By Alesha Capone
A nature play area and basketball court are some of the new features which will be installed at a Point Cook park as part of a $400,000 makeover.
Wyndham mayor Mia Shaw and Cr Peter Maynard joined Altona MP Jill Hennessy to commemorate the start of construction at Friar Place Park earlier this month.
The $400,000 park upgrade project has been jointly funded by the council and the state government, with the government contributing a $200,000 grant through the Growing Suburbs Fund.
Cr Mia Shaw said new features at the park would also include more trees, new swings and a see-saw.
“Our nature-based play areas include trees children can climb, plants they can touch and logs they can balance on, allowing children to go back to basics and get their hands dirty,” she said.
“The new trees will not only provide shade but make the park a more relaxing, calming place to spend time in.
“Furthermore, a new footpath surrounding the park will mean that residents of all age groups can get their daily steps up and exercise in a pleasant environment.”
The park project is due to be completed in March next year.
See www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/project/friar-place-park-upgrade for details.