Three coastal parks will get new playgrounds in coming months featuring modern equipment to enhance community spaces and provide plenty of fun for children.
Seagulls Park and Life Savers Park, both in Elliott Heads, and Gorman Park in Burnett Heads will all undergo an upgrade as part of Bundaberg Regional Council's Asset Renewal Program 2021 – 2022.
Parks and Gardens portfolio spokesperson Cr Wayne Honor said all three playgrounds were being replaced due to their deterioration over the years.
“All three parks will undergo the removal of the existing play equipment later this year, with each new playground to be completely constructed by the end of 2021/2022,” he said.
“The new play areas within each park will be designed to cater for children aged between two and 12 years old and new signage will also be added to the playgrounds.”
Coastal playgrounds upgrade supports community
Cr Honor said Council was committed to supporting the recreation needs of the community and providing well-maintained open spaces for all to enjoy.
“Our coastal areas are such beautiful places for families to get together and enjoy the great outdoors,” he said.
“By providing modern and well-maintained parks, the community has plenty of opportunity to get out and about, to exercise, picnic and more.
“The added benefit of these playground upgrades mean children will have new places to explore and let their imaginations run wild.”
Cr Honor said the upcoming coastal playgrounds works were part of a number of Council park projects planned for 2021/2022.
“There are plenty of works underway or already completed around the region,” he said.
“Apple Tree Creek Community Park is about to be upgraded, the Baldwin Swamp Shelter Shed is being revitalised and at Christsen Park, Bargara, Council is currently in the midst of sourcing a food van operator to visit the area,” he said.
“These are just some of the ways Council is working towards enhancing our beautiful open spaces.”