Planning for community parklands
  • Monday 01 June 2015
Glass House District Park activity hub concept plan

Sunshine Coast Council invites community comment on a draft landscape concept plan that will help guide future development of the newly acquired Glass House District Park.

Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski said this was a rare opportunity to help design a new park.

“Acquired only recently, this parkland has exceptional views, natural areas and great open space,” Cr Baberowski said.

“The Glass House District Park has tremendous potential to be a great place for families, events and activities.

“We are seeking input from the community to help ensure this becomes a much used and much loved recreational area.

“Council wants to hear where our community thinks the pathways and playgrounds should be and whether it should have a dog park or a community garden.

“I look forward to discussing the possibilities at a community consultation event on Saturday, June 6 where Council’s landscape designers will be available to demonstrate and explain the draft design concepts and answer any questions."

The 38 hectare Glass House District Park combines Glass House Mountains Environmental Reserve, Page Park, Dana Close Reserve, Smerdon Way Park and Banksia Park.

Council has prepared a draft landscape report to provide advice and recommendations on the future pedestrian network, proposed landscape elements to the entry points, picnic shelters, furniture and play equipment and how to incorporate existing elements such as the palm grove for informal play.

Community members can get involved in the planning of the parklands by attending an upcoming event at:

2pm, Saturday, June 6

Dana Close Reserve

Page Street, Glass House Mountains

Community members are invited to attend the consultation meeting to have input into the report; alternatively feedback can be emailed to ParksCapitalWorks@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.