A new $2 million community park will be officially opened at Deebing Heights on Saturday, 9 February.

The park on Andy Way (off Rawlings Road) is part of Defence Housing Australia’s $78 million master planned community, Torhaven.

Free coffee, food, live music, children’s rides and face painting will be on offer at the park from 9.30am to 1pm.

The park spans more than five acres and has sculpted gardens, lush open green space as well as intricately designed wetlands.

The play area has an exciting treehouse network with rope bridges, climbing frames and rock climbing walls.

Children can also enjoy the seesaw, spinami, hoop carousel, multi-swing and mounded slippery slide.

Shaded areas to protect children from the sun have been included as well as sheltered picnic tables, water bubblers and natural seating areas formed against sandstone boulders.

Torhaven was launched in August 2017 and is a 294-lot development, which will deliver about 100 homes for Australian Defence Force personnel and their families.

DHA development manager Meagan O’Shea said Torhaven Park’s family-friendly design would make it a major attraction for the wider community.

“We wanted to create something that not only benefits new residents at Torhaven, but will also provide sanctuary for anyone looking to get back to nature,” she said.

“Visitors can explore the footpath network that meanders beneath large shady gum trees, and over an elevated wooden footbridge that is surrounded by native, drought tolerant species like Melaleuca forestry and rehabilitated Eucalypt floodplains.

“Parents can watch their children play from the park’s sheltered picnic tables and natural seating areas formed amongst sandstone boulders.

“The park we have built is something that benefits the community and the area itself, which is why we felt it was important to celebrate its completion.”

Torhaven is a name derived from Tor, a high rocky hill, and haven, a place offering favourable opportunities or conditions.

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