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New playground in Beerwah

Turner Park in Beerwah has been rejuvenated with the completion of a highly-anticipated new playground for children of all ages.

The playground was replaced as part of the community-led master plan for this district-level park.

Uniquely designed to help kids stay active and build confidence, the playground incorporates the town’s fruit farming history in the toddler section and boasts an 8.5 metre tall multi-level play tower.

The tower is only the second of its kind in Queensland and features impressive climbing options as well as an incredible spiral slide and traditional slide.

Sunshine Coast Council Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski said the redevelopment of Turner Park had been called for by the community and their vision was to transform the location into a destination playground for the Glasshouse Country Townships and beyond.

 

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“The new playground is really designed to suit different age groups and boasts so many more unique components than the old swing and slide set that had been there since my kids played on them.

“Together with the shelters, toilets and barbecue, it’s a playground package that’s sure to attract people from well beyond to Beerwah.

“In today’s high-tech age, playgrounds give our youngest residents the opportunity to meet other children while learning, exploring and physically developing while having fun outdoors.

“With the weather warming up, I love that it’s already in a seriously shaded setting thanks to the existing vegetation and mature trees.

“The team did a great job of setting it into the existing vegetation, so it’s ready to go for this summer, unlike other new playgrounds where the vegetation and trees often need years to develop.”

The facilities have received the thumbs-up from local eight-year-old Jack Ives, who was the first to test out the thrilling new attractions with his family.

“It’s really big and fun, it’s got lots of different things to do,” Jack said.

“The flying fox and the swings are really good but the big slide is my favourite.

“It’s a cool new park, it’s got a big kids section and a little kids section so there’s something for everyone.”

New Turner Park Playground, Beerwah features:

  • Multi-level tower with slides
  • Toddler play experience area
  • All abilities carousel
  • Flying fox
  • Spinner
  • Rocker elements
  • Double bay swing with a pod seat

 

Image: Jack and Councillor Baberowski


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By Claire Gilligan
WITH A FIFO HUSBAND WHO WORKS AWAY WEEKS AT A TIME, CLAIRE ENJOYS FINDING FUN, LOCAL THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO VISIT TO OCCUPY HER AND HER TWO GIRLS' TIME. ORIGINALLY FROM SYDNEY, CLAIRE AND HER FAMILY LOVE ALL THE THINGS THE SUNSHINE COAST HAS TO OFFER AND ENJOY SHOWING IT OFF TO VISITING FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Kids on the Coast is 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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