Finishing touches added to Blackstone Park’s inclusive upgrade

Posted on August 16, 2019

Councils Work Crew completes tree planting at Blackstone Park

Silver Birch, Golden Elm and Lilac trees have been planted as upgrades to Blackstone Park are completed.

“It’s important that playgrounds are complemented by natural features and as these trees mature they will provide shade and amenity,” Mayor Wayne Johnston said.

The equipment upgrades were informed by community feedback and the Blackstone Heights Community News Association played an active role in the design of the project. New equipment caters for increasing age ranges and some is specifically designed to be all-inclusive.

“Recreational spaces help keep the community active and engaged and it’s important that these spaces offer a range of experiences for everyone,” Mayor Wayne Johnston said.

Improvements include a half basketball and soccer court, an all abilities basket swing and what could be the State’s first dual flying fox. Additional seating and bench tables have also been installed to complement the existing barbecue facilities.

“On behalf of Council, I would like to thank the community for their feedback,” Mayor Wayne Johnston said.

The upgrades were funded in part by the State Liberal Government’s election commitment and respond to the growing number of families that live in Blackstone Heights and the surrounding areas.