Maroondah residents braved the windy weather on Saturday to take part in the Picnic in the Park event at Glen Park Community Centre.
Maroondah Mayor Alex Makin, who attended the event with Arrabri ward councillors Tony Dib, Paul Macdonald and Natalie Thomas, said it was pleasing to see so many residents enjoying the community facilities.
“The Picnic in the Park events are just one of the many Council events aimed at encouraging residents to come together and enjoy what Maroondah has to offer,” Cr Makin said.
“Residents took the opportunity to meet their ward councillors while enjoying the free sausage sizzle and family activities,” Cr Makin said.
“This event was even more special as it marked the completion of six months of redevelopment works at Glen Park Community Centre,” Cr Makin said.
“The centre has been totally redeveloped and it is now even more accessible and user friendly,” Cr Makin said.
“A new pavilion has also been built on the site, complete with change rooms, storage, a disabled toilet and a kiosk. The new building will better service the sporting clubs that call Glen Park home,” Cr Makin said.
“Works on a new accessible playground on the site will also begin shortly,” Cr Makin said.
“One of the activities at the Picnic in the Park event was for visitors to design their own painted tile which will then be used in the paths around the play space,” Cr Makin said.
“The path will be a colourful and practical work of art for visitors to admire each time they visit Glen Park,” Cr Makin said.
The community centre redevelopment was funded by a $450,000 grant from the Department of Human Services. A $50,000 grant from the Department of Planning and Community Development was used for modernisation works. The pavilion was funded by the Federal Government at the cost of $500,000. The play space is a jointly funded project by Maroondah City Council and the State Government.