Upgrade to the playground area has started

We are very happy that the work has started on the upgrade to the playground area at the Recreation ground. To remind you that earlier this year we were successful in the “Fund my neighbourhood” grant program but with the change in government that led to an audit on the project and then winter it has taken a while for us to get the project underway.

At the moment there is a lot of earthworks going on (thanks to Moons Earthmoving and Concrete) including a new retaining wall that was needed to hold in the Softfall and new drainage and a lot of dirt removed in readiness for the new equipment that will be installed later in November. There are also new concrete paths.

Don’t forget to let us know if you would like to buy a brick for the new “Athol Morgan Memorial Path” as we will commence this once the playground is installed.

With the summer netball and cricket training on Thursday nights we again have meals available and the kitchen volunteers are making good use of the new Exhaust Canopy that is making working in the kitchen a lot more comfortable. Thanks to a successful grant from the Onkaparinga Council this is one more step towards the overall kitchen upgrade that we are working on.

We are also happy to have been able to get the bore repaired just in time for summer so this year we hope that we are going to be able to keep the water up to the oval and not have to call on the CFS to doing some watering for us as part of their training program.

And finally the cricket club has just upgraded the “pitch” in the centre of the oval. They have always had to roll out a large mat before each game but now they have had a replica grass pitch laid which should make for a good games of cricket.

We encourage everyone to make full use of the Recreation Ground facilities whether you want to walk the dog, kick a footy with the kids or bowl a few balls in the cricket nets, have a meal on Thursday evenings or have a game of tennis. Remember that the Recreation Ground is a community owned facility and we all should be proud and happy to see this there for us.