FIRST LOOK: Gold Coast to get new $5 million kids playground

The Gold Coast is upping the playground game with a new $5 million kids adventure park currently under construction in Southport.

The new play attraction, which is set to feature a massive four-level spiral tower, is part of the Broadwater Parkland’s fourth stage.

According to Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate, the upgrade will replace the existing play equipment in the northern precinct of the Parklands to create a “new foreshore destination for families”.


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“As our city grows, the desire for more open spaces also grows,” Mayor Tate said.

“Our 2200 parks are a massive hit with our community, and I have no doubt thousands of visitors will flock to this new playground each week to check it out”.

Spanning 6000 square metres, the playground will also feature a water and sand play area with carved sandstone, bronze sea animals, water pumps, mini weirs and water gates.

While a haul of play equipment including play panels, swings, slides, trampolines, diggers, steppingstones, a carousel, climbing walls, and climbing nets will also be included.

Parents haven’t been left out, with the space encouraging social gatherings and picnics with seating and barbecue facilities, along with subtropical landscaping and extensive lawn areas.

Works on the new attraction are already underway, with the kids play haven expected to open to the public by late next year.