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Parks & Recreation

Health & wellbeing at the forefront

There are so many things to do in Atherstone, where a wealth of outdoor and recreational amenities support a fun and fulfilling life. Whether you’re exercising, enjoying the great outdoors with family and friends or taking a tranquil walk beneath the trees, living amongst nature is always a joy. More than a quarter of Atherstone is dedicated to green open space, with extensive hike and bike trails and more than eight hectares of picturesque waterways and wetlands. That’s in addition to Cobblebank Stadium, the region’s largest dedicated sports precinct as well as the numerous parks, picnic spots, nature reserves and playgrounds designed to delight visitors of all ages and abilities. 

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Palara Village Park is now open!

Palara Village Park opened on Saturday 22 April 2023.

Paying tribute to the native grey box eucalyptus trees through its green and grey "boxy" design, Palara Village Park is set to provide endless fun, entertainment and connection for Atherstone residents.

Featuring a half-basketball court, a hit-up wall for tennis/cricket/any small ball sports, dedicated skating area, a sand play area, percussion play, talk tubes, spring rockers, swings, and four slides - the park has a huge variety to suit to the littlest visitors right through to the older daredevils. 

Plus enjoy plenty of casual seating, lush garden beds, and a pavilion shelter to offer protection from the weather.

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Cobblebank Stadium

Located on corner Ferris and Bridge Roads, Cobblebank Stadium is the region’s largest dedicated sports precinct. A $31 million project, the stadium features: 

- Six indoor high-ball courts
- Flexible meeting and social spaces
- Kiosk and seating areas
- And, over 400 car parking spaces

Set to be a thriving health and wellness hub for the Atherstone community. The stadium has been designed to maximise natural light, minimise energy consumption, use environmentally sustainable materials, and use renewable energy.

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Parks and Reserves

With more than a quarter of Atherstone dedicated to green open space, there are plenty of parks, reserves and play spaces to enjoy within the community.

The Atherstone Regional Play Space is an expansive play space perfect for keeping the kids entertained, featuring everything from a flying fox and trampolines, to climbing structures and a waterplay area.

Other parks featuring adventure playgrounds and community BBQ facilities include Wilton Fields ParkMiddle Park Village ParkSettlers Creek Park, and Stone Ridge Park.

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Regional Athletics Precinct

Located at 82 Bridge Road, Melton South, The Regional Athletics Precinct features a running track, field event facilities, and a hockey pitch. 

This amenity is the training location for Melton City Little Athletics, which is the 96th group to join the Little Athletics Association Inc. 

Within the precinct also resides the Bridge Road Regional Play Space (as mentioned above), and the Bridge Road Children's and Community Centre.