Wood Road Park Narre Warren South Master Plan
The City of Casey has prepared a Master Plan to provide a long term vision for the development and improvement of the Wood Road Park which is located at the corner of Wood Road and Centre Road Narre Warren South.
The key objectives of the Wood Road Park Master Plan are to enhance the park's image and presentation, and provide facilities including paths, seating and landscaping to encourage public recreational use. The Master Plan also aims to be responsive to the needs of the Heritage College Christian School in its use of the Park.
Wood Road Park is a significant parkland and recreational asset to the Narre Warren South community. Positive characteristics and features of the park include:
- The park is substantial in size and can accommodate a mix of passive and active activities. Its co-location with the School provides further opportunities.
- There are numerous large established trees that contribute to the visual amenity and quality of the park.
- More recent tree plantings, once established, will provide a green outlook and rich environment for the community.
- The layout of drainage swales, pergola, playground and planting provide an existing landscape structure that can be further enhanced and strengthened to produce a unique parkland environment.
- Open views and surveillance provides a safe and welcoming open space.
Key elements and features of the Master Plan include:
- Connecting paths. Shared concrete path connecting from Wildflower Crescent Park to Centre Road between the park and Heritage College Christian School. Internal park walking paths, constructed with coloured granitic sand or concrete, connecting the park edges and facilitating direct access.
- Children’s play. A junior play area is formed by an open clearing surrounded by a circle of Gleditsia triacanthos ‘Sunburst’ to compliment the existing playground and quarter court.
- Tree planting. Additional tree planting to compliment those that are existing and will realise the landscape proposals prepared in 1996. The location of new trees is designed to enhance definition of the park edges and key spaces within the park, whilst maintaining sightlines into the park.
- Joint-use Village Green. Retain and enhance joint-use (community/school) multi-purpose Village Green to the east of the park, available for the use of the School’s students and the wider community. Further negotiations in relation to this particular component of the design must be undertaken with the Heritage College Christian School to determine access conditions, etc.
- Landscaped Drainage Swale. Review site drainage to improve the functionality and aesthetic of the existing drainage swale and wetlands.
It is intended that the landscape improvements will be undertaken in stages over the longer term as funding becomes available.