Free community event to celebrate McLeod Park facelift

FAMILY FUN: A range of children's activities will be on offer at McLeod Park in South Windsor.
FAMILY FUN: A range of children's activities will be on offer at McLeod Park in South Windsor.

FACE painting, cake cutting, a pop-up library, a free sausage sizzle, and a giant Connect-4 game will all be on offer at McLeod Park to celebrate $22,000 of improvements performed recently to the park’s facilities.

Council will host the free community celebration on Thursday, March 2 from 10am until midday, at the park which is located on George Street, South Windsor - adjacent to the South Windsor shopping precinct.

Peppercorn Services and The Women’s Cottage will also be providing activities for children, and Hawkesbury Child and Family Services, Hawkesbury Community Kitchen, and Hawkesbury Community Health Services, Hawkesbury Hospital, will be on hand to provide information to the community.

Improvements to the park were performed using $170,000 of Council funding, along with a $50,000 Social Housing Community Improvement grant from the NSW Government’s Department of Family and Community Services.

McLeod Park now boasts new picnic shelters and barbeques, new play equipment and fresh landscaping.

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett said it is a welcome facelift for the long-established park.

“It’s wonderful to see that Council has reinvigorated McLeod Park, as it is surrounded by a lot of local housing, which mean local residents can easily pop over any time to enjoy the park for recreation and exercise or have a picnic with friends and family,” the Mayor said.

“Children will also enjoy the chance to frolic and play in the open space and on the new play equipment.

“The Park’s central location will act as a catalyst to bring people together and to provide opportunities for increased social interaction, and community run projects including shared gardening spaces.”

A community garden will be created to encourage social interaction and to help to promote a sense of pride and resident ownership of the community space.

“Our vision is that the park upgrades will increase accessible recreational opportunities and contribute to the revitalisation of the South Windsor town centre,” the Mayor said.