A milestone for our Friends of Lagoon Park group and the outdoor classroom...
This beautiful area by the Okines Beach foreshore is shared with and cared for by Dodges Ferry Primary School, Okines Community House, Okines Community Garden, Southern Beaches Landcare Coastcare, Southern Beaches Historical Society, Sorell Councill, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, Conservation Volunteers Australia and the local community.
In earlier times it was part of 'Lagoon Farm', established by Ralph Dodge after whom Dodges Ferry is named. From the mid 1980s it was part of Dodges Ferry Rec Park and the shelter shed was built where the old farmhouse once stood. The gorgeous old blackwood tree inspired the school logo, designed 30 years ago by the parents who lobbied to open a local school for their kids.
The mosaic for the sign was made by local children with the wonderful Kerry Howlett. A beautiful map of the area hand drawn by Claire Boost will go on the other side of the sign to show all the bush, beach, garden, playground, community and historical learning features there are to explore and enjoy. ... See MoreSee Less