Revamp of Cris Fitzpatrick Park begins
by Brighton Council
Cris Fitzpatrick Park is getting a revamp, with works now underway as part of Brighton Council’s masterplan for the area. A budget of $600,000 has been allocated for the park, at 35 Tottenham Road in Gagebrook, which will see upgrades and additions made to create a more family-friendly playground area and community space.
This first stage of upgrades are planned to be completed by December 2023. Works will include the removal of the concrete bike track that lies within the existing asphalt bike track, installation of a wet-weather shelter, picnic table, log hop, balance post, balance log and single flying fox, along with the relocation of the nest swing. The works also include new garden beds, landscape rocks, plants and a black chain mesh fence around the outside of the playground. These key upgrades were identified as priorities by the community through surveys conducted during Stage 1 of the Cris Fitzpatrick Park Master Plan.
Cris Fitzpatrick Park is the largest developed park within the suburbs of Gagebrook and Herdsmans Cove. The new upgrades will make the area a valuable space to improve social, health and wellbeing in the community. Brighton Council have advised people to take care while the new area is under construction and avoid the fenced-off area for everyone’s safety. For more information on the upgrades to Cris Fitzpatrick Park, head to www.brighton.tas.gov.au.