City parks set for major upgrades

A number of city parks will be enhanced to create better play spaces and improved landscaping, with the tender for a design and construction panel released tomorrow.

Mayor Tom Tate said the six projects, funded by a combination of whole-of-City and Divisional Councillor budgets, aimed to create public spaces that appealed to all ages.

“We all love our parks and these projects aim to create imaginative play spaces, improved facilities, appealing landscaping and places where everyone can relax,” he said.

“We have around 2,300 parks and we work hard not just to maintain them but to keep them evolving to keep up with current designs and to ensure they fulfil community needs.”

The tender will be awarded in November with first construction to commence in February 2020.

The planned projects are as follows:

  1. Country Paradise Parklands, Nerang – Adventure Playground
  • Construction to commence March 2020
  • An inclusive adventure playground with a theme derived from the history and character of the site – country, farm and nature. To include picnic facilities, carpark and entry road modification, existing toilet improvements and new car parking.
  1. Emerald Lakes Parklands, Emerald Lakes – Inclusive Playground
  • Construction to commence February 2020
  • An inclusive, exciting and engaging play space of 400m2 for the Emerald Lakes Community.
  • To include fencing, disabled carpark, seating, footpaths and soft landscaping.
  1. Schuster Park, Tallebudgera – Jungle Themed Playground
  • Construction to commence May 2020
  • A unique, jungle themed playground on Tallebudgera Creek, with a total play area of 800m2.
  1. Cascade Gardens, Broadbeach – Seniors Garden
  • Construction to commence February 2020
  • Dementia-friendly seniors garden with a combination of hard and soft landscaping components.
  • This space will be a destination for people with early and advanced stage dementia, their friends, carers and families, for outdoor recreation and group outings.
  1. Ed Hardy Park, Miami – Recreation Area Renewal
  • Construction to commence February 2020
  • Renewal of the versatile, recreational space at the base of Miami headland.
  1. Palm Beach Parklands – Pirate Themed Playground Renewal
  • Construction to commence February 2021
  • Renewal of the popular pirate themed playground with some custom designed feature elements.

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