Waterlily Community Celebration – Sunday 18th March 2018

Waterlily Community Celebration – Sunday 18th March 2018

Join with community in celebrating

New picnic equipment and ongoing progress at Waterlily Playscape in a community event at Waterlily Park, 1 Yamble Dr. Ocean Shores, Sunday 18th March 2018, 3-6pm.

Exciting activities are planned at the event supported by Ocean Shores Public School Students, including performances, games, stalls, music and food.

Help us spread the word by marking yourself ‘going’ on the Facebook event page, and invite & share with locals.

waterlily community celebration rescheduled 18-03-2018

What’s in Stage 2?

Waterlily Park has just been upgraded with new picnic equipment including: a shelter, BBQ, Picnic tables and a pathway from parking to picnic area. All new facilities are wheelchair accessible and align with Playscape plans of inclusive community recreation area.

The Waterlily Playscape Committee received $50K funding from a successful grant to Community Building Partnership 2016 project by NSW State and announced by Tamara Smith, MP for Ballina.

To realise this stage, quite a few locals came together in a joint effort. Big thank you to Tina Petroff and Yoram (Tiny) Rotstein, stage 2 project managers, Stan Petroff, Fabricio Bettega, Jason Lasky, David Alexander, Orit and Omri Ben-Harush, Helen Graveson and Tom Naulty. We couldn’t have done this without you! Thank you also to our local contractors and Council’s Open Spaces staff.

bbq area

Stage 2 remaining funds are used to plant established trees and benches at the park soon.

Look at this Charming Mural!

The committee co-funded a vivid mural with the Ocean Shores Tennis Club, following the nature theme of Waterlily Park. It was painted on the external Tennis clubhouse walls by Daniel Hend, a young local artist, creating another lovely feature onsite.

mural angle 1

mural angle 2

Meet Christobel the Rock Dragon

Jordan Smith is the lucky local who named Waterlily Rock Dragon – Christobel, following a pledge by Ocean Shores Tidy Town’s who funded and installed the dragon in the park.

rock dragon

donation - Tidy Towns

Help us keep the park safe

Alongside new interest in the park, locals notice more bad behaviour onsite.
The Waterlily Playscape committee is calling for a community action, encouraging locals to report to the police any observed inappropriate behaviour while at Waterlily Park, at 131444 or in emergency 000.

Successful Public Launch & Celebration

Successful Public Launch & Celebration

The launch of Waterlily Playscape at Waterlily Park at Ocean Shores on Sunday was ‘a huge success’ according to organisers. ‘Hundreds of locals attended. The kids were playing on the new equipment enthusiastically.

‘There were lovely performances by Ocean Shores Public School choir, a flash mob by the school parliament students, amazing flute solo by Akesa and a vibrant dance show by Bollywood little and big sisters.’

Greens state MP Tamara Smith congratulated the community and the committee for their achievement, followed by greetings from Josie Tebo, former committee chair, Orit Ben Harush, current chair and Luke and Lily, Ocean Shores Public School captains.

Thank you to the kids of Ocean Shores Primary School for raising $216.50 from face painting and a cake stall at the celebration 🙂

With 6 days to go the community has so far raised $4,214. Please share!

Official Launch of New Equipment – 30th April

Official Launch of New Equipment – 30th April

Join us for an afternoon of community fun!

Some of you already went for a play on the new equipment at Waterlily Park. We now invite you all to the park to officially launch the new equipment in a community gathering that will include Catering by ​​Crabbes Creek Catering & Entertainment by Ocean Shores Primary school students enthusiastically suggested to run performances, face-painting and games.

Sunday 30th April 1-3pm.
Waterlily Park, 1 Yamble Dr., Ocean Shores

For more details and to mark yourself as ‘going‘ head over to
the Facebook event and please invite and share with friends.