The City of Melville will be lighting up five parks across the City to give residents more opportunity and space to exercise and walk their dogs in the early evening following overwhelming online community support for the idea.
The five parks to be illuminated are:
- Shirley Strickland Reserve, Ardross
- Len Shearer Reserve, Booragoon
- Winthrop Park, Winthrop
- Peter Ellis Park, Leeming
- Winnacott Reserve, Willagee
The lights will be turned on from 5.30pm to 7.30pm Monday to Friday however these locations and times are subject to change depending on changes in COVID-19 restrictions.
There were a number of factors considered when determining suitable parks including location, availability of lighting, community safety, suitability dog-walking, as well as the ability to turn the lights off and on.
The City acknowledges the strong community support for Webber Reserve to be included however unfortunately this park is not suitable due to works occurring at the Webber Reserve Club Rooms requiring power to be shut down to the park.
Residents are reminded to be mindful of others when exercising at the parks and to ensure they comply with all social distancing requirements as well as dog laws if taking their pooch for a walk.