Keith Ewenson Park playground upgrades officially open 

Published: 10 November 2021

A new park with play areas specifically designed for younger and older children was officially opened in Upper Beaconsfield on the weekend.  

The Keith Ewenson Park playground has been upgraded and now features a brand-new play space as well as shelter, seating, landscaping and connecting concrete pathways.  

The colourful playground also showcases a climbing cube and a rock-climbing wall.  

The Victoria Government committed $79,000 towards the project as part of the Parks Revitalisation Grants Program. 

Cardinia Shire Council contributed $105,708. 

Beacon Hills Ward Councillor Brett Owen attended the official opening of the park on Saturday with Tien Kieu MP, Member for South Eastern Metropolitan. 

“Last year, we asked for your feedback and comments on what you would like to see in the new playground design for Keith Ewenson Park,” Cr Owen said.  

“We heard you and have designed a playground that is suitable for children of all ages. 

“It is bright and full of areas to explore for the whole family. This upgraded playground and surrounds is a wonderful addition for this local community.” 

Tien Kieu MP, Member for South Eastern Metropolitan said  “With the new upgrades to the park complete, families and children will now be able to enjoy the wonderful play areas and new open spaces. The upgrades have come just in time for the summer season and provides the perfect opportunity to get the kids and family outdoors.” 

Keith Ewenson Park was named in 1995 in acknowledgement of Keith’s dedication to his local community. This involvement included kindergarten and school councils, the hall committee, and the Upper Beaconsfield Association, of which he was a Life Member.  

He served as a Councillor on both the former Pakenham and now Cardinia Shire for 27 years, serving as Shire President and Mayor on several occasions. 

Keith also served as a Justice of the Peace for 32 years in addition to chairing the Salvation Army Red Shield appeal for 3 years and many annual general meetings for local associations and organisations. 

Keith was awarded the Order of Australia in 2002. 

Visit Keith Ewenson Park at 8 Salisbury Road, Beaconsfield Upper.

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