On Saturday 25 May I attended the official opening of the Oaklands Estate Reserve Upgrade. Despite the rain and cold weather, it was fantastic to see how the upgrades have blended with nature and created a beautiful reserve for all ages to enjoy. I feel so lucky to have such a wonderful community space in our own backyard.
In order to complete the upgrades, the City of Marion Council provided $675,000 in funding together with $150,000 from the State Government.
This final stage of the works completed the twelve-hectare Oaklands Recreation Precinct, which contains the stunning Oaklands Reserve Wetlands, skate park, Education Centre and rotunda.
The latest improvements include two kilometres of paths, a new playground and nature play areas including logs, ropes and a timber climbing frame. There are also three new shelters and two brand new barbecues so people can come and spend the day, and not just an hour or two. The Japanese Garden has also had a makeover and now includes water and sand play areas.
In line with the community’s wishes, the improvements have sought to enhance the natural beauty of the park. Artworks reflecting the site’s Kaurna and European heritage have also been installed.
I encourage you to head over and explore the reserve and all it has to offer.