
The NSW government provided $1.3 million and Dubbo Regional Council contributed a further $450,000.
The playground was first in the design stage in 2015, and the community had been anticipating its opening in the lead-up to Sunday.
Donna Hay brought her granddaughter and the pair were huge fans.
"She's played and explored and loved it," Mrs Hay said.
Narelle Foley came with her granddaughter and her mother to the "beautiful" attraction.
"Everything's really great, there's some nice challenging parts for the kids as well," she said.
"I love it, Dubbo needs it."
Dubbo mayor Ben Shields said the playground allowed "kids to be kids".
"It's designed for kids to come here and get a bit dirty, to explore, to get amongst nature and be kids out in not necessarily a place that's got, overly-protected with cotton-wool buds or anything like that," he said.
The park also features a Liberty Swing that was completed through $30,000 of fundraising from disability advocate Tracy Hanna, and an amenities block that complies with the "Changing Spaces" guidelines, completed with lifting devices and an adult change table.
Cr Shields anticipated the playground would become "a tourist attraction in its own right".
"It's going to actually draw more people to Dubbo to understand that Dubbo is the capital of western NSW, that people can come here and it's got attractions for all people..." he said.
"I'm also particularly pleased with the wheelchair accessible swing.
"That again is something that's going to be a real drawcard to this facility, because kids of all abilities are going to have something they can do at this park."
The mayor said the turnout showed the interest in the city's parklands.
"And I can only encourage people to come down, doesn't matter if you've got kids or not, come down and have a look at this park, it's fantastic, it's unique, it's not like any other park, playground we've got in Dubbo," Cr Shields said.