Redland City Council - Aug 27, 2013 03:15

BOOST FOR ISLANDS PARKS


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Russell and Macleay island families have been having fun times thanks to makeovers for local parks.

It is part of Redland City Council’s continuing commitment to ensuring residents, particularly those with young families, have well-maintained open spaces and appropriate equipment where they can play and socialise.

Division 5 Councillor Mark Edwards said Council had recently invested $180,000 in upgrading parks across the city in recognition that play areas were valuable in creating stronger communities.

The funds allowed for existing playground equipment to be upgraded at seven Southern Moreton Bay Islands and mainland parks.

“Our parks are wonderful social hubs where families and children can meet to chat and play and are vital to our islands lifestyle,’’ Cr Edwards said.

“The playground equipment we provide helps children to keep active, as well as learn life lessons.’’

Parks upgraded in the latest program include: Corroboree Park, Macleay Island ($29,000); Pioneer Memorial Park, Russell Island ($18,000); High Street Park, Russell Island ($20,000); Lions Boulevard Park, Russell Island ($12,000); Bailey Road, Birkdale ($47,000); Goodall Street Park, Wellington Point ($18,000); W.H. Yeo Park, Victoria Point ($36,000).

Cr Edwards said Council was committed to keeping island parks in top shape in recognition of their role in helping children be active and healthy.

“All our park equipment is selected not only because it is safe but because it is stimulating and provides a stage for imaginative play,’’ Cr Edwards said.

“This is important for supporting a child’s development in island communities.’’

For a comprehensive list of Redland City’s park and facilities go to www.redland,qld.gov.au and click on “Recreation and Facilities”, then go to “Parks”.