Parkour in the park with upgrade in Alexandra Hills


A popular Alexandra Hills park is the first in Redlands Coast to feature dedicated parkour facilities and a giant climbing structure that spins, following a $1.5 million upgrade.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council’s upgrade of Hanover Drive Park included a range of play equipment aimed at being both fun and challenging.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams, right, and Cr Rowanne McKenzie at Hanover Drive Park in Alexandra Hills.

“Redlands Coast is earning a reputation as having some of the best parks in South East Queensland and this year we will invest $7 million into local parks and playgrounds – which takes the spend in the past two years to around $20 million – to give local families even more reason to get out and enjoy time together,” Cr Williams said.

“Parkour is a great way of developing strength and physical control as you interact with a combination of structures; and it forces you to come up with creative moves.

“While the giant spinning climber is sure to become the firm favourite with children.

“As well as these, Hanover Drive Park now has a new play area for toddlers, primary play area, sand play – including a ‘dino dig’ – net climbing tower, combination soccer/rugby goal, sandstone tunnel, see-saw, rubber domes, monkey bars, double swing, a ‘Pillar of Hercules’ swing and some gorgeous pavement patterns including a caterpillar hopscotch.”

Division 7 Councillor Rowanne McKenzie said the upgrade also included new picnic facilities such as shelters, a table and a double barbecue.

“The work also delivered new public amenities, additional seating, a drinking fountain, shade sails over some play elements, bin enclosures, plantings and footpaths,” she said.

Two line-marked accessible car park spaces have been established, Cr McKenzie said.