Bligh Park picnic furniture adds extra element to community precinct

Cake and smiles: The happy party celebrates picnics to come.
Cake and smiles: The happy party celebrates picnics to come.

YOU might not think a picnic table and bench would cost almost eight grand, but Hawkesbury South Lions Club and Hawkesbury Council banded together to make it happen for Bligh Park Community Centre precinct. 

The Lions Club raised $2794 for the picnic table set with Council contributing $5000 for the concrete slab and installation.

Mayor Mary Lyons Buckett joined the club members and residents, to unveil a plaque last Friday, which  acknowledges Hawkesbury South Lions Club.

“This year marks the 100 year anniversary of Lions Clubs International, and it’s great to see our local Lions Club thinking of this area for their Centenary Project,” she said.

“Thank you to everyone who donated money to Hawkesbury South Lions Club, and to all the members and volunteers of the club for their continued efforts for our community.

“It’s wonderful to see real partnerships between Council and local organisations that are strengthening our sense of community.”

Bligh Park Community Centre precinct officially opened in 2014 following major works which included new pathways, new tables and chairs for community members in shaded areas, landscape works and light upgrades.

The precinct appeals to a wide range of age groups, with a skate facility, a multipurpose court and wooden artwork animals which also serve as play equipment for children.

Parkour equipment also promotes fun exercise through jumps, passing under obstacles, climbing, hanging, and other acrobatic exercise.

Bligh Park Community Centre precinct is at 4 Sirius Road, Bligh Park.

The Neighbourhood Centre offers free or low cost services and programs for residents of Bligh Park and South Windsor including:

  • Individual technology assistance for seniors
  • Fresh food Fridays
  • A community garden which provides locals with fresh vegetables
  • A free counselling service
  • Support groups
  • A playgroup
  • Other interest groups run there include craft, exercise, dancing, scrapbooking, martial arts and guitar.