Lake with no water is a dire concern

REGULARS at the Mansfield Botanic Park are getting more disappointed at the dire condition of the ‘lake’.

What was a home for ducks and a pleasant place to sit and while away time is now overgrown with long grass and weeds.

With all the great work Steve Evans and his team do to keep the park a credit to the town, the overgrown lake is a giant distraction.

In addition, as the park is frequented by children and dogs, a breeding ground for snakes is the last thing that users want.

Common talk is that the lake will not collect water because recent drainage works on the easterly side of the park have now prevented water from flowing into the lake.

However, Mansfield Shire Council’s manager of parks and gardens Tim Davidson has informed the Mansfield Courier that this is not correct.

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