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Explore the great outdoors during Parks Week

Published on 08 March 2018
  • Parks and recreation
parks-week.jpg Celebrate Parks Week 2018 by exploring some new open spaced in Maroondah.

Maroondah residents are encouraged to enjoy Maroondah’s green and leafy open spaces during Parks Week 2018, which runs from Saturday 10 March to Sunday 18 March.

Maroondah Councillor Kylie Spears said Maroondah’s parks are important places for people of all ages and abilities.

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

“For Maroondah, parks are central to our plan for creating a well-connected and active community. Our parks and reserves program not only keeps Maroondah’s public parks well maintained and attractive but also seek to ensure that there are a range of amenities for the whole community,” said Cr Spears.

“One of the best parts of living in Maroondah is that we are very much a city of 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. Children or adults on the Autism spectrum or who have social anxiety can try out our new social scripts at Quambee Reserve and Glen Park,” Cr Spears said.

“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 Hochkin’s Ridge Flora Reserve, Croydon North. Or maybe go for a cycle around Ringwood Lake Park, where an exciting new playspace is currently being built,” said Cr Spears.

“The new and improved Council 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,” said Cr Spears.

“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,” said Cr Spears.

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

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