Sun safe kids in Kenilworth Park
  • Thursday 28 October 2010

Skin cancer is a serious issue in Queensland and Sunshine Coast Council is serious about protecting local youngsters from the dangers of the sun.

A shade structure is set to be installed above the children’s playground in Kenilworth Town Park. Division 10 councillor, Paul Tatton said the $35,000 project would provide a sun shield for youngsters using the facility.

"This is an investment by council in the health and wellbeing of local children," he said.

"The community requested that a shade sail be installed at Kenilworth Park and we have delivered on that request.

"Queensland has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer in the world and with summer just around the corner, this shade structure will ensure that kids and their parents can be sun safe while enjoying this popular council facility."

Works will begin on 3 November and are expected to be complete by 17 November.