New open space — Riddell Park, Elsternwick
Riddell Park is Glen Eira’s newest park
What was once an over-designed roundabout surrounded by a sea of asphalt, is now an inviting and green open space featuring an open grassed lawn, shaded areas, garden beds and seating. Local residents have been overwhelming in their praise of the space, with many commenting that they have met some neighbours for the first time having lived there for years.
The new park is located in an established area of Elsternwick and is a tangible outcome of the Open Space Strategy. The Strategy identifies areas lacking in open space and aims to create parks, streets and suburbs where people want to live now and into the future.
The new park is just the first new park created from the Open Space Strategy. The positive feedback and way it has enhanced the area will assist in delivering a number of similar projects which are currently being planning.