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Transformed Risdon Brook Park reopens to the public

RISDON Brook Park has reopened to the public after significant restoration and improvement works.

The park has been closed for some time to repair areas damaged by multiple wet weather and storm events in June 2020.

These events caused significant damage to large sections of pathways and created hazards to pedestrians and other park users.

Facilities team leader Rachaelle Downey said there were some delays to critical public safety work due to COVID-19, but TasWater had made the most of the closure by upgrading key visitor facilities.

“We’ve installed new park furniture, a new swing set, planted more than 300 trees, sown new lawns and established a number of new plantings at the site,” she said.

“We are also in the process of installing new barbecues and barbecue areas, and these will be ready for use in the coming weeks.

“We know the park is a very popular place that is loved by many, and we understand the community has missed it.

“The park is now not only safe for public use, it’s better than ever and ready for everyone to enjoy.

“We would like to thank the local community for their patience while we completed these essential repairs and improvements, and we hope they enjoy the upgraded facilities.”