Time to Play

Lions Park is set to receive a facelift that will revamp the existing play space to boast zones for children and adults of all abilities. Gladstone Regional Council is seeking feedback on the design concept until Monday, the 29th of August.

Mayor Matt Burnett said the redesign was integral to accommodate the changing needs of the Gladstone Region community.
“The space will become a centralised community hub full of areas that will allow families to relax, play and enjoy,” Councillor Burnett said.

“This concept is the first of its kind for the Gladstone Region and Australia and, Council is thrilled to be able to offer this to the local community.”

Design will focus on the human body’s seven senses; hearing, sight, smell, taste, touch, and vestibular – the system that explains the perception of our body in relation to gravity; and proprioception, the strength of effort being employed in movement.

Lions Park will also offer play spaces for children and adults with a Sensory Processing Disorder, Auditory Processing Disorder, visual impairments, Down Syndrome, Autism, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida. Council’s Environment and Community Services Committee Chair Councillor Cindi Bush said residents were encouraged to have their say via a short online survey.

“Alternatively, residents can request a hardcopy survey from any Council administration centre,” Cr Bush said.

“It is important to gauge community feedback to determine if Council will go ahead with the concept design or if amendments need to be made.”

Hardcopy surveys can be returned to Gladstone Regional Council, Parks and Environment Administration, PO Box 29, Gladstone QLD 4680.

For more information visit www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/have-your-say

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