Families swing by Queens Park to enjoy new equipment

Ipswich families are enjoying upgraded play equipment installed in Queens Park.

Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Chair Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said keeping popular playground equipment updated and maintained was a key priority for council to ensure young families always have somewhere to play.

“It’s great to see playgrounds all around Ipswich being refreshed, renewed and installed, and wonderful to have a new five-bay swing in Queens Park,” Mayor Harding said.

“This $132,000 investment in our popular Queens Park included the removal of some of our aging equipment and installing a brand-new swing.”

Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Deputy Chairperson Councillor Paul Tully said Queens Park was one of Ipswich’s most iconic and beloved parks, with council regularly upgrading equipment and facilities as needed.

“The installation of this new swing was purposely scheduled within the school term to have the least impact on visitors and locals using the park over the recent school holidays,” Cr Tully said.

Division 3 Councillor Marnie Doyle said the new playground was one of many that was slated for upgrades or repairs in council’s 2023-2024 Budget.

“Council is home to so many young families who enjoy our free and low-cost activities across the city, including the beautiful parklands, playgrounds and Ipswich Nature Centre at Queen’s Park,” Cr Doyle said.

Division 3 Councillor Andrew Fechner said the new playground was now open for use, for residents and visitors alike.

“This playground on the northern end of Queens Park, near Limestone Street, is now refreshed and ready for families to enjoy,” Cr Fechner said.

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