Published in The Standard, March 2, 2013
A SERIES of community events this weekend will raise money for Camperdown’s massive new playground.
The project has been in the pipeline for more than two years, and committee members said construction would begin within months.
“We are very excited that it’s now well and truly planned and people will see progress being made before the end of this financial year,” spokesman Peter Conheady said.
Committee members will be at the park to raise extra money and show people detailed plans for the space during the weekend’s activities.
As part of this year’s ‘Recreation Give it a Go‘ campaign – which runs from February 22 to March 17 – the Barwon south-west skate competition will kick off at 11am today at Camperdown Skate Park.
Fitness instructors will host a master class at Camperdown’s Apex Park tomorrow afternoon to raise money for the playspace.
Classes include bodyweight and circuit training, core strength, boxing and Zumba.
The classes will run between 3pm and 6pm, followed by refreshments and a barbecue.
The cost for the three hours is $10 per adult or $15 for a family.
The playspace will include workout circuit stations, a flying fox, cricket nets, half a basketball court, as well as barbecue and picnic areas.
The total cost of the project, to be completed over three years, is $625,000.
The Corangamite Shire, Camperdown Lions Clib, Uebergang Foundation and a number of local businesses and schools helped raised thousands for the community development.
On Friday, March 15, a fund-raising fun run will be held at Mount Leura.
For more information contact Mr Conheady on 0418 529 871.