Old park to get a Troon-up

Old park to get a Troon-up

Flashback to 2019. Camillo resident Joe Trenka said something needed to be done about Troon Park. Photograph – Richard Polden.

After a longer-than expected wait, a boon for Troon Park is coming soon.

The ageing playground equipment in the Camillo reserve is due to be replaced early in the new year.

Long-term residents have previously lamented that the park feels neglected.

“Minnawarra Park is all nice and sweet isn’t it? We are out of the way here and forgotten,” Joe Trenka told The Examiner in 2019.

Then City of Armadale chief executive Cliff Frewing confirmed that the play equipment was programmed to be renewed as part of the city’s planned works for the 2021-22 financial year.

That obviously didn’t happen.

But the City of Armadale is recommitting to revamping the park and is currently collecting input from the community via its Engage Armadale website.

“If you’re a local resident or a Troon Park enthusiast, your ideas can shape the future of play in our community. We’re eager to collaborate with you in designing a playground that reflects the community’s needs,” council said.

The city said it’s especially looking forward to hearing ideas from young people.

The community survey closes on Sunday, September 17.

Once feedback is reviewed, a concept plan will be drawn up and presented to the community for comment.

Works on the playground are due to be completed by April 2024.

Feedback can be submitted at https://engage.armadale.wa.gov.au/troon-reserve-playground