Community Park completed and open
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Last modified: 12 Jul 2022 12:21pm
A brand new playground, basketball half-court, BBQ area and landscape planting are now in place at the new West Melton Community Park.
The new facilities mark the completion of the park, which has been developed in two stages over the past 12 months. Stage one, including skate and scooter ramps and bowl, was completed in December 2021.
The community park will be a huge asset for local residents, says Community Projects Manager Cam Warr. “This is a park the whole community will be able to use and enjoy,” he says. “There are facilities for children, youth and families, options for both active and passive recreation, and attractive landscaped areas with seating and open spaces to relax in.”
There are just a few finishing touches to be added, including completion of the BBQ area, which was delayed due to COVID-19, Mr Warr says. The next stage of the development is to install a public toilet on the highway side of the park, funded through the Tourism Infrastructure Fund. The development has been undertaken by contractors Nelson Creek Skateparks and Boards, City Care and Playco, at a total project cost of around $600,000. “We want to acknowledge the input of the community in helping design the park, and the contribution of the West Melton District Residents Association, for their involvement and support of the project.”