Redland City Council is breathing new life into Apex Park in Wellington Point with a $1.15 million facelift.
Mayor Karen Williams said the project was the second stage of the park’s renewal, which was sure to be a hit with local families.
“Last year we installed an in-ground trampoline, climbing unit and fairy play space in the toddler area, as well as renewing the much-loved flying fox,” she said.
“Now in this next stage we add new amenities and picnic facilities, a renewed multi half court and improvements to the BMX track.
“These enhancements are part of an approximate $13.8 million budgeted program to improve our city’s valued parks and sports fields this financial year.
“In a linked project, and also planned for this year, is an upgrade of the existing bitumen path to a 2 metre wide concrete pathway which connects Old Cleveland Road East to Starkey Street and Heritage Drive.”
Division 1 Councillor Wendy Boglary said the current renewal would make the park’s facilities more appealing and accessible for all users.
“Last year’s upgrade was focused on the playground so I’m excited to see work now starting on other key areas of the park,” Cr Boglary said.
“The renewed multi-sport half court will include a soccer goal along with a basketball and netball hoop, and the existing gravel BMX track will be reformed and sealed into an asphalt pump track suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced users.
“The new public amenities will be located in a more central location within the park and will include two fully-accessible unisex toilets.
“There will also be a new shelter over a double barbecue and another with informal seating near the BMX track, and a new pathway connection linking the half court, shelters and track.”
The playground will remain open during the works, as will the existing amenities block until the new facility is installed and then it will be removed.
All other construction-affected areas will be fenced off until the project is complete.
Work is expected to be completed by late May 2021, weather permitting.