Cody Conaghan races Nate Wolfe down the slide at Annabelle Park.
The list of impressive playgrounds in Ipswich continues to grow with new play equipment at Annabelle Park at Bellbird Park now complete.
The enhancements are the latest in a series of upgrades to Annabelle Park and Moodai Reserve by Ipswich City Council over the past couple of years.
The playground is already proving a hit with local families, and when Ipswich First visited on Thursday even grey skies and showers could not dampen spirits at the park.
Youngsters Michael Kotykon, Nate Wolfe and Cody Conaghan were among several families making the most of the final days of school holidays.
They took full advantage of the dual lane slippery slide, racing each other to the bottom several times over.
As well as the slide, the playground has a merry-go-round, swings and climbing areas. There is also a separate, smaller play area with a slide for younger children.
Division Two Councillor Paul Tully said one of the unique aspects of the playground was that it catered for children of various ages.
“The wide range of play equipment at this playground makes it is the ideal spot for families with children of different ages to enjoy some fun,” Cr Tully said.
“As well, throughout the playground we have included signage and other elements to engage and educate children about native wildlife.
“There are also barbecue facilities and sheltered seating areas around the playground.”
The new playground complements upgrades to Moodai Reserve, including the installation of a basketball half court, BMX pump track and walking trails.
Annabelle Park is located between Jones Road and Annabelle Street, near Brennan Street at Bellbird Park.