Things to do
Here is one playground upgrade that will have youngsters buzzing with excitement. Stanley Street Reserve is a neighbourhood level playground that was upgraded in May 2021.
The reserve features a customised hexagon play piece with individual cubbies and bee-themed activities. There is a tunnel slide and children can crawl in and out of each cubby. There is a climbing rope and footholds for those keen to scale the beehive.
Bee stickers are hidden throughout the play area. Can you find all 100 of them?
Young entrepreneurs can practice playing queen bee at the playground honey shop complete with a wooden honey pot and timber seats.
There is a climbable bee sculpture and a table with a bee puzzle. Additional items include a spinner and log steppers along with a toddler and traditional swing set.
The hexagon theme is carried throughout the grounds with the shade, table, seats and planter boxes.
The upgrade has seen a barbeque and shade sail added. There is mulched and rubber softfall complemented by additional planting.
This reserve upgrade sits alongside the existing tennis courts leased by Stanley Street Tennis Club.
The Stanley Street Reserve Upgrade concept has now been finalised.
As part of the consultation process, Marion Council received a petition and deputation to include a 3 on 3 basketball court at the reserve. Council also received a deputation against the installation of the 3 on 3 basketball court.
The petition and both deputations were considered at the 24 November 2020 General Council Meeting. The endorsed resolution was for Council to “investigate a more suitable site for a new 3v3 basketball court within 1000 metres of Stanley Street Reserve with funding allocated through the savings identified from the Stanley Street Reserve Upgrade Budget”.
The southern end of the reserve is partially and has shady trees, seating, BBQ and a tap.
The tennis courts are leased by the Stanley Street Tennis Club.