Council unlocking Wordsworth Park’s potential

Date published: 7 September 2020

Townsville City Council is transforming a popular park in Woodstock, by enhancing the community centre and making Wordsworth Park an attractive venue for sports clubs.

Council is working to connect Wordsworth Park to three phase power and installing bore water irrigation tanks to lay the foundation for future growth.

Acting Mayor and Infrastructure Services Committee Chair Mark Molachino said the upgrades will be a massive boost for Woodstock.

“Local residents have a strong connection to Wordsworth Park and these improvements will give families access to a much-improved facility with reliable electricity,” Cr Molachino said.

“The power upgrade means the community centre will be able to sustain cold rooms and the electric barbecues can be used without the fear of tripping the power.”

Local councillor Les Walker said Wordsworth Park will be a great sports ground when the upgrades are finished

“Wordsworth Park is the only park space in the area and Council is working to realise its potential to become an important destination in the district,” Cr Walker said.

“The bore water will give the park the potential to be a sports hub and it would be great to see clubs make Wordsworth Park their home.

Cr Walker said it will be a few more months before the park is ready for games.

“Workers have installed irrigation tanks connected to the bore supply and the full irrigation system for the fields should be completed by the end of the year,” Cr Walker said.

“The community centre is already popular and will be a much better venue with reliable power – it will be a great home for sports clubs, community groups and the popular dog obedience club.

“The BBQs will be great for families using the new playground and members of the dog club will be able to enjoy a meal with their two and four-legged friends.

“The State Government provided funding for playground through the Works for Queensland program and I’d like to thank them for their support on behalf of the kids who are enjoying the new swings.”