Photo taken September 2011

Photo taken September 2011

And now,  What a postive improvement.

And February 2016.  What a postive improvement & work has not been finished yet.  I love the Banksia tree in the middle.

Work has started on Toyer Street Reserve in Tempe. I last wrote about this park in September 2011. This tiny playground was the epitome of neglect, so it was great to see that significant work is being done by Marrickville Council to upgrade this green space & make it a nice & safe place for people to spend time.

The playground equipment has been replaced & the ground prepared for the installation of a rubber surface. The playground is slightly below street level. Council has planted native grasses along the slope to act as a soft barrier to the road. Native grasses also line the exterior wall & fence of the property beside the park. Council says they will install new seating, which is always good.

What is nice is the three spectacular gum trees have been retained & a good size Banksia tree has been planted at the centre of the playground with a decent sized bed around it. I think this tree looks great. The flowers will be of interest to the children & of great interest to the wildlife, which is an added benefit.

It already looks good even though it is a construction site. I look forward to seeing the works when completed.

I am glad to see mulch around these beautiful trees.  Hopefully this area will become garden beds.

I am glad to see mulch around these beautiful trees. Hopefully this area will become garden beds.  The small playground is in the distance behind the fence.

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