Redland City Council is inviting the Redlands Coast community to have a say on the upgrade of Thorneside’s Beth Boyd Park.
Mayor Karen Williams said Beth Boyd Park was a special area that had been enjoyed by generations of locals and visitors alike.
“This coastal park has been popular with many people for a long time and is now set to become even better,” she said.
“Before detailed design starts we want to hear what park upgrade works are important to the community.
“Perhaps it’s increased seating, pathways or shade, or a special foreshore experience or something else.
“This is the time for the community to also tell us what play theme, equipment and experiences they would like to see in the upgrades, and I encourage everyone to have their say.”
Division 10 Councillor Paul Bishop said he looked forward to hearing what the community would like to enjoy at their park.
“This much-loved community park is in a sensitive natural area that is loved by people and supports significant native plants, birds and wildlife,” he said.
“Some park play elements are likely to remain, such as renewal of the hill slide and pedal swing, while other elements will be completely new.
“The upgrade will provide the whole community with new ways to interact with the foreshore.”
The boat needs to be removed due to poor structural integrity and its position within a road reserve, erosion-prone coastal protection area and high storm tide inundation area.
Cr Williams said Beth Boyd Park was part of a broader precinct that included Queens Esplanade and Aquatic Paradise Park West.
“The natural foreshore areas of this precinct are important to Redlands Coast, with responsibility for different parts of it falling under local, state and federal government jurisdictions,” she said.
“In addition to the Beth Boyd Park upgrades, new bike racks were recently installed at Aquatic Paradise Park West, and future plans include foreshore protection works along Queens Esplanade.
“Council invites community members to also tell us what they value about the precinct to help inform future planning for the broader area.”
For more information about the Thorneside precinct, or to have your say on what play experiences and improvements you think should be prioritised at Beth Boyd Park, visit yoursay.redland.qld.gov.au