Newland Heights enjoys park day

Newland Heights residents were recently treated to a family fun day to celebrate the recent park enhancements by Dart Growing Communities. 

The initiative is a Cayman Islands government, public and private partnership aimed to develop and beautify the park. 

The day of fun and activities on Saturday featured a host of games, food and music. Attendees were also given T-shirts and plants to assist with keeping the surround areas looking beautiful.  

Bodden Town District Council members, Health Minister Mark Scotland and MLA Dwayne Seymour broke ground on the new community park some time ago. Along with MLA Anthony Eden the three officially welcomed residents to the park. 

The park is one of six sponsored through the partnership with Dart Cayman’s Growing Communities initiative to develop community parks. 

The first three parks in the works are on Moonbeam Drive, Brightside Street and Hemlock Way, all in the Savannah-Newlands area off Hirst Road. 

The park features a basketball court, two cabanas, a barbecue grilling station and a green area for football. 

“From what I have read, parks increase the value of the area and improve the quality of life for residents who live in the area,” said Mr. Seymour, agreeing with Mr. Scotland that providing a peaceful and attractive environment and safe area for children to play contributed to a better Bodden Town and Cayman Islands. 

Richard Christian, deputy of the district counsel, said residents were asked to contribute to developing the park. The parks are now the responsibility of residents for their upkeep. 

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