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Upgrades at Mofflin Reserve nearing completion

Upgrades at Mofflin Reserve nearing completion
Published 3 October 2023
Mofflin Reserve in Elizabeth Vale is on schedule for its November 2023 completion, with recent additions including fitness equipment, newly installed turf and sheltered BBQ areas, making it the perfect destination for the upcoming summer season.

More exciting play equipment, including all-abilities equipment, is also on the way and is scheduled to be installed by the end of September.

The $4.6M development is integral to the Playford Health and Wellbeing Precinct and will feature a large nature play area, a walking loop track, a therapeutic garden and climbing elements. Quiet areas for rest and recuperation will also be included in the upgrade to complement nearby health services.

Mayor Glenn Docherty said it was exciting to see Council’s vision for the space come to life.

“This reserve has been designed with healthcare workers and hospital visitors in mind given the site’s proximity to the Lyell McEwin Hospital,” said Mayor Docherty.

“Visitors, patients, and health care workers will now have a dedicated space to enjoy fresh air, engage in light exercise and immerse themselves in natural surroundings. This will elevate the overall experience of the Playford Health and Wellbeing precinct.”

Other works recently completed at the site include the public toilets and extensive landscaping with more than 6650 plants and 320 trees planted. The nature play area is also coming together and has interactive elements including tee-pees and a climbing rock mound.

“There are still some additional elements to come, but we know residents who live in Elizabeth Vale near the site are really excited at seeing the progress so far,” said the Mayor.

“Our locals love having places to play, walk in nature and explore near their homes. The upgrade of Mofflin Reserve upholds this tradition.”

Council received $2M from the State Government’s Open Space Grant Program to support the upgrade of Mofflin Reserve with City of Playford funding the remainder of the project costs.

An event is being planned to celebrate the completion of the upgrades. More information will be provided closer to the event.

Mofflin Reserve is located on Oldham Road, Elizabeth Vale.