Rotary Park upgrade funded by community

Naracoorte Rotary has thanked those who supported efforts to upgrade Rotary Park with improved fencing and shade covering.

The project was greenlit and funded after garnering enough votes during last year's Fund My Neighbourhood grant program.

Up against other community ideas from across the region, the project depended on an online voting system where only the most popular projects were funded.

Naracoorte Rotary secretary John Stafford said the playground at the Naracoorte swimming lake, which features three barbecues, had two problems with child safety.

"One has been that there's a road all around it and we've had fence there but it is not child proof by any stretch of the imagination, so we put in a child proof fence right around it.

"On top of that we've put a shelter over the play equipment - a sun shelter."

"[The upgrade] has solved the safety problem and it's solved the shade problem and it is good quality stuff that's gone in so it will last for many years."

Mr Stafford said Rotary was glad that enough people rallied behind the idea.

"We had quite a lot of competition; there were some other good projects there," Mr Stafford said. "Our whole district was from Naracoorte to Port MacDonnell - there was only a certain amount of money available.

"It's child safety and so of course it's something that people are pretty keen on and we ourselves are keen on."

Rotary Park is managed by the Naracoorte Lucindale Council and jointly maintained by the Naracoorte Rotary Club.

Rotary Park: Community support secured $41,000 for new fencing and shade covering at the Naracoorte family park. Photo: Supplied

Rotary Park: Community support secured $41,000 for new fencing and shade covering at the Naracoorte family park. Photo: Supplied