More places to play at Stockwell14 Oct. 2021
A new $500,000 open space development at Stockwell has been unveiled, giving people in the Barossa more opportunities to play, recreate and socialise.
The new precinct at Stockwell Recreation Park features a BMX pump track, walking/running trail, and fitness stations, plus lighting, landscaping, and social amenities such as picnic spaces, water fountain, shade, and seating.
An official opening on Saturday, 30 October from 10:30am to 2:30pm will feature free community activities including live music, fitness sessions, sausage sizzle, and BMX workshops with demonstrations by Get Stoked.
The Barossa Council and the State Government each contributed over $254,000 to activate the space as part of The Big Project.
Minister for Planning and Local Government, Vickie Chapman, said the redevelopment has transformed Stockwell Recreation Park into an outdoor community hub.
“It will be a place that those living nearby, or visiting for the day, can stroll through and soak up the beautiful surrounds of the Barossa.
“I thank The Barossa Council for partnering with the Marshall Liberal Government to deliver this important project, which will considerably improve public amenities for the Stockwell community.”
Barossa Mayor Bim Lange said the new attractions encourage people to get out and be active for positive health and wellbeing outcomes, which is especially important in this time of COVID-19.
“We know people come to Stockwell Oval year-round to play sport, and this redevelopment provides extra opportunities for people to be active and participate in community life,” said Mayor Bim Lange.
“This project really improves accessibility, safety, and liveability at a local level, and is a drawcard for visitors to the region as well.”