Picton gazebo restored to former glory thanks to Picton High School students

Picton High School students have restored a gazebo near Stonequarry Creek to its former glory.

With funding from Wollondilly Council, Picton High students helped restore the ceiling and provided the artwork, which was inspired by some of the town’s historical sites.

Picton’s picnic pavilion was first built as a 1988 bicentenary project.

Picton High School students at the time painted the original roof.

It has fallen into disrepair in recent years and was further impacted by water damage from the 2016 storm.

Picton resident Joan Brown was on the original Bicentennial Committee that turned what had previously been an overgrown paddock into a pleasant walkway along the creek leading to the historic cemetery at St Mark’s in 1988.

“I was so impressed when I saw the restoration work the students did,” she said.

“The line painting with the Aboriginal motifs between them look amazing.”

Ms Brown thanked the council for providing funding for the paving repairs and walkway lights, as well as the gazebo refurbishment.

The council’s economic development and tourism acting manager Rob Moran said the council was proud to have a continued partnership with Picton High School.

“We appreciate the efforts of the students in the refurbishment of the structure and mural,” he said.