New facilities officially opened at Morrison Bay Park

Upgraded facilities at Morrison Bay Park in Putney have been officially opened with a special three –
on -three community basketball event held on the weekend.

WNBL star player Brittany Smart was on hand for the official opening along with members of the
Sydney Thunder cricket team and Inner West Bulls bas ketball team.

The extensive upgrades include a number of new and improved outdoor recreation facilities, such as.

A new two -thirds basketball court
Additional cricket nets
Outdoor fitness equipment
New pedestrian footpaths
New p edestrian lighting
New access ramps to and from the existing footbridge

The upgrades were undertaken by the City of Ryde, with funding assistance from the State
Government’s Stronger Communities Fund.

City of Ryde Mayor, Clr Jerome Laxale, said the new and improved facilities were part of the City of
Ryde’s commitment to provide more outdoor recreational opportunities for the entire community.

“The upgrades mean Morrison Bay Park now has first -class outdoor equipment and sporting
infrastructure that is supported by a 1.3 kilometre fitness trail. In addition, the new pedestrian lighting
along the existing foreshore and eastern footpaths will encourage more people to use the park during
the evening,” Clr Laxale said.

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