Capalaba Regional Park has received an upgrade with the installation of solar lighting and the replacement of heavily used playground equipment.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the works added significant safety and recreation benefits to one of the city’s key destination recreation parks.
“I know Redlands Coast residents love their parks and these enhancements will ensure Capalaba Regional Park remains a great family location for everyone to enjoy,” she said.
“Council had previously installed 16 solar lights along an existing internal circulation path to facilitate improved and extended use of the park.
“To complete these works, another 36 LED solar lights have been installed, which will not only improve safety on this path but support the events staged in the park.
“Linkages can also be made from this path to other park and path networks within Capalaba in the future.”
Division 9 Councillor Adelia Berridge said the two-mast spacenet on the climbing apparatus had also been replaced.
“The spacenet had been loved to the point of disrepair and could no longer be maintained efficiently,” Cr Berridge said.
“Replacement was required to ensure visitors to this park are able to access the full expected play experience, which includes climbing, for a range of abilities and ages.
“I am pleased the net was replaced for the continued enjoyment of local and visiting children.”
The replacement of the space net was completed on 11 June, with the additional solar lights installed by 25 June.
The Capalaba Regional Park works were funded through two Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program grants from the Australian Government – $374,140 for the lights and $86,136 to replace the play equipment.
They were among 10 Council projects which received a total $1,692,120 funding through Phase 1 of the LRCI Program.