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Arthur Davis Park Gets New Playground

Story: Alyssa Mackay | Photo: Bruce Redman
Published On : May 26, 2022
Arthur Davis Park Gets New Playground
Local kids have been busy making the most of some exciting upgrades to the play equipment at Arthur Davis Park.

The popular playground on the foreshore at Flinders Parade underwent a full refurbishment earlier this year thanks to funding from Brisbane City Council.

Deagon Ward Councillor Jared Cassidy said the fences were down and the playground was now open for all to enjoy.

“Many of our playgrounds are getting to the end of their usable life, so I have been pushing for replacements like these to be prioritised for the last few years,” Jared said.

“The playground equipment had been there for a long time and while some of it was still serviceable, many components had reached the end of their usable life. I was pleased to see some of them recycled and retained in the new playground. The pirate ship and the all-abilities carousel were retained.”

Jared did an online survey last year to collect views about what the community liked most about the playground and what people wanted to see improved. He said he provided the feedback to the Council’s Parks team.

“The feedback I received was very positive and we were able to incorporate some of these ideas into the new playground,” he said. “There is a good variety of equipment for kids of different ages now, which was important to people, as was incorporating the natural environment into the playground.

“Playing amongst the trees is pretty special. I’ve visited a few times, including with my nephews and their two favourite parts were the slides and the climbing wall. The addition of the sandstone blocks and timber also allows for nature-based play and also doubles up as more seating for mums and dads.”

Children have three new slides to play on, including a 1.2 metre double slide, as well as a spiderweb and inclined pommel walk.

Nearby Peebo and Dagwood Place has also received an important upgrade following community requests for more shade.

“We have arranged for some shade sails to be installed which will make this special playground sun safe all year round now,” Jared said.