New names for local parks
  • Thursday 03 February 2011

Some of the Sunshine Coast’s most influential and endearing characters have been immortalised in local parks.

The unofficially named "Mooloolaba Surf Club carpark" and "Fitness Area and Walkways" at 100 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba will be officially named Arthur Parkyn Park in honour of Legendary Surf Life Saving identity Arthur Parkyn.

Merchants Parade Park will also be officially named Glen Retreat Park in honour of Albert Edward Short, who was a highly influential community member in Coolum from 1909 to 1935.

Ben Bennett Botanical Park in Queen Street, Caloundra will be officially named Ben Bennett Bushland Park.