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West Melbourne Parks

Play.Relax.Explore

The City of West Melbourne is undertaking the creation of a Parks Master Plan to provide the public, both residents and visitors, with unique recreation experiences. The Master Plan will examine parks, open space, and recreation facilities to determine how best to provide recreation opportunities in the short- and long-term.

Parks

The City of West Melbourne is home to seven parks, which the Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for developing, enhancing, and maintaining. Parks are lands for public use, often featuring green spaces, playgrounds, sports facilities, trails, and amenities like benches or picnic areas. Parks provide opportunities for the community to engage in leisurely or intense physical activity, as well as gathering and relaxation.  

Recreation

Recreation encompasses activities and experiences that individuals or communities engage in for leisure, enjoyment, and personal development. Playgrounds, sports fields, sportscourts, and communal amenities (such as shade structures/pavilions) all add to the experience community members can have at the individual parks. This often focuses on the active engagement of individuals or groups in activities that promote physical, mental, and social well-being.

Open Space

Open space refers to undeveloped land or areas intentionally preserved in their natural state, serving various ecological, aesthetic, and recreational purposes. The health benefits (physical and mental) manifest in the form of providing breathing room in urban areas, preserving natural habitats, supporting biodiversity, and offering opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, birdwatching, or simply enjoying unaltered landscapes.

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