Apex Park

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In order to help meet the growing needs of our community and provide better and more user-friendly spaces, the City of West Torrens is upgrading, and has upgraded, a number of larger recreational spaces in West Torrens, including Camden Park, Mellor Park, Apex Park, Lockleys Oval, Kings Reserve and Weigall Oval.

Apex Park upgrade 

Apex Park is one of the most visited sites in West Torrens and a significant upgrade of the site was completed in 2019 with support from the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development through the Community Development Grants program.

The first stage of the upgrade has improved the versatility of the site, as well as safety and amenity, and enhances the natural environment.

The Lockleys Guides and Scouts SA share a licence for the new community facility at Apex Park. The facility is available for community use/hire. 

During 2021, Council was successful in receiving funding through the State Government's Open Space and Places for People fund to undertake the next stage of work at the reserve.

Work has commenced on Stage 2 of the upgrade and is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. The next stage aims to open up the northern edge of the wetland in a similar way to Stage 1 in order to improve visibility and passive surveillance. In addition, the dense weed species will be removed and more suitable plants will be planted to support the long term sustainability of the reserve and wetland.

Due to overwhelming community feedback following the Stage 1 upgrade, Council proposes to improve the passive recreation options on site by introducing a new nature playspace of nature and a junior BMX track. The next stage will also maximise the links to River Torrens Linear Park and the planned upgrade of Breakout Creek Stage 3.