Friends and families are invited to enjoy the new equipment and shade sails at McCarthy Street Park playground after a recent upgrade.
Featuring interactive educational panels, two slides, a climbing wall and new shade sails, the upgrade will ensure hours of fun for all visitors.
The McCarthy Street Park playground upgrade was identified as part of Bundaberg Regional Council’s Asset Renewal Program.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said the Parks team approached the community last year to gain an insight into what upgrades they were looking for.
“The feedback received from almost 70 residents in the region showed the community was keen to see young children take advantage of the setting to learn as they requested educational panels,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“Along with the three interactive educational panels, the team has included a space for younger children, and also ensured sun safety with new shade sails installed above the play equipment.”
Mayor Dempsey said in addition to children using the playground it was an area where friends and families liked to meet and was used in the popular times before and after school by families.
“From the survey we can see the popular playground, next to St Mary’s Primary School, is not only used by parents and grandparents to take their children to a safe place to play, but friends utilise the area to catch up with one another,” he said.
“The playground services many residents in Avenell Heights and Thabeban.
“Having areas for recreation and play in our region is essential in helping to keep our community healthy, safe and thriving.”
The second stage of the McCarthy Street Park playground upgrade will be delivered in the 2022-23 financial year and will include a new path that connects to the playground and the installation of a new shelter.
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