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Ashford Park receives ‘green space’ makeover

Published on Wednesday 23 June, 2021

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Making sure that City of Gosnells residents have somewhere nice and close to home to kick a ball, play with the kids or just relax under a shady tree is at the heart of a City-wide push to improve local parks.

The latest park to enjoy an upgrade is Ashford Park in Maddington, where the City worked with the community to create a design full of features to suit their needs.

Mayor David Goode joined residents today to celebrate the opening of the new Ashford Park, which now provides a beautiful green space for residents to play, exercise and come together.

“Some of the park’s design features were inspired by the shape of mushrooms, which were found growing at the park before its redevelopment,” he said.

“There’s now a curved path in a similar shape to a mushroom cap, creating a loop for those who like to count laps as they walk,” he said.

“We’re so pleased that community feedback, provided during a consultation session at the park, could be included in the final design. This public involvement ensures our upgrades are more reflective of how local people like to use their local parks.”

Other features of the project include the use of sand and rubber softfall, as well as timber and steel materials, and a variety of play elements such as all-abilities rocker and basket swing, a toddler swing seat, a double slide and rope climbers.

There is also an accessible drink fountain and, at the request of residents, the City has installed a dog waste bag dispenser and bin.

The project was part of the Green Space Planning program, which guides the way the City’s 300-plus local parks are developed and maintained.

For more project updates, please visit yoursay.gosnells.wa.gov.au or call 9397 3000.