Gladstones 3.6 million reasons to smile.
Gladstone gears up for redeveloped Lions Park opening on December 9 The redevelopment of Lions Park is practically completed in plenty of time to prepare for next week’s official opening on Saturday, December 9. Gladstone’s newest park will be the place to be from 10:00am till 12.30pm to enjoy a festive atmosphere of live music, a sausage sizzle and giveaways, as everyone gets their first chance to see it up close. The playground not only looks fun to explore but is a visual feast with a sense of Leonardo da Vinci design. Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said the opening was perfectly timed to coincide with the start of the State school holiday period, summer and the lead up to Christmas. “As a Council, we couldn’t be prouder to see this project finally completed and ready to offer an exciting new level of recreation for children and adults of all abilities,” Councillor Burnett said. Councillor Cindi Bush said the vibrant, modern facility offered a state of the art playground that would be a sensory haven for everyone who used it. “It will be fun, educational and exciting allowing both children and adults the chance to explore the seven senses – hearing, sight, smell, taste, touch, physical balance and proprioception, which involves the sense of position and strength of limbs’ movement,” Cr Bush said. As a large crowd is expected to attend the opening, Council has organised a separate parking area off Olsen Avenue and there will be pedestrian access to the park via the underpass on Dawson Highway. Signs on Callemondah Drive, Dawson Highway and Phillip Street will direct people to the car park. This $3.6 million redevelopment is a joint initiative of Gladstone Regional Council and the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program.