St Johns Park makeover completed
Published Thursday, 8th March 2018
Residents now have more opportunities to get out and about and be healthy with Council investing more than $500,000 to turn St Johns Park recreational area into a mini sporting precinct.
The finishing touches to the makeover of the sporting fields were completed with a new roof, stainless steel cupboards, new toilets, doors and windows for the amenity building.
Also installed recently as part of the makeover were a 750-metre circuit path, a shelter and new outdoor fitness equipment. The existing four tennis courts were also upgraded. There is a soccer/cricket field used all year round.
Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said there is something for everyone at St Johns Park.
“Residents of all ages can enjoy the facilities at St Johns Park,” Mayor Carbone said.
“Whether as part of organised team sport, individual training and exercise, walking and jogging, or for a game of tennis, everyone can come to the one spot at St Johns Park.
“It’s a great place for families and friends to come together and get out and about and be healthy.
“St Johns Park also has mature trees, so there’s plenty of shade to watch a game or have a coffee and a chat with friends.
“With backyards getting smaller, it’s more important than ever for Council to provide a variety of recreational areas and opportunities for residents.”
Council invests about $15 million a year in maintaining and embellishing the community’s open space assets including parks, reserves, play equipment and sports fields.
The St Johns Park upgrades are another example of Council’s commitment to provide high quality facilities for Fairfield City residents.