WORK has started on the second stage of Waterfront Park in Alkimos.
The expansion north of the existing park will include another 5000sq m of grassed area and landscaped gardens with thousands of shrubs and almost 200 established trees.
There will also be barbecues, picnic settings, bench seating, shade and a playground.
Peet Ltd managing director and chief executive Brendan Gore said the expansion of Waterfront Park would add to the range of parks and open space at Shorehaven estate.
“Waterfront Park is a very popular destination for our residents and is a drawcard for visitors to the estate,” he said.
“These works will ensure the park is a high quality outdoor venue suitable for a wide range of events and the extra space will mean even more people are able to come and enjoy the beachfront.”
At the same time, landscaping will be completed along Portside Promenade creating an attractive point of arrival for visitors to Waterfront Park and the Shore Cafe, which is also expanding.
The work by Total Eden is expected to finish by the end of the year.
NC Soccer Schools kicked off a weekly toddler morning soccer program at the existing park this month.
Nick Corrigan, who has run children’s soccer programs for 32 years, said the park was perfect for the program and he wanted more toddlers to join in.
“Our program aims to teach toddlers basic soccer skills through a range of games and activities, all whilst also having a lot of fun,” he said.
The program, which costs $100, will run on Wednesdays from 9am to 10am until April 4.
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