Heysen Park basketball court upgraded

Published Monday, 25th September 2017

Shooting hoops and basketball games with friends just got a whole lot better with upgrades to the Heysen Park basketball court in Abbotsbury

Shooting hoops and basketball games with friends just got a whole lot better with upgrades to the Heysen Park basketball court in Abbotsbury

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said the Heysen Park basketball court, one of 15 across the City, had been resurfaced and the backboard and hoop replaced.

“Council has been progressively upgrading our basketball courts across the City,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Along with the court upgrade, Council has built an extra 200-metre long connecting footpath from Martens Place. The new footpath makes the court more easily accessible.

“Council also installed bench seating and planted shade trees.
 
“The upgrades give residents more variety and opportunities to get out and about, keep active and be healthy.

“Backyards are getting smaller and Council is committed to ensure plenty of outdoor facilities are available for families to use.

“The new court will be available from the first week of October and I encourage residents to use the facility, shoot some hoops, play a game and socialise with friends and family.”

The $57,600 basketball court upgrade and Martens Place footpath were jointly funded between Fairfield City Council and a NSW State Government Community Building Partnership Grant.