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Children have been breaking bones, burning themselves and knocking out teeth in just three months of using a brand new playground. 

Boongaree Nature Play Park in Berry, on the NSW south coast, only opened in January, but parents have already complained about safety concerns.

At least 30 parents whose children have been hurt at the park reported broken bones, fractures, burns, and other serious injuries.

Accounts have emerged of several Aussie children suffering severe injuries while playing at a huge, seemingly unassuming playground located on Sydney's south coast

Accounts have emerged of several Aussie children suffering severe injuries while playing at a huge, seemingly unassuming playground located on Sydney's south coast

Accounts have emerged of several Aussie children suffering severe injuries while playing at a huge, seemingly unassuming playground located on Sydney’s south coast

Local mum Tisha Fleming said her four-year-old daughter broke both her legs while riding the park’s metal slide with her father.

‘I’m reaching out to see if there are other parent’s who have had serious incidents at the Boongaree playground in Berry?’ she wrote in a Facebook post accompanied with a picture of the slide.

‘My four-year-old daughter broke both her legs going down the slide sitting in her Dad’s lap [as it’s quite fast] and from the speed she fell back, her legs flew in the air and her sandals caught the roof and hyperextended.’

Tisha said she heard of ‘many similar accidents’ at the park from ‘word of mouth’ and made an inquiry at the local council about the issue.

‘After speaking with council they haven’t received the same feedback and because the park has been certified they won’t be making any improvements,’ she wrote. 

‘I completely understand that it was an accident, however I just want to make sure no other parent has to go through what we have “if” there are improvements that can be made to ensure safety.’

Berry resident Tisha Fleming revealed in a Facebook post that her four-year-old daughter broke both of her legs while riding the park's metal slide (pictured) with her father

Berry resident Tisha Fleming revealed in a Facebook post that her four-year-old daughter broke both of her legs while riding the park's metal slide (pictured) with her father

Berry resident Tisha Fleming revealed in a Facebook post that her four-year-old daughter broke both of her legs while riding the park’s metal slide (pictured) with her father

Dozens of other parents whose children were also injured at the troubled playground shared their horror stories.

‘My son’s come flying off all those slide but the one up the back was worse. He’s 10kg and lands about half a metre off the slide,’ one wrote.

‘My daughter had an accident there she put her shoes down to slow herself and flipped forward in the pipe hitting her head/face when she landed face first into slide,’ another added.

A third added: ‘My five-year-old fell straight through one of the gaps that are along that pathway and was like a rag doll going down the spider web thing. 

‘Luckily enough I was close enough to stop her before she hit her head.’

One parent said their 11-year-old son was hurt on the same metal slide Tisha Fleming’s daughter was injured on.

The parent reported that her son suffered fractures and dislodged teeth and was in Westmead Children’s hospital.

Ms Fleming says she is aware of at least 30 major accidents at the park. 

A spokesperson from Shoalhaven Council told Daily Mail Australia that visitors at the park should use the play equipment in a safe manner before they advised parents to always monitor their children.  

‘Council strongly encourages visitors to use the park’s play equipment with reasonable care and for minors to be continuously and actively supervised by their parents or guardians.’ 

The spokesperson said the equipment at the park ‘has been designed and certified as compliant with the relevant Australian Standards.’ 

‘Given the recent community concern, Council will be working with KidsSafe Australia to undertake an independent assessment of the facility.’

Source: Daily Mail

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