Lifetime service of Narrogin local Alby Timleris recognised with new public space named in his honour
A long-time Narrogin resident has had his legacy honoured with the unveiling of a new park in his name.
A new public space, situated on the site of the former outdoor swimming pool, has been named Alby Park to recognise the contribution of long-time pool manager Alby Timleris.
Mr Timleris worked at the pool for more than 35 years.
“As kids, we often moaned about Alby,” Lost Narrogin’s Chris Ilsely wrote on a plaque made in Mr Timleris’ honour.
“As adults, we appreciate why our parents were happy to entrust us to his care.”
On Saturday, a crowd of locals gathered alongside Mr Timleris’ friends and family to be welcomed to the new park by Shire president Leigh Ballard.
“The development of this community space is a truly exciting project for Narrogin — the opportunities for its use as a community events space are endless,” Cr Ballard said.
Alby Park is a 3000sqm grassed area next to Clayton Road.
It is large enough space to hold events with up to 500 people and features an electric barbecue and a water fountain.
Shire of Narrogin chief executive Dale Stewart said the new park would be able to accommodate a range of community events, including outdoor cinema nights.
“This park is a fantastic space that can be utilized by the community for both sport and business events,” he said.
This comes as the names for ten other parks around the region were confirmed at the Narrogin Shire Council meeting last Wednesday.
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