Parkland potential realised

SPORTS PARK: James and Luke Allen practice their shots on goal at the overhauled Don MacDonnell Reserve, where football goal posts, soccer goals and a cricket pitch have been installed just in time for summer. Mount Gambier City Council installed the sporting infrastructure following a proposal by a Conroe Heights resident. Picture: BRITTANY DENTON

WHAT was once a vast expanse of empty land at Don McDonnell Reserve is now a school holidays dream for Conroe Heights residents, with football goal posts, soccer goals and a cricket pitch installed and netball and basketball half-courts on the way.

Mount Gambier City Council installed the sporting infrastructure just in time for summer following a proposal from resident Brenton Telford in July.

Mr Telford, who has lived near the reserve for a decade, presented to council in June requesting an allocation be

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