Amazing new park opens for the community

Published Thursday, 28th July 2016

The much anticipated upgrades to Wilson Road Reserve, Bonnyrigg Heights, will be officially opened to the public on Thursday 28 July 2016.

The extensive $1,453,500 works at the six hectare parkland provide exciting new recreational features for families of Bonnyrigg Heights and surrounds and continues Council’s commitment to provide high quality facilities throughout Fairfield City.

The new park elements include a playground featuring a flying fox, seating areas, a fenced dog off-leash area with separate areas for small and large dogs, a new 36-space car park and roundabout on Wilson Road.

Residents will also be able get fit close to home by taking advantage of the Everybody Walking circuit complete with outdoor fitness equipment, complementing the popular outdoor fitness equipment featured in 10 other parks across Fairfield City.

The final element of the park upgrades, a grass futsal field, will be ready for use in the warmer months.

Rehabilitation works along Wilson Creek in Wilson Road Reserve is also occurring as part of this upgrade. These works will stabilise the creek bed and bank to reduce erosion and install in-stream features such as cascades and pools. The creek corridor will also be re-vegetated with native plants.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said the upgrade was a continuation of Council's infrastructure investment across Fairfield City.

“Wilson Road Reserve is perfectly situated to benefit many residents including local families, dog owners and those wanting to get fit and healthy close to home,” Mayor Carbone said. “We are working hard to ensure residents and families have access to high quality facilities regardless of where they live, their age or ability.

“Council is committed to providing quality public spaces as well as leisure and recreation opportunities to meet the changing needs of the community.”

The upgrade will see the full potential of Wilson Road Reserve realised, transforming it into a recreational space to be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities be active and healthy.

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