Wyndham Breathes New Life Into Local Parks

Spring is here and parks and playgrounds are open once again to the public, so why not check out your local park?

Council has commenced work on the final part of its Wyndham Parks 2021 project, an $11.4 million program to upgrade close to 200 parks over four years, finishing in 2021.

Over 2020/21, Council will spend $1.9 million to upgrade 25 local parks throughout Wyndham including Westonbury Drive Park in Point Cook, which will receive a playground upgrade, nature play space, park furniture upgrade and new signage.

Wyndham City Director of City Operations, Stephen Thorpe, said Wyndham Parks 2021 was one of Council’s major initiatives to promote healthy lifestyles and give Wyndham residents access to great parks close to home.

“These important works have breathed new life into nearly 200 of our local parks, creating beautiful open spaces that the whole family can enjoy,” Mr Thorpe said.

“They include upgrading playground equipment and nature play, new pathways with additional landscaping and trees to encourage exercise, and picnic equipment and seating.”

“We know that spending time in your local park – whether for exercising, playing with your children or simply relaxing – can bring significant benefits to people’s mental and physical health.”

“Now that parks and playgrounds have been re-opened to the public, I encourage families to take their kids out and make the most of our upgraded parks – while observing current COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing.”

Find out if your local park is on this year’s program by visiting https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/major-projects

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