City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters

02/14/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/13/2019 23:19

Felixstow Reserve opens after multi-million dollar transformation

The newly redeveloped Felixstow Reserve was officially opened on Sunday 10 February with a ceremony organised by the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, who invested $3.8 million into the redevelopment.

Over 2000 people attended the opening, which was led by the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Mayor, Robert Bria, accompanied by the Premier of South Australia, the Hon Steven Marshall MP and the Hon Christopher Pyne MP. A Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country also took place, to respect and acknowledge the cultural significance of the reserve to the Kaurna people. This was followed with live music, children's entertainment and a free BBQ.

Located just off Langham Grove and Riverside Drive, the new park has a number of new features including a pavilion, fitness stations, BBQ areas, drinking fountains, basketball, netball and bocce courts, a nature play area and a cultural art trail.

The reserve also features an innovative dual purpose wetland, which functions as a stormwater collection, treatment and storage point as well as providing a habitat for wildlife. The initiative is part of a stormwater collection and recycling project collectively run by the Norwood Payneham & St Peters, Walkerville and Burnside Councils.

Mayor Robert Bria said: 'The innovative redevelopment of Felixstow Reserve is the result of collaboration and partnership between Local, State and Federal Governments and the Kaurna people. The result is a fantastic, valuable new asset for the community.

'We appreciate the community's patience whilst the works have been underway and encourage visitors and residents to enjoy the new reserve.'

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