Resurrection at the Cross

Michael Clement with Troy Condo and sons Ethan and Lincoln at John Stone Park. Picture: Bruce Hunt d406860
Michael Clement with Troy Condo and sons Ethan and Lincoln at John Stone Park. Picture: Bruce Hunt d406860

Stratton resident Troy Condo and his neighbours are concerned about the syringes and litter in the park.

‘We think it is a waste of a space that children could use as a playground and it is a waste of good open space,’ he said.

Mr Condo said he had approached the City of Swan for support for the park, which appeared to be abandoned and neglected.

He said the group would set up a stall at the Community Centre in Jecks Place, Stratton, and seek community support for the idea.

‘We want to get a questionnaire of what people would like to see there and ask the City of Swan to help us make the park useable again,’ Mr Condo said.

A City of Swan spokeswoman said there had been low community use of the park until now.

She said the litter would be removed and broken lights would be fixed as soon as practicable.

Mr Condo said he had created a Facebook page, which already had 81 likes.

The Facebook page can be found at Stratton-John-Stone-Park-Community-Project.

But the group of fathers who have formed a committee to run the park would like people to fill out a questionnaire on election day and tell them what they would like to see the park used for.

‘We want community consensus on the park, not to push our opinions on to everyone else,’ Mr Condo said.

‘At the moment it’s not useable so it would be great to be able to bring kids here to run and play.’