Redland City Council has completed a $1.15 million renewal of Apex Park in Wellington Point.
Mayor Karen Williams said the recent works formed the last phase of improvement works for the popular community park.
“Council has invested about $1.87 million on upgrading Apex Park over the past two years,” she said.
“Last year we completed a $720,000 upgrade to the playground which included a number of new and exciting pieces of equipment such as a multi-level climbing unit and fairy play space, and renewal of the flying fox.
“The latest improvements include a renewal of the multi-sport half court, additional picnic facilities and a fabulous new pump track.
“The works were part of an approximate $13.8 million budgeted program in the 2020-21 financial year to improve our city’s valued parks and sports fields.
“I know Redlands Coast residents love their outdoor spaces and these works help make Apex Park more appealing and accessible for all users.”
Division 1 Councillor Wendy Boglary thanked the local community for its input during her initial consultation ahead of the park upgrades.
“The renewed park is sure to be a hit with local families,” Cr Boglary said.
“The reformed BMX track opened earlier this month and has already proven to be very popular with our younger residents, as the sealed asphalt pump track is suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced users.
“The multi-sport half court has also been renewed and includes a soccer goal along with a basketball and netball hoop.
“Other upgrades, which I’m sure will be welcomed by park users, include a shelter over a double barbecue and another shelter with informal seating near the pump track.
“New public amenities, with two fully-accessible unisex toilets, are nearing completion. These toilets are in a more central location which means they offer better access and visibility for all park visitors, and they are further away from a busy road.
“They are also an improvement on the existing amenities as they meet national building accessibility standards for people with a disability. Once the new toilets are open and operational, the old amenities block will be demolished.”
In a linked project, Council has also completed an upgrade of the existing bitumen path to a 2 metre wide concrete pathway which connects Old Cleveland Road East to Starkey Street and Heritage Drive.