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Explore Maroondah’s open spaces during Parks Week 2019

Published on 14 March 2019
  • Community
  • Parks and recreation

Maroondah residents are being encouraged to explore and enjoy Maroondah’s green and leafy open spaces during Parks Week 2019, which is on this week until Sunday 17 March.

Councillor Mike Symon said Maroondah’s parks were important places for people of all ages and abilities.

“Parks are important for many reasons. Not only are they places for relaxation, social interaction, physical activity and for play, they also provide a home for important local flora and fauna,” said Cr Symon.

“One of the best reasons about living in Maroondah is that we are surrounded by green open spaces. So during Parks Week, why not enjoy a picnic at McAlpin Reserve. Take the dog for a stroll and play in the Eastfield Dog Park, or explore the multisensory and all-abilities play space at Wyreena Community Arts Centre's AMazing Space. Children or adults on the Autism spectrum or who have social anxiety can try out our social scripts at Quambee Reserve and Glen Park Reserve.

“Or you can take your teenagers to Croydon Park to test out the parkour course. For nature buffs, you can spot some of our incredible native plant life in Hochkins Ridge Flora Reserve, or choose to meander along bushwalking trails at Warranwood Reserve,” Cr Symon said.

“Council’s parks and reserves program is vital to keeping our parks attractive, interesting and accessible. Families can now enjoy the new playground with picnic shelter at Croydon’s Barngeong Reserve, which links up to the popular Brushy Creek Trail.

“Works to improve the safety along the Tarralla Creek Trail have also been completed, which now provides better visibility for cyclists and pedestrians sharing the path.

“Council’s website has a fantastic Parks and Playgrounds section. It allows park users to access an alphabetical list, with full details as to the amenities and facilities within each park. The park listing is searchable by park features, keywords, accessibility and things to do. Parks can also be viewed by location on a map,” Cr Symon said.

“Residents are also encouraged to grab a copy of Council’s Parks & Paths in Maroondah brochure. It contains maps, descriptions and tips for a great day out, including bike paths and a range of recreational and heritage walks,” he said.

You can pick up a hard copy at a Council Service Centre or call 1300 88 22 33.

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