Cr Rogerson - Dog off leash still on track
  • Thursday 24 July 2014

Although I’ve received very limited feedback from locals regarding their interest in a dog-off-leash area in Mapleton Lilliponds Park, I am aware that there is great community support for the walkway around the Lillyponds so I’m going full steam ahead with that.

The walkway would be built in stages as per available funding from council and its construction will need very careful planning due to the water seepage that comes through in this area of the park.

Once things are up and running with this, I also intend on installing some outdoor fitness equipment to compliment the walkway. Of course this will be taking into account the hundreds of locals who use the nearby fitness centre at the Mapleton Bowls Club.

Artworks on the way

Kenilworth is a community with a strong interest and culture for art and with this in mind I’m currently working on a proposal for some sculpture and or artworks to be installed in Isaac Moore Park.

Whilst it’s a bit too early to reveal any details about this yet, I really look forward to putting this proposal to the local community, the chamber of commerce and the Kenilworth Arts Council in the near future. 

Let’s improve our parks

I recently attended a community event at Skippy Park playground in Landsborough and was mightily impressed by the facility and the good old fashioned outdoor fun it provided for youngsters.

The experience has inspired me to investigate new options for playground facilities in our local hinterland area, particularly our already terrific Townpark in Kenilworth. I’d love to hear any ideas you might have for improvements to the Townpark and others.

Physical activity is vital for little growing bodies and brains and ensuring our kids are excited to get outdoors and play is really important, particularly with computers and gadgets becoming more of a readable option. So have a think about it, have a look around at other playgrounds around Australia or the world and send me your ideas!  

See you in the valley soon, Rogo.

First appeared in the Mary Valley Voice on July 23