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New Boreham Park playground to open for weekend

Walkervale State Primary School students Elissa Bury, Tara Cattell, Savannah Sinclair and Maddy Rumballe enjoy the new playground at Boreham Park.

Featuring an eight-metre-high adventure tower, large tube slide, inground trampoline and more, children are set to have a blast in Boreham Park's new playground which will open in time for the weekend.

Construction fencing will come down tomorrow after the area has been cordoned off since last year while the upgrades took place, including a playground manufactured and installed by local company Willplay.

Mayor Jack Dempsey said the Bundaberg Regional Council project was an exciting addition to the region and would provide families with a wonderful area to enjoy.

“It is the perfect place for young adventurers to explore and play and I know that many in our local community are thrilled with the opening,” he said.

“This massive area is one that families have been coming to for a long time and I am sure it will be hot on the list of things to do for many with the school holidays almost here.

“The playground has come to fruition through Works For Queensland funding and is a great example of how Council is committed to providing the community with areas to enjoy while getting out and participating in an active lifestyle.

“The opening comes off the back of our announcement of the Bundaberg Regional Aquatic Centre which is set to become another family-friendly facility when it is constructed in the near future.”

Mayor Jack Dempsey and Cr John Learmonth at the new play area.

Divisional representative Cr John Learmonth said the work to Boreham Park playground was part of Council's Parks and Open Space Strategy 2019 – 2026, with the area highlighted by the community as in need of improvements.

He said the area featured a range of equipment for all ages and abilities.

“Boreham Park now features a zero-depth water play area for the younger children and a tunnel, centred around an adventure tower, perfect for the older kids” he said.

“An in-ground trampoline, custom double swing and all abilities swinger is part of the inclusive equipment for people with a disability.

“This is a park that has something for absolutely everybody.

“Congratulations to everyone involved in getting this project completed for the whole community to enjoy.”

Assistant Minister for Local Government Nikki Boyd with Mayor Jack Dempsey, Member for Bundaberg Tom Smith and Bundaberg Regional Council representatives at Boreham Park.

The Boreham Park playground upgrade is a joint initiative of the Bundaberg Regional Council and the Queensland Government.

The popular ‘clown swing’ was removed for safekeeping during construction and will be returned to the park soon.

The playground is located on Avenell Street. View the map here.

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  1. too much for kids and not enough for the elderly, pensioners and self funded retirees, and seriously they are the ones spending money in the community, but council rates on bowling clubs, golf clubs tennis clubs are too expensive – and some of these facilities could do with shades. I am a bowler and many southerners come and send money in our region many staying 3 – 4 months per year spending in our community playing their favorite sport and visiting businesses – the kids spend nothing!

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