New perks at popular park
LOCAL sporting clubs and members of the community celebrated the official opening of the redeveloped Penistone Park in Greenwood recently.
Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob joined Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski, who was representing Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray, to unveil a commemorative plaque.
Also attending were representatives from the Wattle Bird Playgroup and various sports groups.
The $3.7 million redevelopment included a community sporting facility, softball infrastructure, two tennis courts and tennis hit-up wall, softball and cricket nets, netball and three-onthree basketball pad, as well as a playground, barbecue and picnic shelter.
The facility also houses a new conceptual public artwork from artist Phil Gamblen, Little Ben, which chimes the Westminster Chimes quarterly and marks the hour between 9am and 5pm daily.
Mr Jacob said local residents and sporting and community groups had been “eagerly awaiting” the completion of the facility after many years of hard work.
“Penistone Park is a home for over 1300 registered users,” he said.
“The new facility will ensure Penistone Park continues to service the needs of these groups, as well as the wider community who also use this popular district park.”
The northern side of the Penistone Park community sporting facility.