Park upgrades encourage families to run, play, and get active

Published on 18 March 2021

Bigger and even more exciting play spaces have been delivered in the City of Melton over the past year, and tomorrow they will be officially opened.

In three special events on Friday, redevelopments at Bloomsbury Drive Reserve in Taylors Hill, Arbour Boulevard North Reserve in Burnside Heights and Stan Payne Reserve in Diggers Rest will be opened by Member for Sydenham The Hon Natalie Hutchins, Member for Western Metropolitan Region Cesar Melhem, and Member for Sunbury Josh Bull respectively, together with City of Melton Mayor Cr Kathy Majdlik.

Bloomsbury Drive Reserve has been upgraded to the value of $810,000 with a brand new accessible playground, quarter basketball court, exercise equipment and picnic shelter.

The $710,000 Arbour Boulevard North Reserve redevelopment includes a new play space, natural play elements, additional seating, picnic shelter and exercise equipment.

Meanwhile, $800,000 in works at Stan Payne Reserve have provided an upgraded picnic shelter and tables, upgraded toilet block, a drinking fountain, and an expansive grass area.

All three projects were the result of partnerships between Council and the Victorian Government via the Growing Suburbs Fund.

City of Melton Mayor Cr Kathy Majdlik was pleased that the reserves were being well-used by local families.

“All three reserves have been transformed into exciting and modern play and recreation spaces for residents of all ages,” Cr Majdlik said.

“It’s wonderful to see these revitalised parks encouraging more families to run, play, get active and socialise more often.

“Spaces like these keep communities connected, and nurture a love for outdoor play in our youngest residents.

“I’d like to thank the State Government for partnering with us and helping to fund three fantastic park upgrades for our growing city.”

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