Residents are invited to have their say on a draft master plan for Presidents Park, Wyndham Vale, which proposes a range of upgrades over the next 10 years—including a second fully-sized hockey pitch, an upgraded baseball pavilion and an all-abilities play space.
The draft plan was endorsed for public feedback at a Council meeting in December 2019 and residents can have their say until 31 January.
Sports Development portfolio holder Cr Peter Maynard said the draft plan proposes to make the park even more beautiful, with new landscaping along the lake and Werribee River and a new arts heritage walking trail.
“New walking paths from the east to the west will make the park easier to traverse, while trail loops with distance markers will reveal how many metres runners have conquered—and how many they have to go,” Cr Maynard said.
There will also be exercise equipment suitable to people of all age groups, from toddlers to seniors, and the dog school’s training area will be improved.
“I’m particularly excited about the proposal for a new hockey pitch and upgrades to the hockey pavilion, which will encourage even more youngsters to pick up a stick and give the sport a go,” Cr Maynard said.
In addition, the plan proposes to increase the size of the central softball show pitch and have a new shelter for spectators. And the baseball club is proposed to have a new pavilion and upgraded back-netting behind all home bases, ensuring players have top-class facilities.