- Tuesday 15 September 2015
An upgrade to one of Eumundi’s favourite playgrounds and picnic spots has been tested out by eager students from the local primary school today after being opened by Sunshine Coast Council.
The stage one upgrade of Dick Caplick Park included a playground upgrade,new pathways and seating, important drainage work, provision for future lighting , refurbishment to the popular play train, and the upgrade of the soft-fall zone to comply with safety standards.
Children who visit the park, in the town’s main street, can now have fun on the new “Revo” giant spinning wheel, the first of its kind on the Sunshine Coast, and a new Roplay climbing ball, while the final touches are being put on a unique “rickety” play bridge, suspended between the fig trees.
Council will now complete planning and design for stage two landscape construction works which will be completed during 2016-17 financial year.
Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerson described Dick Caplick Park as a significant open space asset for both locals and visitors.
“The new playground features will encourage many more people, especially kids, to use this wonderful park,” Cr Rogerson said.
“I would like to publicly acknowledge and give my personal thanks to the Eumundi and District Community Association (EDCA), the Eumundi Combined Community Organisation (ECCO) and the Cooroora Woodworkers for their extremely valuable contributions.”
Funding for the project also came from Council’s Capital Works Program and the Divisions 9 and 10 discretionary allocations.
Division 9 Councillor Steve Robinson said Dick Caplick Park would continue to be improved over several years.
“This is a lovely part of Eumundi already enjoyed by hundreds of families each week,” Cr Robinson said.
“I’m sure that with the new improvements, we are going to see more and more people coming here to Dick Caplick Park to enjoy what has been created for them.
“Looking at the kids playing here today, you can already tell it’s going to be very popular.”
Picture: Checking out the upgrade at Dick Caplick Park at Eumundi are Cr Greg Rogerson (left) and Cr Steve Robinson with Eumundi State School students Ella Honeysett, Mitchell Morrissey and Ella Honeysett.