New $940,000 park built in South Plympton

Read about the all the details of the new park.

An unused block of vacant land in South Plympton has been transformed into a new $940,000 park complete with two playgrounds, a central oval, bike track, fitness equipment, a barbecue and picnic facilities.

Jervois Street Reserve includes a space for three-on-three netball and basketball, tunnels for kids to climb through, artworks, tables for outdoor chess and ping pong, landscaping and a shelter.

The 6000 sq m park will be officially opened by Mayor Kris Hanna at a free community event and barbecue at 11.30am on Sunday, 28 August.

Activities will include a demonstration of the fitness circuit, tips on using the bike ‘pump track’ by junior BMX champion and City of Marion Sports Person of the Year, Rayna Anesbury, and face painting.

Mayor Kris Hanna said the new reserve was the first of its kind in the City of Marion.

“Jervois Street Reserve will be a drawcard for local families and encourage them to be active, have fun and relax together,” Mr Hanna said.

“The community helped design the park during extensive consultation and there are options for the adventurous, as well as those who like to unwind at a slower pace.   

“There is no other park like it in the City of Marion.”City-Limits-August-2016-Jervois-Park-Image-1

The park is surrounded by a 280-metre walking path and there is a ‘pump track’ with mounds and jumps for cyclists to race around.

The junior playground features an ‘apple tunnel’, a slide, swings, paths, and a 1-metre long wooden caterpillar for children to climb on, water and sand play area, and butterfly shade.

The senior playground, includes a flying fox, climbing frame, and basket swing.

The central oval measures 44-metres x 32-metres.

More than 90 trees and 3130 shrubs have been planted.   

Council bought the land from Housing SA in 2013 to create more open space in the city’s north. The land cost $2.94 million with Council providing $1.56 million and the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) the balance.

Work has been funded by $590,000 from the City of Marion, $300,000 from DPTI and a $50,000 donation from Edwardstown Rotary Club.

Mayor Kris Hanna thanked the club for its generosity.

“On behalf of Council and local residents I would like to thank Edwardstown Rotary Club for its generous donation of $50,000, which has been used to help build facilities that will be enjoyed by many local families,” Mr Hanna said.

“I also thank DPTI for contributing $1.68 million to the project.”

More information is available at marion.sa.gov.au/parks-and-playgrounds


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