Parks & Gardens
Parks and gardens are maintained for the benefit and pleasure of all residents and visitors to the municipality. The Alexandra Gardens and Town Hall gardens are maintained to a very high standard throughout the year with seasonal orchid and rose displays. The playing surface at Alexandra Oval is maintained for sporting events including football cricket and athletics. These gardens and grounds combine with other sporting facilities including an outdoor pool and water play area, netball and tennis courts. In combination with a new Community Centre the gardens and oval create a focal location for community activities.
The Parks & Gardens unit are responsible for maintaining all Council Parks & Gardens assets, including reserves, roundabouts, parks, playgrounds, garden beds and trees within Ararat and the rural towns.
The team are also responsible for rural roadside and urban tree maintenance and clearing throughout the municipality.
The team services in excess of one hundred and fourteen (114) individual sites throughout the municipality ranging in size from 20 square metres up to 42 hectares and totalling over of 240 hectares. (598 acres)
Sale of Mulch/Woodchips
At times the Parks & Gardens department have excess mulch/woodchips from tree trimming operations. This can be purchased at the Council Depot for $15/m3 (ute or trailer load) or $100 for 8m3 (truck load). It is best to call ahead to ensure availability.
Alexandra Gardens Bookings
Alexandra Gardens can be booked for occasions such as weddings or funerals. Bookings can be made through Customer Services for a fee of $25.00. The Parks & Gardens department will do their utmost to ensure the gardens are looking their best on the date requested.