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What was once
an area of scrubby ex-forestry land adjacent to Gladstone Park in Woodend is
currently being re-developed, providing an extension of much needed recreation
space for the growing Woodend and Pegasus communities.
in the district demanding more sport and recreation facilities at the park,
Council staff worked with the Gladstone Park Working Group to prepare a master
plan for further development. Feedback and ideas that were submitted from the
community along with key user’s requirements were taken into account during the
plan development, which was approved by the then Woodend-Ashley Community Board
in April last year.
clearance of scrub and debris, space for future sports fields has been created along
with room for a large dog park for small and large dogs, which is currently being
tendered for construction. A pathway linking Hakatere Road through to the park
is almost complete and work will hopefully begin this year to develop more
sports fields and extend the existing playground.
contains rugby fields, tennis and netball courts, an artificial cricket pitch,
a rugby pavilion, a tennis pavilion, toilets, a playground and car parking
Community Greenspace Manager, Chris Brown says “A lot of people that are new to
the area and even some that have been here for a while don’t realise that they
have this resource right on their doorstep. $900,000 has been allocated towards
the upgrade to the entire park to implement the Master Plan. It’s a great asset
for the community”.
the Master Plan for Gladstone Park: