Townsville lights up green to celebrate city’s parks

Townsville City Council is going green this week as part of a national campaign to celebrate the city’s incredible array of parks and open spaces.

Iconic landmarks, including Victoria Bridge, the Palmer St Lighthouse and the Townsville sign will all light up green to say thanks to Council’s staff members who tirelessly work to keep our green spaces looking fresh.

Mayor Jenny Hill said Council looked after more than 300 parks and open spaces for everyone’s enjoyment.

“Parks are an important part of our urban and suburban landscapes, and are a gathering space for friends, families and the wider community,” Cr Hill said.

“During the last few months, parks have become even more integral in our community’s wellbeing. With gyms and other recreational facilities closed, residents from Paluma to Cungulla and everywhere in between have been using their local parks to get some fresh air and exercise.”

Cr Hill said Townsville was joining cities across the country to celebrate parks this week.

“We’re in good company, with Story Bridge in Brisbane, Adelaide Oval, the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and other iconic venues turning green to help celebrate parks across the country,” she said.

“If you want to get involved and show your support, wear green and tag your pictures #gogreenforparks.”

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