Ground will be broken on new playgrounds at Harrisville and Kalbar this month.
The work will be funded through the Scenic Rim Regional Council’s Vibrant and Active Towns and Villages program and Playground Strategy, with the design of each playground reflecting an agricultural theme.
Work began this week on the playground in Harrisville Memorial Park and a start will be made on the playground at the Kalbar Civic Centre on Monday, March 30.
“Planning for both playgrounds has taken account of wide-ranging community needs, incorporating all-abilities play and activities accessible from ground level,” Council CEO Jon Gibbons said.
“At Harrisville, the proximity of the park to the Harrisville State School was considered in catering for a range of age groups, including younger siblings playing before and after school pick-ups and drop-offs.”
“In all of our planning for new playgrounds the focus has been on creating spaces that are inviting for children and families and which reflect the character of their communities.”
A play horse and tractor will be the centrepiece of Kalbar's playground, which will include a homestead incorporating a fireman’s pole, climbing net, climbing tunnel, crawling ramp, play desk and two slides.
Harrisville’s playground will feature a custom farmhouse play tower incorporating music, sensory and manipulative play panels, a curly climber, climbing net and slide, with a three-dimensional climbing tunnel and 'moo cow' springer completing the space.
Work is expected to be completed by the end of April, weather permitting.