Unley Publications : Unley Life Spring 2017
16 THINGS TO DO IN UNLEY HOW MANY THINGS CAN YOU TICK OFF THE LIST? FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT UNLEY.SA.GOV.AU/ACTIVEUNLEY 01 09 02 08 16 03 07 15 04 12 10 05 13 06 14 11 See what’s growing in the edible orchards at Henry Codd Reserve and Soutar Park. Try a spot of table tennis on the outdoor ping pong tables at the Unley Civic Centre and Fullar ton Park Community Centre. Take a dip at the Unley Swimming Centre. Head to Unley Oval to watch Sturt Football Club defend their 2016 premiership. You can even get onto the oval for a kick after the game! Try and find Unley’s street art master pieces. Hint: Duthy Street, Parkside, or Carnevale Coffee on East Ave, Clarence Park, are good places to start! Ride the mini trains at SASMEE Park. Ride the Mike Turtur Bikeway from Black Forest to the Way ville Showgrounds. Let the kids explore Orphanage Park - build a cubby house, catch tadpoles and make some mud pies! Escape from the busy streets and enjoy some peace and quiet at Everard Park Reserve, Hillsley Avenue, Everard Park and watch the world go by. Have a hit of tennis at Millswood Tennis Complex. There is even a kiosk on site if you need to stop for some refreshments! Walk the ‘Discover Historic Unley’ trail and pop in at the Unley Museum to discover more about your neighbourhood. Try out the new playground at Haslop Reserve and at Unley Oval. Man’s best friend needs some exercise too! Take your dog to one of our great parks. Details regarding off-leash times can be found on the council website. Enjoy a stroll along the newly upgraded Goodwood Road. The latest ar tworks will impress even the harshest critic! Search for a good book at Goodwood Library and enjoy it at Soutar Park. See what you can find at Ridge Park, Myrtle Bank. Do you know how much water the dam can hold? Can you find the 250 year old ‘Eucalyptus microcarpa’ tree, or the giant lizards at the playground? UNLEYLIFE 21 The City of Unley has installed new display verge gardens at Edmund Avenue, Unley, that showcase a variety of plants and treatments that can be used to transform residential verges into attractive garden features. The six concepts displayed include contemporary, cot tage, natural and formal layout styles. Species have been selected for their height, colour, form and hardiness although some will need to be regularly clipped to ensure good sight lines for road users. There are also different path and bin pad treatment ideas, which can be interchanged bet ween designs. A matching planting guide with suggested plant species is available on the Council Website. The guide contains six different designs that residents can copy, adapt or use as inspiration for their own designs. Council encourages residents to take ownership of their verge areas as this enhances streetscapes and the kerb appeal of residences throughout the City. If you are planning on greening your verge, there a few things to consider... • Avoid plants that are spikey, poisonous, block vision or create trip hazards. • If using one of the recommended designs, be sure to check the length and width of your verge and adjust the number of plants accordingly. • Before starting work, head to the Council website and complete an Application to Alter Public Road form (and tick the create nature strip box). For more information, visit unley.sa .gov.au What’s growing on in Edmund Ave?
Unley Life Winter 2017