Exciting upgrade for Quota Park playground
  • Wednesday 20 April 2011

The popular junior playground at Nambour’s Quota Park is about to get even more appealing for youngsters.

New play equipment, drinking fountains and soft fall surfaces are among a number of improvements that Sunshine Coast Council is set to make to the facility over the coming months.

Division 10 Councillor Paul Tatton said the playground would be temporarily closed for the refurbishment works that begin in early May.

"Council has developed a design for this playground based on the feedback from community consultations that were held in 2009 and 2010," he said.

"The strongest priorities in this community feeback were for upgraded and multi-use play equipment; soft fall surfaces; improved fencing; new gardens; better shade and seating; and improved maintenance, surveillance and security at the playground.

"Council has been guided by these priorities in designing the new-look playground and I am very confident the local community will be very pleased with what we deliver."

The $160,000 refubishment will include:

  • New perimeter fencing, soft fall surface, play equipment and drinking fountain
  • Retention and/or refurbishment of existing shelters, sandpit, train, mushroom picnic setting, seats, railway gate, mosaic arch and all trees
  • Low plantings (to ensure surveillance in and out of the playground)
  • Easy access for prams and wheelchairs to play equipment and shelters

Cr Tatton said planning for the teenagers’ playground was in progress, with construction expected to commence in the 2011/12 financial year.

"This initial playground refurbishment is stage 1 of the Quota Park upgrade and kicks off council’s vision of linked parklands along the Petrie Creek corridor through Nambour," he said.

"The Petrie Creek Open Space Landscape Master Plan will be presented for community consultation within the next two or three months."

Further details are available on council’s website and a copy of the playground plan has been installed on site for community information.