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”.