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Play-time at new-look Chelsfield Park

Published on Thursday 5 November, 2020

Chelsfield  Park

The community surrounding Chelsfield Park in Gosnells has a great new space to play, exercise and come together after the City of Gosnells recently completed a four-month redevelopment.

Mayor David Goode said the result was a great combination of the City’s initiative to improve local parks, with design input from residents and even a little elbow grease from local Lions Club volunteers, who helped build a pee-wee BMX track.

“Chelsfield Park is much more functional now that there’s a bike track for the littlies and a bigger basketball half-court and multi-sports goal for older children and adults,” he said.

“This is one of several park upgrades being carried out across the City to ensure our parks meet the needs of our community.”

As part of the Chelsfield Park project, a shaded playground with a log trail was created, along with new paths to improve access, a barbecue, picnic table and shelter, tree plantings and installation of an automated irrigation system.

To improve sustainability, eco-zoned areas will help to reduce water use, while hollow nesting trees were retained for galahs and cockatoos and logs were salvaged from the nearby Robinson Park project on Corfield Street.

At a special opening of the park, Mayor Goode thanked the community for their involvement in the design process following consultation late in 2019 and made special mention of the 10 Lions Club volunteers, who came out one Saturday morning with shovels and wheelbarrows to shape the pee-wee BMX track.

Chelsfield Park has also been renamed from Chelsfield Street Reserve, as part of a City-wide effort to simplify park names.

Please visit www.yoursay.gosnells.wa.gov.au or call 9397 3000 to find out more about park projects in the City of Gosnells.