Seaford community celebration
12 Mar 2020
The sun was shining on Seaford last weekend to help celebrate the opening of the area’s new playground and community open space in RF Miles Reserve – a major milestone for the $10 million revitalisation of Seaford.
Seaford locals joined the Bunurong Land Council to officially open the new community space with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony to honour the Traditional Owners of the land.
Many little locals enjoyed a morning of fun and festivities with face painting and pancakes from local traders and blues and groove entertainment from local act, the Jackson Four.
The new play space is designed to have something fun for everyone and includes a climbing frame, swings, slide, accessible carousel and nature play elements.
Throughout consultation with the local community, we heard Seaford locals wanted to create a natural bush look and feel with lots of native and indigenous vegetation. As part of this more than 100,000 mostly native trees, plants and shrubs in the area.
In the new playground, canopy trees have been planted near picnic tables, seating and drinking fountains, which will provide shade as they grow, creating comfortable rest areas to enjoy throughout the year.
Works continue on more than six kilometres of new shared use path. The path will improve walking and cycling links to public transport, existing walking trails in the area and new community open spaces in Seaford and Carrum.
When works wrap up along the Frankston line, there will be more than 11 kilometres of shared use path linking Edithvale to Frankston.
RF Miles Reserve has been handed back to Frankston City Council for the oval restoration and new sporting pavilion works to get underway, ready for the community to enjoy next year.
Check out all the playground party fun below.