$590,000 upgrade for playgrounds

Find out about our plans to revamp three playgrounds in the City of Marion.

City Limits Magazine Issue 45 April 2014 Front Cover

This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 45 - April 2014.

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Three of Marion’s most popular playgrounds are set to be upgraded in a $590,000 overhaul.

Work at Linear Park Reserve, Hallett Cove and Warradale Park Reserve, Warradle has already begun, while construction is scheduled to being at York Avenue Reserve, Clovelly Park, in May.

The revamps add to the completion of $300,000 worth of improvements at Rajah Reserve, Oaklands Park in conjunction with the Roger Rasheed Foundation.

A new swing, slide, rope and climbing structures will be installed at Linear Park Reserve along with sand and water features and a three-on-three basketball court.

City Limits April 2014 - Warradale Park ReserveNew features at Warradale Park Reserve will include a special play unit for toddlers, a bitumen cricket pitch, barbecue and walking path.

York Avenue will also benefit from a range of new equipment, including a double swing.

Open space and recreation planner Alice Ralph said the new playgrounds would be exciting for families. 

“The new playgrounds will be exciting for families and have been designed to encourage children to get outside and have fun,” Ms Ralph said.

“Designs reflect the needs of the local community and were developed during extensive consultation.

“I would like to thank everyone who had their say through on-site meetings, online surveys and social media.”

Upgrades to Linear Park Reserve will cost $250,000, Warradale Park Reserve $220,000, and York Avenue Reserve $120,000, and are expected to be completed by June this year.

More than 30 playgrounds have been upgraded in the past four years as part of a long-term strategy to upgrade 90 reserves by 2023.

The improvements aim to provide high quality play areas that deliver long-term health and social benefits to families.

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