Work begins on next stage of Thornlands Community Park

Redland City Council has started work on the next stage of Thornlands Community Park.

Mayor Karen Williams said the works included the installation of a shaded outdoor fitness area, an agricultural-themed play space, picnic facilities and a bike rack.

“I know Redlands Coast residents love their open spaces and soon they will have even more reasons to love this park,” Cr Williams said.

“Last year Council introduced a major play area to the park, including all abilities play elements, a double flying fox and water elements, along with picnic settings, barbecues, shade and seating in a fenced space.

“Future stages will seek to expand on the activity and picnicking options for our youth, families and older members of our community.

“This is part of our $13.8 million investment in upgrading local parks and open spaces this year, giving local families even more reason to love our Redlands Coast.”

Division 3 Councillor Paul Golle said the Stage 2B works would provide distinct spaces for a variety of community activities and uses.

“The agricultural-themed play space will be located within the existing play area,” Cr Golle said.

“It will celebrate the area’s heritage with a three arch mound climber, small and large tractor tyres for climbing, leaf play elements, sandstone seating, embankment climbing rope and slide, and a tunnel.

“The shaded outdoor fitness area is located to the east of the park, along the circular path.

“It will include a cross trainer, chest press, bike, multi-function fitness unit, step ups and a platform seat.

“The picnic facilities will incorporate a barbecue, drinking fountain, seating and a bike rack near the park path entrance coming from Pinklands Sporting Complex.”

The works are expected to be completed by mid-April 2021, weather permitting.

All other areas of the park will remain open, with traffic and pedestrian management practices in place.

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