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Brisbane expecting 17 New Playgrounds

No matter where you live in Brisbane, you can’t be far from a playground or park upgrade, with 29 park projects being progressed by Brisbane City Council in 2021. Brisbane is expecting 17 New Playgrounds in 2021.

A playground provides the environment needed for children to engage in playground structures that develop key cognitive, social and physical skills. 

Works are now underway to deliver 17 new playgrounds, 12 upgraded dog parks and improvements to two lookouts and four walking tracks, with all expected to open for the whole family to enjoy by the middle of the year.

From complete makeovers, new shade sails and an ocean-themed playground in Sandgate, there’s plenty for the kids to get excited about in the lead up to the school holidays.

Works are also well underway to convert the concrete scar in Hanlon Park, Stones Corner, into a natural waterway and destination park, with young families already flocking to the recently opened nature-themed playground and new native trees attracting wildlife back to their natural habitat.

Whats New

Brisbane council has just completed a new learn-to-ride bike track at Kangaroo Gully Park providing so much to see and do to make the most of the outdoors in Brisbane in 2021.

 

Works included:

  • construction of a new children’s bicycle training circuit, including pavement, raised areas, roundabouts, traffic signals, and speed bumps
  • installation of new park embellishments, including a new picnic shelter, pedestrian pathways, seating, drinking fountain, and bins
  • construction of a retaining wall along the eastern boundary of the works
  • landscaping works, including planting of shade trees, screening trees, shrubs, and turf.

Playground Upgrades:

  • Lota Camping Reserve, Lota
  • Torrens Crescent Park, Wakerley
  • Willard Street Park, Carina Heights
  • Beckett Road Park, McDowall
  • Sandgate Second Lagoon Rotary Park, Sandgate
  • Sandgate Foreshores Park, Sandgate (ocean-themed playground)
  • Didbrook Street Park, Robertson
  • Lindsay Evans Memorial Park, Sunnybank
  • Peden Court Park, Calamvale
  • Carinya Street Park, Indooroopilly
  • Considen Place Park, Bellbowrie
  • Kelvin Close Park, Forest Lake
  • Cavay Playground Park, Sunnybank
  • Pioneer Crescent Park, Bellbowrie
  • Col Bennett Park in Algester
  • Chalk Street in Lutwyche

Lookout Upgrades:

  • Milne Hill Reserve, Chermside West
  • Stephens Mountain, Greenslopes

Walking track upgrades:

  • Karawatha Discovery Centre
  • Tinchi Tamba Wetlands, Bald Hills
  • Toohey Forest, Nathan
  • Pomax Track at Milne Hill, Chermside

There are plenty of exciting things for families to do in Brisbane so get outside and enjoy the Queensland sunshine.

Brisbane City Council in 2021.

 

 

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