New multi-million dollar community park opens at Glenside
The Deputy-Premier, The Hon Vickie Chapman and Mayor of Burnside, Anne Monceaux were on-hand today (May 8) to cut the ribbon and officially open a new multi-million dollar community park at Glenside.
The ribbon-cutting was followed by a community ‘come n try’ day for local residents, and the park will open for full public access in a few weeks.
The Glenside Park has been funded and built by Cedar Woods as part of the $400 million Glenside development.
Designed by leading landscape architects, the more than 15,000 sqm park incorporates an exercise track around its perimeter, large multi-use grassed area for relaxation and recreation, playground and half-court basketball, family picnic area with shelters and BBQ facilities.
There are also thoughtfully designed play spaces for younger and older children around the treelined perimeter of the park, while new trees have been planted to provide additional shade and complement the mature trees around the park’s edge.
A walking path creating a link across Greenhill Road into the adjacent Victoria Park provides a direct connection into the city.
Mr Nathan Blackburne, Managing Director, Cedar Woods said the opening of the park marked a major milestone for the Glenside development.
“The new park will be a drawcard for the residents within the development and the surrounding suburbs, said Mr Blackburne.
“It forms part of a network of parks, landscaped open spaces and walking paths at Glenside that connect the community, provides greater amenity and an accessible, active public space for everyone to enjoy.
“The development of Glenside, and integration of modern housing, with heritage buildings and well-designed public spaces is testament to Cedar Woods’ ability to deliver high-quality master-planned communities with broader community benefit.”
Mr Mark Pivovaroff, Cedar Woods (SA) Development Director said he was very grateful for the support from the City of Burnside during the development of the park.
“We’ve been able to work together to ensure that the park was developed in-line with the Council’s vision for outdoor and community spaces”.
Minister for Planning and Local Government Vickie Chapman said the Cedar Woods development is a vote of confidence in South Australia’s economic landscape.
“This significant investment from Cedar Woods is creating jobs through construction and injecting money into the State,” Minister Chapman said.
“It will provide new open green space for residents to enjoy, and new homes, to support the State’s now positive net migration.”
City of Burnside Mayor Anne Monceaux said it was really pleasing to see this dual development completed. It is part of the Brownhill and Keswick Creek stormwater project, as well as providing excellent playground and other recreational facilities for all Burnside residents.”
The ongoing development of Glenside over the next few years will see the transformation of the 16-hectare site into a master-planned community with new homes and further high-quality landscaped public spaces as well as walking and cycling trails.
The Glenside development is now home to more than 300 residents. Sixty-one town homes and the development’s first apartment building with 77 apartments have been completed. The development’s second apartment is building nearing completion with the first residents set to move into their new homes in July.