Nambour residents large and small are in for a real treat when they see the next stage of the playground improvements for Quota Memorial Park. A 7-metre-high ‘Spire Gear Tower’ being constructed doing the second stage of park upgrades is sure to impress.
Quota Park’s refresh includes a contoured rock wall, climbing rope net and banister slide. There will also be, internal climbers with various levels of challenge, a rope elevator and a huge spiral slide.
Sunshine Coast councillor David Law says he is excited works would soon start on the impressive junior and toddler play space, which is sure to please the kids.
“I’m very pleased to see the Nambour community already using the new 1.7-hectare open space park extension, part of Stage 1 works completed in January,” Cr Law says.
Playground pays homage to town’s history
Quota Memorial Park is a popular location for families with children of various ages using the facilities. Sunshine Coast Council redesign of part of the playground will make it more accessible for all.
An artist’s impression shows various sized ‘gears’ on the outside of the tower, providing a meaningful connection to the park’s history.
“The old playground is based on the 1894 Moreton Central Sugar Mill theme. The skate park features a cog from the mill,” Cr Law says.
“We designed a playground for the compact area. The sensory play elements weave in the heritage of the area.”
He says the design creates a sense of intrigue and imagination for children moving up the spire.
The Quota Memorial Park playground upgrade will also see a new table tennis table installed in the junior play area. The existing ‘Evos’ play unit will be relocated within the play space. The basket swing is to be moved to the toddler play area.
The view lines between the Youth Activity Precinct and the junior and toddler play spaces will be improved by replacing the picket style fence with a pool style fence.
“The tower’s bubble windows, hole panels and rope elevator all help to provide a great view for the kids,” Cr Law says. Parents and carers can see into the tower for supervision.
Additional shade trees and a new shade sail are also part of the upgrade.
“It’s been wonderful to watch the works take place transforming the space into a green, family-friendly area,” Cr Law says.
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