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Fremont Park upgrade set to open this week

Fremont Park upgrade set to open this week
Published 19 September 2023
An upgrade to the eastern portion of Fremont Park will open this Thursday (21 September), expanding the popular green space located within the Elizabeth CBD.

Established in the late 1970s, Mayor Glenn Docherty said Fremont Park has continued to grow alongside the city, with this stage of redevelopment following upgrades in 2017 and 2020.

“We were established as a garden city and we know this element of our landscape is still important to our community,” said Mayor Docherty.

“This newly upgraded space will further elevate Fremont as Playford’s premier park, supporting our ever-growing city with a green, urban retreat, allowing people to get outside and socialise with family and friends.”

The first stage of the upgrade, opening this Thursday, features newly irrigated lawns, gazebo, new parking areas, toilets and extensive landscaping. The next stage will include two new dog parks – a first for the Elizabeth area – expected to be open to the community by the end of September.

“We know the dog parks will be a very popular addition to the Elizabeth area, giving residents - and their pets - the chance to enjoy Fremont Park in a new, dog-friendly way,” Mayor Docherty said.

“While most of the upgraded area is now open to the public, we are allowing the newly laid turf in the dog parks additional time to properly establish and develop strong roots. This is important so it can withstand the impact of all the two and four-legged foot traffic we expect in the park over spring and summer.”

Details of the opening date of the dog parks will be updated on Council’s website and social media pages. A free opening event is taking place on Saturday 7 October, where members of the community can celebrate the new offerings and amenities available at Fremont Park. Find out more about the opening event here.

This project was supported by $2,104,921 from the State Government’s Open Space and Places for People Grant Program.