The fun part starts at Thornlands Community Park


Work is underway on the next phase of a multi-million dollar upgrade to Thornlands Community Park.

Mayor Karen Williams said works would include a raft of new playground elements and other fun features like water play elements.

“Once completed, Thornlands Community Park will be a major drawcard for residents and visitors – a destination people seek out for recreation and fun,” she said.

“Last year, Council completed below-ground works such as the installation of services that allow this next phase of work to be done.

“We are getting to the fun bit now, with all-abilities play elements, including a swing and orbit, accessible sand scoops and a sensory play centre to be installed.

“Nature and water play will also be incorporated, with the hope this stage of the park will be open by mid-year.

“I know Redlands Coast residents love their local parks, and this project is part of Council’s $9.5 million investment into local parks, playgrounds and sports fields this year.”

Division 3 Councillor Paul Golle said Thornlands Community Park was being created on land Council acquired on Cleveland-Redland Bay Road to meet the open space and recreational needs of the Thornlands community.

He said this phase of works would provide a range of facilities that would contribute significantly to local amenity and liveability.

“Thornlands Community Park has been designed to be a social, relaxing, dynamic and outdoor space, connecting distinct zones for a variety of activities and uses,” he said.

“Play spaces appeal to different ages and abilities – from a climbing structure, spinner and double cableway for the adventure seekers, to a farmer themed play centre in the toddler area to inspire young imaginations.”

The new additions will add to the existing picnic area, kick-about space, off-street parking, and public amenities.

The project is due for completion, weather permitting, by the end of May 2020.