‘Jewel of city’s parks’ is neglected

2016-03-30 06:00

WYLIE Park, the jewel of the city’s public parks, which was donated to the city by the Wylie family for the enjoyment of its citizens, is a disgrace.

The park is well patronised by walkers, picnickers, runners, etc., but it receives the barest of attention by the parks department and that only as a result of the concerned persistence of the Friends of Wylie Park leader, Cathy Crickmay.

A small patch of grass was trimmed by the municipality in January, but no other grass cutting has taken place since 31 December. Fallen tree trunks abound and more plentiful are heaps of branches, hopefully on a winter job list, if such a schedule exists.

The bamboo thickets need extensive management, far beyond the capabilities of the part-time gardener employed by the Friends of Wylie Park.

How sad for a recent bridal party that valiantly picked its way in pretty long dresses and shoes for photographs in front of a magnificent purple Tibouchina which complimented the bridal colours, only to be further confounded by heaps of branches around the tree.


Friend of Wylie Park


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