Boost for Redlands Parks

Redland families have been having fun times thanks to recent makeovers of parks throughout the City.

It is part of Redland City Council’s continuing commitment to ensuring residents, particularly those with young families, have well-maintained open spaces and appropriate equipment where they can play and socialise.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had recently invested $180,000 in upgrading parks in recognition that play areas were valuable in creating stronger communities.

“The funds allowed for existing playground equipment to be upgraded at seven mainland and Southern Moreton Bay Islands parks,’’ Cr Williams said.

“Our parks are wonderful social hubs where families and children can meet to chat and play and are vital to our Redlands lifestyle.

“The playground equipment we provide helps children to keep active, as well as learn life lessons.

“Council values the city’s parks highly and has a continuing program to ensure they remain the urban sanctuaries local residents expect.’’

Parks upgraded in the latest program include: Bailey Road, Birkdale ($47,000); Goodall Street Park, Wellington Point ($18,000); W.H. Yeo Park, Victoria Point ($36,000); Corroboree Park, Macleay Island ($29,000); Pioneer Memorial Park, Russell Island ($18,000); High Street Park, Russell Island ($20,000); Lions Boulevard Park, Russell Island ($12,000).

Council spokesman for Open Space, Sport and Recreation Councillor Lance Hewlett said Council recognised the role of parks in helping people of all ages be active and healthy.

“I am particularly pleased with the upgrade at W.H. Yeo Park, where the safe swimming at Thompson’s Beach and new arrangements for on-leash dog walking make it a great family destination,’’ Cr Hewlett said.

He said the equipment in Redlands parks was selected because it was safe and stimulating, while providing a stage for imaginative play.

For a comprehensive list of Redland City’s park and facilities go to www.redland, and click on “Recreation and Facilities”, then go to “Parks”.

2 thoughts on “Boost for Redlands Parks

  1. Jane

    Hi, Today we enjoyed our Father’s Day down at Thompson’s beach Victoria Point as we have many times before. IT is a fantastic place to take the family. I have enjoyed my childhood at this beach and am now taking my family there. It is a very popular beach/park to visit especially on days like Father’s Day. I know that sometime recently the park has had a few upgrades. Like the metal slides have been replaced with plastic ones which is great so the kids don’t burn their bottoms sliding down 🙂 The gas bbq have been changed as well which is great if they worked properly? We went there and cooked breakfast on one of the bbq and it took so long. The new bbq’s don’t seem to have enough heat to cook properly.. luckily we just cooked bacon and eggs and not steak.. otherwise we would have been there all day ( no joke it took for ever ). Also there was no toilet paper in the toilets? Makes it hard when your children do a number two ;-/ Any chance of getting anymore gazebos/bbq areas down there? We were there at 8.30 in the morning and all of the gazebos were taken already. Also wondering if sometime in the future could a park in the Redlands Shire facilitate a water play area. We are a family of 6 and find ourselves venturing out of the shire to enjoy a fun cool place to spend family time that doesn’t cost alot. We go to rocks riverside park, the park at springfield that has the water play area and also ipswich that has a water play area. Kids of all ages enjoy a water play park. I am asking you to please consider designing a waterplay area in one of our parks in the shire. Thanks for listening… Jane 🙂

  2. admin Post author

    Hi Jane

    Yes, Thompson’s Beach is fantastic! Thanks for your comments, I will pass them on to our Parks and Conservation Team.

    Cheers Matt 🙂


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