The Central Oval will get a makeover in the coming months due to a successful grant application from the Port Augusta City Council (PACC).
The oval has been a playing hazard with a number of blemishes that have worsened due to high temperatures and limited rainfall during Summer.
Mayor Brett Benbow says the grant is a step in the right direction.
“The project that has been waiting to be completed for years now, and the oval is not only for sporting activity - there are other areas that use it.”
Work on the oval is expected to get underway by the end of the Spencer Gulf Football season in September.