Multiple playgrounds in the Bundaberg Region are currently undergoing upgrades with new play equipment including flying foxes, slides and basketball courts set to feature when they reopen to the community.
Existing McCarthy Street Park, Mikkelsen Park and George Campbell Park playgrounds have been removed and will feature all new equipment when they reopen in the near future.
Parks and Gardens portfolio spokesperson Cr Wayne Honor said the upgrades had come to fruition after ongoing community consultation.
“Council asked the community to complete a survey about what they would like featured at these three parks,” he said.
“We have received some great feedback which is now being implemented in the first stage of the redevelopment process.”
Cr Honor said McCarthy Street Park would feature a range of new equipment for children of all ages.
“The current equipment had reached its end of life and will be replaced with some exciting new features from local contractor Willplay,” he said.
“These include two slides, a noughts and crosses interactive panel, swings, group rocker and more.
“The area will open to the community just in time for the school holidays.”
Upgrades offer plenty of fun at Bundaberg playgrounds
Cr Honor said Mikkelsen Park would feature a similar upgrade with new swings, a mini flying fox, slides and an interactive play panel added to the area.
“The park also currently includes a half basketball court which will be upgraded to a half multi-sports court to accommodate basketball and soccer and will include a sports goal at one end,” he said.
“A new drink fountain and accessible picnic table will also be installed in the park and the area will reopen to the community after the school holidays.”
The last of the three upgrades includes George Campbell Park which is set to feature new play equipment along with the reshaping of dirt jumps.
The Thabeban park playground will be installed after the June/July school holidays.