IT was the day that could have changed Marsha Power's life forever.
Council workers had just finished raking the park across the road from her house, along Dresden Street.
Marsha let her four young boys go and play.
But then one of Marsha's boys found something terrifying.
"They thought it was a medicine dispenser," Marsha said.
"I am just so glad they didn't pick it up."
Marsha's sons had discovered a syringe on top of the sand in the playground.
"You hear of people standing on them and it just ruining their life."
Marsha has become increasingly concerned about the safety of the park.
"It's just been the last six months that it's got really bad."
Marsha said she often hears commotion down at the playground which has no light and is surrounded by bushland.
She is now calling on Council to reassess the safety requirements needed for the area.
"I think the sand needs to be dug up and replaced with rubber soft fall.
"The area needs to be lit properly.
"At night you will see someone walking across this way (towards the playground) and I try to keep an eye on them but it doesn't take long to lose them."
Now Marsha is focusing on what she can do to help protect her kids.
"I don't know what I am going to do now.
"I guess I will have to come down and check it all over before they can play here, but even then you don't know what's under the sand."