CHILDREN at Woodford have their own piece of paradise after a new playground and pedestrian bridge opened at Jubilee Park.
The Friends of Jubilee Park and Woodford Primary School students created the design with help from Warrnambool City Council.
The project came after the development of a park master plan and formation of the Friends group in 2009.
Friends group chairwoman Tricia Blakeslee said the opening was the culmination of six years of work.
“It goes to show what you can achieve if you work together and you have a focus, and the community will be healthier for it,” she said.
Warrnambool Mayor Kylie Gaston said the park was a great space for all ages.
“It’s really interesting to hear the kids refer to it today as their own little Lake Pertobe,” she said.
The total project cost was $574,362.
Cash contributions came from the state government and Warrnambool City Council with in kind support from the Friends Group, Woodford Primary School, council and the Warrnambool Art Gallery.