Melwood Synthetic Sportsfields
The synthetic sportsfields will deliver premier all-weather facilities. The fields were officially opened in August, 2015.
This first class regional facility will cater for most sports including a combination football/Rugby Union field with permanent line marking for both sports, a dedicated football field, a full size AFL field, senior cricket field, Oz-tag, touch football and many other sports. The facility will also provide four new cricket nets and an centre cricket wicket that is removed during the winter season and replaced with synthetic grass.
Besides being all-weather the benefits of the facility include:
- field will not deteriorate during the season
- can handle up to three times the use of a natural turf field
- high quality surface that encourages high-skill use
- eliminates fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides entering Middle Harbour catchment.
While the synthetic sportsfield will have a small fence to keep balls in and dogs out, there will be no security fencing making the facility very accessible for anyone who wishes to kick the ball, go for a run or undertake other recreational pursuits.
ANZAC War Memorial Path
A Memorial Path, including landscaping and the installation of memorial plaques has been completed. The memorial pathway was built by Warringah Council with the assistance of the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grant to Forestville RSL Playing Fields Community Committee and the Forestville RSL Sub Branch. The plaques educate the community on battles that our soldiers fought in during WWI, including Somme, Ypres and Gallipoli and lesser known Australian activities including the campaign in Palestine.
War Memorial Rugby Field
Works are underway during October and November to improve the drainage, including: