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Celebrate local playgrounds for Parks Week

Parks Week playgrounds
McCarthy Street Park has recently been upgraded by local contractor Willplay. Photo: Willplay

The community is encouraged to visit the region's open spaces for Parks Week, with plenty of recently upgraded playgrounds ready to explore.

Held every year, Parks Week celebrates the vital role parks play in creating liveable cities and thriving communities.

Parks Week 2023 will run from 4 to 12 March and focuses on how spending time in parks and open spaces positively influences our wellbeing.

Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey said it was a great opportunity for residents to check out some of the smaller, neighbourhood playgrounds that have recently been upgraded by Bundaberg Regional Council.

“In the past 12 months there have been significant upgrades undertaken to a number of the region's parks,” he said.

“From basketball courts to adventure play, educational panels and forts there are plenty of new experiences waiting for little ones to enjoy.

“Visiting playgrounds and open spaces are a great way to spend time with family and friends, get fit, and simply enjoy the great outdoors.

“We are very lucky to have such a wide range of natural areas and parks in our region.”

Parks Week playgrounds
Eric Boyd Park features a large shade sail and new play equipment. Photo: Willplay.

Recent upgrades include:

Mikkelsen Park in Avenell Heights

The new equipment includes four metre swings, a mini flying fox, slides and an interactive play panel.

A half basketball court has been upgraded to a half multi-sports court to accommodate basketball and soccer and features a sports goal at one end.

Two accessible picnic tables were also installed.

Works were completed by local contractor Willplay.

George Campbell Park in Thabeban

This park now features brand new play equipment including four metre swings, slides, ropes and surfboard rocker along with the reshaping of dirt jumps.

McCarthy Street Park in Avenell Heights

Two new slides, a noughts and crosses interactive panel, swings, group rocker and more were added to this playground as part of an update in 2022.

Simpson Park in Burnett Heads

The upgrade to Simpson Park included the additions of a small rocking toy, swing set, slide and climbing unit.

Eric Boyd Park in Coral Cove

Eric Boyd Park was recently upgraded to include a new seesaw, swing and climbing equipment.

To view all of the Bundaberg Region's parks and open spaces click here.

Find out more about Parks Week 2023 here.

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