The construction of pedestrian footpaths, bike tracks and upgrades to the basketball court at Adventureland Park are due to commence in the first week of February, the Shire of Esperance have announced.
The work marks the first stage of the park’s redevelopment, with stage two to involve upgrades to the children’s playground area and additional playground items being installed in April.
The bike track will be lined to allow young children and novice riders to develop their riding skills, with typical street signage and markings to allow parents to teach basic road rules in a fun and relaxed environment.
Shire of Esperance chief executive officer Matthew Scott urged the public to be mindful of the construction whilst in the area.
“Some areas of Adventureland Park will be closed to the public while the works are being completed, so please be mindful if you are in the area,” he said.
“It will be great to see the park bustling with people enjoying the upgrades once they are complete.”
Adventureland Park Management Committee chairman Charlotte Davidson said the committee were pleased to see some of the work commencing.
“These three projects are based on the Five Year Development Plan compiled by the committee in 2016,” she said.
“The Committee is very grateful for the funding which was received from the 100 Women’s Walk to pay specifically for the upgrade of the basketball court.
“The Adventureland Park Management Committee has worked tirelessly on this project and will continue to do so.
“Further funding is required to complete the total plan.
“Seeing people enjoy the park once the upgrades have been made is what spurs us on.”
According to the shire, the works are expected to be completed over an eight-week period and some closures are likely to be in place.