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New playground underway for Buderim Village Park

Sunshine Coast families, it’s time to get excited! Sunshine Coast Council is mere months away from completing the final stage of Buderim Village Park!

Local councillor Ted Hungerford says it has been a humbling experience to watch the park evolve since council purchased the property in 2010.

“It was a vacant 3.4-hectare piece of land on the corner of Church and King streets, which needed a clear vision to transform it into a district-level recreation park,” Cr Hungerford says.

“Since, Buderim Village Park has blossomed and become part of the town’s identity. The park is a place of nature, recreation experiences, and is enjoyed by everyone of all abilities and ages.”

Cr Hungerford says extensive grassy areas provide lots of room for picnics. Little legs can also run wild, kick a ball or fly a kite.

“It’s also a wonderful place to sit quietly and relax,” he says.

“The barbecue areas are very popular and the covered stage-area has provided community groups and visitors a place to meet or perform.”

Cr Hungerford says Stage 9 of this outstanding project is underway. It will include a new playground with a shade sail, new shelter, park furniture, new pathways and landscaping works.

“The playground will feature a rainforest-themed tower that is 6.5-metres high and overlooks the play area. The tower features multiple slides, hammocks, sensory play and climbing elements.”

Other features include swings, seesaw, sand play, tipi carousel, lorikeet springer, log climber and tunnel. These provide diverse play experiences including climbing, swinging, rocking and hanging.

an Artist's impression of the new playground being constructed in Buderim Village Park

What’s included in Stage 9 of the playground works

  • New playground with shade sail
  • New shelter
  • Park seating and picnic tables
  • Pedestrian pathways
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Garden arbour

The works started in June and are expected to be completed by late September 2022, weather and site conditions permitting.

For more local parks and playgrounds in your area visit Council’s Beaches and Parks Directory. For more information about the project and concept plan, please visit Council’s website Buderim Village Park.

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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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