Petition from sisters leads to new park
TWO Gosnells sisters who petitioned for a park on their street have finally seen their dream come true.
Alicia and Mia Ward gathered 45 signatures from their neighbours on Dowitcher Loop in an effort to liven up their neighbourhood and brighten the previously undeveloped land.
The City of Gosnells was already in the process of approving upgrades to the park when they received the petition, however the sisters’ efforts underlined the park’s value to the community.
The park has received a complete overhaul and now features new play equipment, fitness and exercise equipment, a basketball backboard, shade sails, a drink fountain and shaded seating areas.
Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said the park featured a railway theme due to its closeness to Gosnells station.
“The railway theme incorporated in the Dowitcher Loop Reserve upgrade really gives the park a greater connection with the surrounding environment and creates a strong sense of place for the community,” he said.
“Increasing residential density in the area means nearby backyards are getting smaller, so this park will be more and more important as a space for children to play in the future.”
Dowitcher Loop Reserve now has a park thanks to the determination of two young sisters.
Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst with Mia (10) and Alicia Ward (15) at the playground.