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Open for the School Holidays: Playground and Pump Track at Bicentennial Lakes, Mareeba

By June 27, 2024No Comments

The playground and pump track are now open at the southern section of Bicentennial Lakes in Mason Street, Mareeba.

“After undertaking community consultation last year, Council is absolutely delighted to have this facility open for the school holidays,” said Mareeba Shire Mayor Angela Toppin.

The new playground features a big flying fox, swing set, slides as well as picnic shelters, tables, bins, a drinking fountain, bike racks and plenty of seating.

Kids of all ages are enjoying the new pump track, featuring a circuit full of fantastic jumps.

“The park has plenty of shade from the established trees and shade sails have been installed over the slides and rope climbing section of the playground. This will be a popular place for birthday parties and families to enjoy year-round,” said Mayor Toppin.

A new toilet block has also been constructed at the site, featuring a stunning mural with native birds and flora by artist Violet Shaban as part of the Regional Arts Development Fund supported by the Queensland Government and Council.

Pathways, freshly laid turf and new gardens have also added to the atmosphere of the family-friendly park.

As part of the revitalisation project, earthworks have been completed to transform the stagnant lakes into a flowing stream which will improve the water quality. There are still a few more tasks to complete, including the replacement of foot bridges and further footpath renewals.

These projects were delivered as part of Council’s Parks and Open Spaces Strategy. Works for the northern section of the Bicentennial Lakes will also begin later this year with funding support from the Australian Government.