Skippy Park hops into action
  • Wednesday 28 April 2010

Sunshine Coast Council has begun construction on Skippy Park – a major new district park for the region, featuring an adventure playground, landscaped walking tracks and kangaroo grazing area.

Work started this week with an amenities block, canteen and storage shed now taking shape on the site at Old Landsborough Road, between Beerwah and Landsborough townships.

Next month, a $179,000 cycle track will be the focus of building activity, giving the Sunshine Coast a state-of-the-art criterium to cater for the growing popularity of cycling throughout the region.

Councillor Anna Grosskreutz said it was exciting to see the first works take place on the site.

“Council is looking forward to the prospect of Skippy Park becoming an important district park for the region and I know it will be well-loved and widely used by residents,” she said.

“The land has become affectionately known as Skippy Park because of the kangaroos that graze there and so the new park has provisions for kangaroo migration and a grazing area.

“It is also being sensitively developed to include a nature garden and walkway for bird-watching.”

Skippy Park also includes plans for a sports field suitable for athletics and other sports, she said.

“Council is currently holding discussions with a number of local sporting groups who may wish to relocate to Skippy Park from other over-used sportsgrounds,” Cr Grosskreutz said.

“These discussions are ongoing, but in the meantime, Skippy Park is being developed to cater for a range of sport and recreation activities.”