The Barossa Council has launched a new awareness campaign, urging recreation park users to slow down, and consider the safety of others.
“Our recreation parks are community facilities used by all members of our community,” said Mayor Bob Sloane.
“Our parks provide valuable open space to the community and are used by sporting groups and for other popular recreational activities including walking, jogging, cycling and dog exercising.
“We want everyone to feel safe and enjoy our recreation parks, but unfortunately people are not adhering to the speed limits in the parks, which is putting others at risk, particularly young children.”
While Mayor Sloane said recreation parks across Council have differing speed limits, he acknowledges vehicles should travel at walking pace, as a general rule.
Council’s recreation parks are highly valued by the community and as such attract a vast range of user groups. Ensuring the safety of these user groups is paramount to Council.
Council has been working closely with Recreation Park committees to adopt a new joint safety message to encourage recreation park users to slow down. A poster has been developed and will be distributed to all groups who use Council’s recreation parks as a way to help spread the message further.