Gosnells’ Dowitcher Loop Reserve upgrade set to kick off by end of January


City of Gosnells landscape construction officer Karl Baum, left, landscape architect Peter Madeley and Mayor Glenn Dewhurst at Dowitcher Loop Reserve.
City of Gosnells landscape construction officer Karl Baum, left, landscape architect Peter Madeley and Mayor Glenn Dewhurst at Dowitcher Loop Reserve.

UPGRADES to Dowitcher Loop Reserve in Gosnells as part of the City of Gosnells’ Public Open Space Strategy are set to begin by the end of January.

Work to install a new play area, fitness and exercise equipment, basketball backboard, shade sails, a drink fountain, shaded seating areas, pathways and landscaping will start by the end of this month.

The park currently serves a neighbourhood bounded by the Armadale railway line and Canning River, which makes it difficult for residents to access other reserves.

Increased residential density in the area has also resulted in limited backyard play areas for children and increased the need for improved park facilities.

The park was the subject of a petition from sisters Alicia, 14, and Mia Ward, who gathered 45 signatures in support of a new playground last July.

When the City received the petition, plans were already underway to renovate the park.

Work is expected to be completed by May this year.

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