End of era at Puckridge Park

SERVICE: Port Lincoln Rotary Club member Ron Carey at the entrance to Puckridge Park which the club has helped maintain for 46 years.

SERVICE: Port Lincoln Rotary Club member Ron Carey at the entrance to Puckridge Park which the club has helped maintain for 46 years.

AFTER 46 years helping to maintain Puckridge Park, the Port Lincoln Rotary Club has decided to wind back its duties. 

At a Port Lincoln City Council meeting last week mayor Bruce Green thanked the Rotary Club for its “dedicated care and maintenance” of the park and presented the club with a letter of recognition for members’ work. 

Rotary Club president Mike Munro said the club was proud to be able to give 46 years service to keeping the bushland park in great condition for the community.

He said the club had been involved with general maintenance duties of the park and its facilities as well as undertaking more involved projects like tree planting. 

Mr Munro said while the club was winding down its responsibilities at the park, its involvement would continue with lighter duties. 

He said there were a few members of Rotary who had invested a lot of time into caring and maintaining the park.

“We are just pleased that we have been able to keep the park in a condition for the community to enjoy,” Mr Munro said. 

Mr Green said the work of Rotary had been invaluable to the council and there would not be many members of the community who had not used the popular park. 

“The assistance by members of Rotary over the years has been invaluable to council, with the knowledge that the park has been well tendered and always available for use by the community,” he said.  

He said the club had tirelessly assisted the council in retaining the “natural bushland setting” of Puckridge Park through its efforts in planting native shrubs and trees, weed spraying, maintenance of the paths and picnic area, and preparation of the grounds for private functions and celebrations. 

“There wouldn’t be too many people who haven’t enjoyed a family gathering or walked their dog around the park,” he said.

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