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Ecotherapy park now open for Romsey

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The long-awaited Romsey Ecotherapy Park officially opened to the public last week.

In attendance were Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas, Macedon Ranges Shire Council representatives including Mayor Jennifer Anderson and members of the Romsey Ecotherapy Park committee.

Constructed over three stages, the park is the result of a community-led initiative to build an inviting and accessible recreational open space for people of all ages and abilities, allowing them to enjoy sensory and therapeutic experiences through engagement with nature.

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The park consists of an active nature space with a cubby house and nature-based play elements, a climbing forest, a ropes course, lookouts and a climbing net.

It also includes an events space with picnic and barbecue facilities, artistic features, a sensory garden and a woodland ramble.

Cr Anderson said the park was an engaging and welcoming community space and showed what a community group could achieve through hard work.

“Thank you to everybody who has been involved in this amazing project,” she said.

“Council would especially like to acknowledge the commitment of the Romsey Ecotherapy Park committee and their tireless dedication and work over the years throughout the broader community to raise funds for this wonderful project.

“It is wonderful to see it all come to fruition. I am sure the park will become a regional destination for visitors and a treasured space for all locals to enjoy.”

Romsey Ecotherapy Park president Raelene Mottram she was proud of the achievements of the park committee in partnering with council and the State Government to deliver the project.

“This is a true testament to how a vision from the community can achieve a great outcome for the region,” she said.

A community celebration will also be held at the park on Saturday, November 19 from 1pm to 5 pm. For information, follow the Romsey Ecotherapy Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/romseyecotherapypark.

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