The venue is home to U3A Geelong during the week and facilitates community activities such as yoga, meditation, birthdays, weddings, and meetings on evenings, weekends and school holidays.
The existing gravel car-park at the reserve has been long outgrown and cars were overflowing to other parts of the reserve. This created a much larger than originally planned car parking space and cars frequently drove across or along the walking track to find a park. This presented a risk for pedestrians and cyclists using the track.
The new, formal 54 space car-park will condense the parking footprint on the reserve and also see the very busy walking track rerouted to go around the car-park instead of straight through the middle. There will be bollard protection for pedestrians as well as the damaged lawn areas.
The project is anticipated to cost around $120,000 and will be completed by early October.