More spaces to play

Article image - More spaces to play Abbey and Evie Gore of Stockwell try out the new BMX pump track.

Barossa Council, South Australia has unveiled a new $500,000 open space development, giving the community more opportunities to play, relax and socialise.

The new precinct at Stockwell Recreation Park features a  BMX pump track, a walking/running trail and fitness stations, plus lighting, landscaping and social amenities such as picnic spaces, water fountain, shade and seating.

The Barossa Council and the State Government each contributed over $254,000 to activate the space as part of The Big Project.

Minister for Planning and Local Government, Vickie Chapman, said the redevelopment had transformed Stockwell Recreation Park into an outdoor community hub.

“With a bounty of new sport and recreation drawcards, this Park will be a place for families to gather, kick the footy, or enjoy a barbecue.

“I thank The Barossa Council for partnering with the Marshall Liberal Government to deliver this important project, which will considerably improve public amenities for the Stockwell community.”

Mayor, Bim Lange, said, “We know people come to Stockwell Oval year-round to play sport, and this redevelopment provides extra opportunities for people to be active and participate in community life.

“The pump track in particular is proving a great attraction for this growing community, where access to high quality green space is so important.

“This project really improves accessibility, safety and liveability at a local level, and is a drawcard for visitors to the
region as well.”