Adopt a Park: Ballam Park

Frankston North Rotary has had a long association with Ballam Park, Frankston. In 1981, the club put aside money to build a rotunda (picnic shelter) in the park. Ballam Park provides a great day out for people of all ages, with two regional playground areas, barbecues in the large picnic areas, a walking track, public toilets, a tennis wall and a basketball ring.

The Ballam Park Rotunda bears the Frankston North Rotary sign to acknowledge the erection of the shelter many years ago. The club takes pride in helping to keep it look clean and fresh. Ongoing maintenance has included Frankston North Rotary’s work on the restoration and painting of the rotunda.

The club, in conjunction with the Frankston City Council and the Department of Justice, has undertaken a program of Adopt a Park.  Frankston North Rotary holds regular community events at Ballam Park to remove graffiti on the art wall near the barbeque shelter and to maintain the bollards. Club members often their hands dirty as they undertake some physical work in the park.