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George Street Reserve Upgrade Celebrations

When:
Saturday 26 June, 2021
Time:
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Topic:
Community event
Type:
Council events
Audience:
Resident, Families, Children
Cost:
FREE
Nannigai Drive Reserve Swing

Families are invited to come along and enjoy an exciting range of new facilities.

A plaque will be unveiled to mark the occasion.

Morning tea will be provided.

What work has been done?

Council has invested $560,000 in improving the reserve.

The new playground is themed on the site’s brick making history from 1898 to the late 1940s. This includes using some original bricks made on the site and information signs. The playground includes a trampoline, swing frame, sandpit and a water play pump. Themed historical cubby houses have been installed, including a village store and a worker’s cottage. There’s a miniature fireman’s pole and slide, and logs for kids to jump on.

Other work includes:

  • Resurfacing the tennis court and installing fencing
  • Upgrading the 3-on-3 basketball court
  • Upgrading the cricket practise facility
  • New footy fun goals
  • Installing a new shelter with a barbecue and drink fountain and
  • seating
  • A new path connecting George Street to the new facilities
  • There are seven new trees and 660 new plants.

Thank you to local residents for their input during community consultation.

Free activities

Visitors can enjoy a free guided walking tour highlighting the George

Street Reserve and surrounding area’s history, including the brickworks and pug holes.

Historical items and information will be displayed. This is being organised by the Marion Historical Society, Marion Village Museum and Marion Heritage Research Centre.

The Marion City Band will be performing music from the early 1900s.


Stay safe

The opening is being arranged in accordance with COVID-safe practices.

Please follow the latest government health guidelines, including physical distancing and appropriate hygiene.

Hand sanitiser will be available.

Please do not attend if you are unwell.


Contacts

Telephone:
83756600

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