An illuminated laser light show and a movie under the stars will be held on Friday to launch Ipswich’s newest park, Spear Lily Park at Ripley.
Ecco Ripley has organised a magical night to bring the community together to see the sky lit up by a laser light and hologram show and The Lion King movie on the big screen.
The official launch event is on Friday 28 February from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at Spear Lily Park, on Fitzgibbon Road to Panorama Circuit off Ripley Road.
Named after Spear Lily — a native plant commonly used as a food source by Indigenous Australians — the new park has a hectare of green vegetation including 21,558 native trees, shrubs and ground coverings including native Spear Lilies peppered throughout.
Through collaboration between Ipswich City Council and Ecco Ripley developer Sekisui House, historical elements have been incorporated in the park such as sandstone carvings, meeting points, indigenous way-finding totems, an outlook shelter and bush tucker trails.
Ecco Ripley state sales manager Scott Blaney said he was excited to share the pristine park and its pieces of cultural heritage with the community.
“Spear Lily park is the perfect place to take the family on the weekends with it’s large green space, a life-sized compass under the large rotunda, and of course the panoramic views of the Ripley region and out to Flinders Peak,” he said.
“The launch event is going to be a fantastic night for the community, and we’re thrilled to bring everyone together to celebrate, enjoy a great show and watch a wonderful movie.”
Ecco Ripley is a master-planned community with the $1.5 billion Ripley Town Centre at its heart and is set to become home to more than 120,000 people over the next 20 years.