Moore Park cel­e­brated

Clutha Leader - - FRONT PAGE -

Six years of plan­ning and hard slog was cel­e­brated last Sun­day with the of­fi­cial open­ing of the Mil­ton Area Pro­mo­tions’ Cy­cle Track at Moore Park in Mil­ton.

Con­ceived and de­signed by Mil­ton Area Pro­mo­tions mem­ber Sel­wyn Wilkin­son, the Clutha District Coun­cil-owned park pro­vides an all-weather go-to place for the neigh­bour­hood, com­plete with an al­ready well-used cy­cle track and a skate park.

The Clutha District - Bruce ward coun­cil­lor pro­vided not only the brain but some of the brawn for the project, which in­volved dig­ging many me­tres of paths and tracks, and pour­ing con­crete in the last 18 months.

At the rib­bon-cut­ting cer­e­mony at­tended by the com­mu­nity and pro­mo­tions mem­bers, he paid tribute to the many hours that vol­un­teers and ser­vice groups put into the project.

A num­ber of busi­nesses had spon­sored the project and bought nam­ing rights on the track and path signs.

He made spe­cial men­tion of Bruce ward mem­ber Gaynor Finch, who also put ef­fort and en­thu­si­asm into the project in the nu­mer­ous work­ing bees, to pro­duce an out­stand­ing com­mu­nity fa­cil­ity.

The park also sports a 50-me­tre fly­ing fox, which cost about $6000, and forms part of a park project, es­ti­mated to have cost the com­mu­nity about $60,000.

Pippa Greene, Mil­lie and Ned Scott, Clara-Rose and Es­ther Jef­fery at the Mil­ton cy­cle track open­ing.

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