New playground equipment for Home Hill park

Arch Dunn Memorial Park at Home Hill is set to be transformed with new playground equipment and a new picnic shelter and barbecue.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said a spiral slide, cubby house, climbing nets and suspension bridge were some of the new features set to be installed at the park as part of the works.

“Arch Dunn Memorial Park is great community space in the heart of Home Hill which has always been very popular,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“The park is well used with good shade provided from the trees and many children’s parties and family barbecues have been held here over the years.

“Some of the existing pieces of playground equipment at the site are beginning to age and are now due for replacement.

“The new equipment will give Home Hill families even more reasons to get outdoors and get active, with a range of elements that are not only fun but which are also beneficial for the development of children’s gross motor skills and confidence.”

The existing barbecue area will also be replaced with a new, modern barbecue and shelter.

Cr McLaughlin said Council aimed to encourage increased use of community spaces and facilities in the district.

“Our parks and playgrounds are provided for the benefit of the whole community, as places to meet, socialise and engage in sport and recreational opportunities,” Cr McLaughlin said.

The park will be closed for the duration of the works, which are scheduled to take place in May.

More information on the closures dates will be provided in coming weeks.

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