With some pretty spectacular weather on the cards this week, the opening of a fantastic new playspace in Glenelg couldn’t have been timed better.
The $1 million redevelopment of the Wigley Reserve Playspace and
Fitness Hub was unveiled over the weekend, which will act as a drawcard for both residents and visitors to the area.
The new playspace features a climbing tunnel, in-ground trampolines, swings, slides, a log climbing structure, stepping boulders and a sensory nature-trail and was jointly funded by the City of Holdfast Bay and State Government.
In addition, there’s a drinking fountain, bike racks, custom-built shade structure, seating and 10 new exercise stations in the fitness hub.
Accessibility is a focus with the new space offering increased opportunity to all ages, interests and abilities.
Designed by JPE Design Studio and constructed by Consolidated Landscaping Services, the large scale playspace and fitness hub plan was developed with community feedback collected during two stages of consultation in 2018 and early 2019.
The project was funded by the City of Holdfast Bay and a $500,000 grant through the State Government’s Places for People and Open Spaces funding programs.
Wigley Reserve is located on the corner of Anzac Highway and Adelphi Terrace, Glenelg.