The City of Victor Harbor has been working with the Lions Club of Victor Harbor and Port Elliot to develop a plan for the future development of the Lions Park located on the Esplanade.
The Lions Park adjoins Soldiers Memorial Reserve on Victor Harbor’s foreshore. It is proposed the upgrade will include new irrigation, landscaped garden beds, a viewing platform, a shelter for shaded picnic use, central path, picnic settings, new fencing, signage and art.
Victor Harbor and Port Elliot Lions Club member and Lions Park Chairman Greg Davis said the plans for the park’s upgrade had been drafted by local artist Hamish McMillan.
“Lions are grateful to Hamish McMillan for his assistance in developing the plans. We are particularly excited about the viewing platform. With views to Granite Island and The Bluff, we expect it will be a popular spot,” Mr Davis said.
City of Victor Harbor Mayor Graham Philp said the Lions Park on the Esplanade is currently undeveloped, and the proposed plans will see the park become a more functional and usable community space.
“Council will work with the Lions Club and residents to finalise the design plans in January before commencing works early next year,” Mr Philp said.
The Lions Park upgrade received $15,000 funding through the Government’s Stronger Communities’ Program for irrigation and landscaping works expected to cost around $40,000.