A 3 year campaign by Fitzroy residents, Liam Costello and Chris Landvogtto, has finally proved successful. The pair lobbied Yarra City Council to introduce outdoor ping pong tables to the Edinburgh Gardens – a common sight in their home town, Berlin.
The steel ping pong or table tennis table was built in Western Australia for $15,460. It weighs in at 700kg and doubles as a great piece of public sculpture.
With a successful campaign on Facebook, public support for the table (supported by Councillors Stephen Jolly and Jackie Fristacky) shows there’s growing interest for engaging in activities at our local parks.
Whenever I go past Edinburgh Gardens in North Fitzroy the ping pong table is always a focal point, with a a steady stream of people lining up to play.