$2M of park upgrades start rolling out around Gold Coast

Almost $2 million is being invested to spruce up playgrounds around the Gold Coast, with one of the first re-opened to the public today.

Fresh play equipment is being installed in 14 parks around the coast, while new shade sails will be added to 16 parks (lists below).

It’s understood all parks will have works completed by the end of February.


Deodar Park in Burleigh Waters was officially reopened today, boasting a new $290,000 playground and shade sails.

Mayor Tom Tate today joined Divisional Councillor Pauline Young for the re-opening, and says the improvements are much needed across the city.

“This year we will be spending $780,000 for another 16 play areas to enable them to have shade sails.

“Next year post election, we’re going to do more and double those numbers.

“So for the mums and dads out there, for us two who have been parents – we know what it’s about.

“It’s wonderful memories to have the kids play outside and not to get burnt,” Mayor Tate said.

Councillor Pauline Young say the parks play an important role for the city.

This park’s been a long standing park within the community, well over 45 years, and it’s catered to our younger children playing all the time.

“When I was first elected, parents said to me, ‘we need something that caters to all of our children’, so that zero to 12 year age group.

“So we’ve been working towards that for the last few years and as you can see, it’s come to fruition today.

The replacement playgrounds, valued at a total of $1.06 million, are located at:

– Deodar Park, Burleigh Waters

– Albert Park, Broadbeach Waters

– Kosciuszko Park, Pimpama

– Gaven Park, Gaven

– Ned Twohill Equestrian Park, Southport

– Varsity Lakes Wetlands Reserve, Varsity Lakes

– McKenzie Park, Nerang

– Kuring Gai Park, Robina

– Lauradale Crescent Park, Ormeau

– Winfield Road Parklands, Ormeau

– Joe Doniger Park, North Kirra

– Robina Common, Robina

– Glennon Park at Chisholm Road and Recreation Drive, Nerang.


While the parks below will benefit from new shade sails, valued at a total of $780,000:

–         Norm Rix Park in Labrador

–         Glennon Park in Nerang.

–         Abraham Park, Upper Coomera

–         Peachey Park, Ormeau Hills

–         Salix Reserve East, Helensvale

–         Pacific Park, Runaway Bay

–         Penrhyn Street Reserve, Pacific Pines

–         Len Fox Park, Labrador

–         Kosciusko Crescent Reserve, Southport

–         Neddy Harper & William Duncan Park, Surfers Paradise

–         Alkira Park, Worongary

–         Varsity Foreshore Parklands, Varsity Lakes 

–         Lake Orr Reserve, Varsity Lakes 

–         Frascott Park, Varsity Lakes 

–         Deodar Park, Burleigh Waters

–         Tourmaline Reserve, Reedy Creek.

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