Mareeba Shire Council is delighted to announce that the Mareeba Eastern Catchment Park is open to the public, in time for Christmas.
The park is located on the corner of Karobean Drive and Hastie Road, Mareeba and is designed for young families and teenagers to enjoy.
“The ‘continuous themed’ play area incorporates interactive play equipment to tie into the central play feature which is a domed climbing frame,” Mayor Angela Toppin explained.
“What is more, the park includes the provision of shade and rubberised soft-fall, as well as seating, tables, a picnic shelter and lighting.”
“The visual appeal of the park has also been refreshed with the addition of garden beds and turf. Work has commenced on the car park and will be completed soon, weather permitting.”
Council would like to ask residents and visitors to please refrain from walking on the freshly laid turf and to make use of the interim car park that has been provided.
“The playground has been constructed on an underdeveloped greenfield site, and is the first step in a redesign of the entire location. The park will be further developed in the future when funds become available.”
The playground is open to the public; however, the accessible spinner play feature will not be available for use until further notice and will remain fenced off to prevent access. Council has identified a potential safety hazard with this piece of equipment, and is working with the playground contractor/supplier to ensure this is remedied and reinstalled to the required safety standard, as soon as possible.
Council would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience whilst we work to reinstall this piece of play equipment.
“I know the playground will be well received by our growing community and I look forward to the creation of an overall Master Plan for the park in the long-term,” Mayor Angela Toppin concluded.
This project was completed as part of Council’s shire-wide 3-year Action Plan for Parks & Open Spaces.