New perks at pop­u­lar park

Wanneroo Weekender - - News -

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.

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