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Boundless opportunities for outdoor fun at Harpley

 

Harpley

 

With a plethora of parks and open spaces both underway and already established, maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle is easy at Harpley!

Upon completion, the Harpley community will have more than 100 hectares of open space, including nine hectares of proposed village parks and gardens, barbeque areas and 26 kilometres of hike and bike trails.  

Currently available to residents is Harpley’s Adventure Playground and Cultural Park, the Harpley Discovery Trail, Carinya Park and Shearwater Park. 

Harpley’s Adventure Playground, located on Black Forest Road, attracts visitors of all ages with its diverse play equipment, including tree log tunnels, mazes, rain garden and sensory garden. The community’s Cultural Park celebrates and preserves a longstanding indigenous connection to the area and to the site.

If your family loves walking and exploring, then you’ll love the Harpley Discovery Trail. Here you’ll discover Harpley’s hidden history, learn about the Wadawurrung people – the Traditional Custodians of the land – and maybe even spot native, migratory and introduced birds. You can also download the Harpley Discovery Trail App to find lots of exciting things to do.

And if your children love playgrounds and open green spaces, you can’t go wrong with Shearwater Park located on the corner of Treeve Parkway and Tundra Esplanade, and Carinya Park, located on Jindalee Way.

Residents can also make the most of the newly delivered 32-hectare Gary Davidson Reserve neighbouring Harpley on the corner of McGrath Road and Black Forest Road.

With approximately 3,293 trees planted in 2019, and another 1,931 to be planted by the end of 2020, Harpley is committed to being a sustainable, green estate.

19% (22 hectares) of Harpley’s parks have already been established, and a further 30% (58.69 hectares) are to be delivered in 2020 and beyond, offering plenty of open spaces for your family to explore! 

As well as offering a huge range of greenery, gardens and parks, Harpley is set to make a splash with a unique series of interconnected lakes and waterways, which will offer a range of different water experiences, from lakeside walk trails to waterfront shopping and dining. More than 60 hectares of open space will be dedicated to lakes and wetlands, with Harpley’s waterways to be divided into four distinct areas with individual character and features.

Sports will also be well catered for at Harpley, with more than 15 hectares of proposed sports fields, pavilions, pitches and courts to choose from including football, cricket, soccer, softball, tennis and netball facilities.

Whether you enjoy taking the dog for a walk, going for a morning run or getting some fresh air, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the wide-open spaces and keep active at Harpley.

Get outdoors and visit Harpley’s parks, trails and open spaces this weekend!