Popular Redlands Coast parks re-open

Two of Redlands Coast’s best loved parks – Capalaba Regional Park and Mount Cotton Community Park – have re-opened following work to repair damage from recent flooding.

Redland City Mayor and chair of the Redland Local Disaster Management Group Karen Williams said both parks were extensively damaged and among the worst affected on Redlands Coast in late February and early March, with Council crews working through access and supply issues to restore grounds, gardens and equipment.

“Our parks teams have done an amazing job getting the repairs done to these parks in time for residents to enjoy this week, including removing and replacing around 400 tonnes of sand softfall to ensure the safety of youngsters playing in the parks,” Cr Williams said.

“Our crews have also been working in other parks across the city to mow the grass and are prioritising maintenance in high-use parks with playgrounds, as well as sports fields.”

Division 9 Councillor Adelia Berridge said that while Capalaba Regional Park was back in business, some work would continue to ensure it was in top shape.

“The clean-up was a big job, with Council’s crews restoring damaged gardens and then ensuring all playground equipment and furniture were fixed and properly washed and sanitised,” Cr Berridge said.

“Some work, however, is continuing so please be patient.”

Division 6 Councillor Julie Talty said while Mount Cotton Community Park was again open, repairs to the viewing platform would continue.

“We expect this should be done by the weekend, all going well,” Cr Talty said.

“The rest of this great park is now back in top shape, with the play equipment and benches now cleaned and sanitised and tonnes of softfall removed and replaced.”

Both parks have been inspected by independent safety accreditors.

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