New playspace at Bentleigh Hodgson Reserve

Bentleigh Hodgson Reserve now has a new multi-purpose adolescent playspace.

Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos today joined Mayor, Cr Margaret Esakoff and Glen Eira Councillors to officially launch the new facilities, made possible by a $250,000 investment from the Victorian Government.

The new multi-purpose adolescent playspace at Hodgson Reserve introduces a variety of new sport and recreation opportunities for the young and young at heart.

There’s a new multi-purpose sports court area with soccer goals, basketball ring, netball ring, tennis hit-up wall, and outdoor table tennis table.

For those more adventurous there’s a custom bouldering wall complete with climbing structure to test strength and dexterity.

Additional pathways provide access into the space, and there are rest areas and a picnic shelter for families to enjoy get-togethers in the park surrounds.

A similar playspace was opened at McKinnon Reserve earlier this year.

From playspace upgrades to multi-sport courts, investments like these provide high-quality and accessible places for Victorians to reap the benefits of sport and active recreation participation.

The Victorian Government has invested more than $1.05 billion in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014.

Investments like these are all about creating jobs, stimulating local economies, and fast-tracking community recovery by improving the health, wellbeing, and social outcomes for Victorian communities.

Mr Staikos acknowledged the Glen Eira City Council for its commitment and financial contribution to the project.

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Quotes attributable to Member for Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos

“The new Bentleigh Hodgson Reserve adolescent playspace adds a new dimension to the reserve, opening up a range of sport and recreation activities for the young and young at heart in our community.”

“Better sport and recreation facilities make it easier for Victorians to get back to local sport and recreation, and lead healthy and active lifestyles.”

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