More than 200 people attended the reopening of the $7m Playford facility with members of the merged Elizabeth and Munno Para bowling clubs celebrating a new beginning.
The Playford Bowling Club features the largest undercover bowling facility in the Southern Hemisphere.
Mayor Glenn Docherty said the facility is part of Council’s strategic priority to promote healthy and active lifestyles.
“This development has also supported the creation of jobs and future-proofing the role of sport in our region,” Mayor Docherty said.
“As the City of Playford continues to grow at such a rapid pace, it is wonderful that our growing sporting facilities make Playford a fantastic place to live, work and play.”
The facility includes 4174 m2 playing surface which includes the three 21 rink greens covered by the mammoth shade cover, as well as a hospitality-standard kitchen and a function space for hire.
Australian lawn bowls coach Steve Glasson showered praise on the newly finished facility.
“When coming here, you have expectations and visions in your head as to how the facility’s going to look and I’ve got to say it totally exceeded those expectations,” Glasson said.
“It is world class and I’ve had the great privilege of travelling all around the world, from the bottom of Tasmania to the north of England and Scotland and many places in between…again, I congratulate you all.”