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Upgrade planned for Tanunda Park

Upgrade planned for Tanunda Park

The Tanunda Recreation Park is due for another round of upgrades costing an estimated $410,716 in the hope of reducing any risk at the Tanunda Oval.

Mr Geoff Nicolai, Chairman of the Tanunda Recreation Park, said that it’s going to be a long work in progress to get all of the upgrades and funding for the oval.

At the moment, the upgrades include removing dangerous trees that were planted in 1910 when the park was first established and replacing them with new trees.

An arborist report suggested that some trees at the grounds are either unsafe or would most likely grow in a direction that could become dangerous.

Along with planting, a disability ramp will be constructed to run onto the oval, which will allow more patrons to frequent the grounds.

At the moment though, Geoff said one of the more important matters is getting the drainage fixed on the Tanunda Oval, which might be causing bigger problems in the coming season.

Geoff explained that years ago a cement ring was put around the oval to accommodate a bicycle track but has since left a problem with the drainage.

“With the drainage not being right, it becomes a big quagmire and it can become dangerous so that is the risk we are trying to reduce,” said Geoff.

The Section 41 committee of the Tanunda Recreation Park are also hoping to put in a practice oval near the entrance of Bilyara Road and next to the Kegel Club.

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.