03 Nov, 2020

Northern Park Lands benefit from $3 million facelift

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Keen tennis players, families and fitness enthusiasts will benefit from a $3.2 million upgrade of the Northern Park Lands, which is now complete.

Funded by the State Government in partnership with the City of Adelaide, the new upgrade to Denise Norton Park / Pardipardinyilla (Park 2) includes:

  • Upgraded tennis courts featuring new acrylic blue playing surface, new fencing, basketball rings and new tennis nets
  • A community hub featuring a small plaza, seating and BBQs
  • A new outdoor exercise facility
  • Newly planted trees, entry statement plantings and landscape treatment
  • Improved shared paths and pedestrian lighting
  • New road surface and kerbing, all day parking (including a disability car park)

The City of Adelaide re-aligned and funded essential renewals of Prospect Road and a portion of the kerb and water table, which have now been delivered as part of the project.

Minister Sanderson said she was thrilled the community – and nearby residents – would benefit from this worthwhile upgrade to Park 2.

“South Australians love our parklands and this $3.2 million State Government investment really improved the overall look and feel of Denise Norton Park,” said Minister Sanderson.

“It’s also giving the community a fantastic, upgraded outdoor space to have a hit of tennis, get fit and have fun, while enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.

“I encourage the community and local residents to spend some time in the new space as we know being in the outdoors is good for our minds and our health – and there’s no better time to get out into nature than now.”

The Lord Mayor thanked the State Government for funding a community hub that will be used by people of all ages and abilities.

“Whether you’re looking for a place to relax or something to get the heart rate going – this is a great new facility for local people to use,” said the Lord Mayor.

“It’s a place to enjoy a picnic, BBQ or quiet walk but also a place to keep fit through using the new exercise equipment or enjoying a hit of tennis with friends.

“This a project that further activates our beautiful northern Park Lands and I’m sure we’ll see many more of our community members and visitors enjoying a space that’s been underutilised.

Mayor O’Loughlin acknowledged that the completed works created a vibrant link between City of Adelaide and City of Prospect.

“Amidst the uncertainty of recent months the first steps of the northern park lands upgrade have emerged, creating a beautiful link between two cities,” said Mayor O’Loughlin.

“The basketball hoops have been incredibly popular, tennis is still in high demand, and now shelters and BBQs nearby are helping people make a day of it.

“Regular cyclists, such as myself, are enjoying the new paths and lighting, making this route through the park lands the most popular cycling route to the north.”

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Matt Halliwell