Callington Playground Renewal

More development at Callington Recreation Park…

A new Pump Track has been installed by the Mount Barker Council with funding support from Murray Bridge Council. Great for riders of scooters & skateboards.

Simon Lambe, one of the school parents, is adding a dirt BMX track to join on to the pump track.

Simon, Rob Fletcher & Simon Dower (school parents) are giving free weekly lessons on Thursdays from 3.30pm to 5.30pm (all have SA Working With Children certificates). Parents/caregivers of participants must to attend. Helmets & own equipment required at this stage. This is not a child-minding service. The aim is to encourage kids to be more active & healthy.

The court will be resurfaced, fenced & new basketball & netball goals added. It can also be used for skate-boarding or roller blading practice.

The netball shed will be cleaned up and used as a base for a BMX Club.

Rotary Murray Bridge have installed a new Buddy Bench.

Simon will be asking the local community to help in the building of the dirt track & the clean-up. Please support him if you can.

Please keep children out of the construction zone – marked with bunting.


from the Callington Recreation Park committee

Any questions please ph Simon on 0424 167 874 or Rose on 0419 735 001


Earlier in the year the Callington Recreation Grounds Committee approached Council to remove six small Sugar Gums (Eucalyptus cladocalyx) adjacent to the new Callington recreation ground club rooms.

The trees were in poor health due to extensive compaction around the base of the trees and they had very poor structure and form due to a history of inappropriate lopping.

Only five Sugar Gums had to be removed with pruning allowing the retention of the sixth tree which sits nicely aside the northern end of the newly formalised car parking area.

The grounds were extensively de-compacted by digging over with an excavator and seven new Coral Gums (Eucalyptus torquata) have been planted in the de-compacted ground.

Coral Gum is a small to medium sized tree from Western Australia with beautiful prolific flowers and attractive, colourful fruit and buds pre and post flowering.
Heritage Carob trees (Ceratonia siliqua) north of the new toilet facilities also got a bit of TLC with some new mulching and expert pruning by our arboriculture team.
The treescape renewal was completed in time for the official club rooms opening held on Sunday 11 July.

The Callington Recreation Grounds Committee have collected all the fire wood to sell and raise funds to go towards the construction of a refreshments garden and barbeque space in a prime viewing area adjacent to the new club rooms.

Brick by Brick

It won’t be long now until you can see your bricks on the building. Thank you to all that helped contribute to one of our most successful fundraisers.