Pictured above is the new in-ground lighting at the Ada Ryan Gardens.
The trees and plants along the pathways are illuminated, resulting in a beautiful ambient atmosphere.
It’s not obvious during the day, but at night-time the latest upgrades to the Ada Ryan Gardens are revealed in all their glory.
Early-morning walkers and those visiting the Ada Ryan Gardens at dusk will have noticed the eye-catching and practical addition to the Gardens, as the main paths now feature powerful in-ground lighting.
Installation of the lighting has been completed along three of the main pathways, with final works expected to finish over the next two weeks.
The Ada Ryan Gardens is one of Council’s most popular parks, located between Cudmore and Watson terraces and linked to the Whyalla Foreshore.
It was the first major park established in Whyalla and was named after the wife of the chairman of the then City Commission, Charles Ryan.
Council identified an opportunity to improve night-time access and safety to the Gardens, which previously contained minimal lighting.
The lighting infrastructure was selected to provide cost effective ambient light aimed at improving visibility and safety.
The in-ground path lighting also provides minimal impact to the use of the Gardens during the many events held there.
Local contractors were engaged to provide potential solutions, which led to the supply of materials and installation works. A product from a New Zealand manufacturer was selected due to its rugged design and lifespan and LED fittings were chosen due to their efficient electricity usage and long life span.
Once the project is complete all lights will be on timers and come on automatically. While the timing is being tested and fine-tuned visitors may notice the lights on during the day.
The additon of the lighting has added to the ambience and aesthetics of these beautiful Gardens and illuminates and uplights the wonderful trees and plant life framing the pathways.
This is the path during the day