Jack Roper Reserve
217 Camp Road, Broadmeadows. Melway Ref 7 B10
Victoria's Department of Health and Human Services has advised that people who choose to use the lake at Jack Roper Reserve for recreational purposes should consider the following advice:
• if falling out of a craft, please avoid swallowing the water;
• remove wet clothing and wash/rinse off any affected area if necessary (and wash clothing and buoyancy vests before wearing again);
• continue good hygiene practices, using suitable water after any activity; and
• if any health-related symptoms are present, consult a doctor and avoid further exposure.
Jack Roper Reserve is one Hume’s most popular parks.
Set beside a lake (a Melbourne Water retarding basin) the park facilities include a large playspace, barbecue and picnic facilities, public toilets, a soccer field, large car park and walking/cycling paths that connect into Moreland and to the Western Ring Road Bike Path.
A Master Plan for Jack Roper Reserve was undertaken in 2012 and it identifies a range of improvements to ensure that the park continues to meet the needs of the community.
The main playspace is being completely redeveloped in stages as of 2014.
New swings and climbing nets have already been installed and the old timber fort structure has been removed.
Some new paths will be constructed in February 2016 which may require the closure of the playspace for a short time so the works can be undertaken safely.
Public Toilets Upgrade
The public toilets are currently being upgraded. This includes improved facilities for people with a disability and their carers, a new layout, new fixtures and fittings and a general makeover. Temporary facilities are being provided while works are being undertaken. It is anticipated that these works will be completed in March 2016.
Sailability is a sailing program for everyone, regardless of age or ability. Modified sail boats can accommodate people with a physical disability.
Location in Hume: Jack Roper Reserve, 217 Camp Road, Broadmeadows (Mel Ref: 7 B 10)
Contact Name: Koos Soeterboek
Contact Phone: 9338 7812
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