Ready, set, play

Date published: 18 October 2019

Townsville children will be able to enjoy a new sensory playground with an official opening of Aplins Weir Rotary Park being held this weekend.

Active play is an important part of a child’s growth, and the upgrades to the Rotary Park have been designed to help develop their senses and cater to kids of all abilities.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said the playground has been refurbished with inclusive play equipment, new drinking fountains and park seats.

“Council made a commitment to improve our parks and open spaces and it’s been fantastic to see all of this hard work pay off,” Cr Hill said.

“The Aplins Weir Rotary Park is a fantastic location for children of all ages and abilities to play and enjoy being outside and active.”

Local Councillor Maurie Soars said the opening event is a great way to celebrate the upgrades to the playground.

“Aplins Weir Rotary Park is already a popular park and a community event is a great way to bring families together to enjoy a great day out,” Cr Soars said.

“The inclusive play equipment is a great way to get kids of all abilities out of the house, enjoying the park and being more active.

“I’m thrilled that we can officially open the park this weekend and I can’t wait to see the community come along and enjoy the new upgrades.”

The $350,000 upgrades to Aplins Weir Rotary Park were part of Council’s almost $400 million infrastructure spend in 2018/19.

Where: Aplins Weir Rotary Park, Mundingburra
When: 10am – 1pm, Saturday 19 October