There’s now even more reason to visit Selwyn Park in Albion – with new play and gym equipment, a circuit path, furniture and shelter now installed under a $400,000 upgrade.
Mayor of Brimbank Cr John Hedditch invited community members to celebrate the upgrade to the popular park at a community day, with entertainment and a sausage sizzle, on Saturday 24 June.
“We know that improving facilities at local parks has flow on health and wellbeing benefits for people in the surrounding community,” Cr Hedditch said.
“This latest upgrade to Selwyn Park includes additional playground equipment, new park furniture and a large outdoor shelter.
“We also installed outdoor gym equipment at three points along the concrete circuit path that was constructed late last year. In addition, we’ve planted about 120 semi-mature trees around the park.
“These new works are part of Council’s transformation of parks across Brimbank, through our multi-award winning Creating Better Parks Open Space and Playground Policy and Plan.”
The upgrade is in line with the Selwyn Park Master Plan adopted in 2012.
The new play equipment includes a play combination structure to allow for climbing, a tower with 2.8m high slide and an arch bridge.
The works add to the play equipment, sand pit, drinking fountain, landscape planting, public barbecue, shelter and seating installed at Selwyn Park in 2012.
Selwyn Park is set on four hectares of parkland sloping down to Kororoit Creek.
The area includes well-patronised sporting and community facilities, including the Albion Community House – an EcoLiving Centre.
To date Brimbank City Council has upgraded 93 parks and spent $22 million transforming the local park network guided by the Creating Better Parks Policy and Plan, which was first adopted in 2008 and updated in 2016.