Kingborough Council, Acting Mayor Clare Glade-Wright welcomed the official opening of Louisa Hinsby Park.
“This is a great day to see all the hard work by the community come to fruition here in Taroona,” Cr Glade-Wright said.
“The land was originally donated to the Taroona Progress Society by Louisa Hinsby in the 1930s.
“It was then gifted to Kingborough Council who have been working with community members to fulfill Louisa’s wishes.
“Louisa wanted this piece of land to become a children’s playground, it is fantastic to see such a beautiful park now here for all to enjoy.
“All the park features have been developed in consultation with the community and TCA.
“Council has installed a picnic shelter with seating, created a pathway network throughout the park, established a wooden entrance and gate frontage as well a slide and swing.
“The extensive history of the park has been captured in a wonderful storyboard display at the park entrance.
“From the initial consultation to the development of the project plans, the community has been the driving force behind all the great facilities now available.
“Council is extremely appreciative of the effort contributed by the Taroona Community Association (TCA) and other local groups for this project,” Cr Glade-Wright said.