• Annemarie Taylor

Kurrajong’s $338,000 Memorial Park upgrade revealed

Hawkesbury Mayor Patrick Conolly and his children enjoy the rejuvenated Memorial Park

If you’ve wondered what’s been going on at Kurrajong’s Memorial Park with all the building work, well now is your opportunity to go and see the newly rejuvenated and much-loved village-centre park.

Yesterday, the Council officially reopened Memorial Park with a pop-up offering free tea, coffee and ice creams to visitors.

Hawkesbury Mayor, Councillor Patrick Conolly, spent the morning at the Park with his family.

Children played on the slide, climbed the ropes, rode the Pansy rail line and searched for the native birds and animals around the play space.

The preferred design for the playground was selected by the community using Council’s online engagement voting tool on the Council website. Council upgraded the playground with $338,000 of Council funding.

The Mayor explained that, “Memorial Park is an important community space and is used for local community events, memorial services and a meeting place for the community”.

“The Park is a great example of a local park in a village setting. People can come to Kurrajong, play at the playground and have a picnic in the park or walk up to one of the local cafes,” Mayor Conolly said.

The project included new play equipment, replacement shade cloth, landscaping using sandstone blocks and including features that reflect the local character of the area - Bilpin apples, native fauna, and the historic connection to the Pansy railway line, whose Kurrajong station and terminus was just over the road where the power sub-station now sits.

“I encourage everyone to get out and visit Memorial Park and discover one of our newly renovated Hawkesbury open spaces,” Mayor Conolly said.

Council will host another pop up later this week on Thursday, 8 October from 10am to 11am. Follow Council’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/hawkesburycitycouncil and keep an eye out. The pop-up staff will be giving away free coffee/tea and ice-creams (in a COVID-Safe way, of course) to anyone who is out and above discovering the area’s open spaces.

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