Park has clean bill of health
FIONA Colman enjoys walking at Spinnaker Park and was excited to hear the beach would re-open today.
"It's just beautiful down there,'' Ms Colman said. "It's just a nice place to go in Gladstone.
"We have barbecues down there and use the walking track.'' Spinnaker Park Beach reopens today, about six weeks after the oil spill closed it in the interests of public safety.
Initial restoration works have been completed and families can enjoy the beach again.
Corporate relations general manager for Central Queensland Ports Authority (CQPA) Peter O'Sullivan said every precaution had been taken to ensure the beach was fit for public use.
He said all contaminated sand had been removed from the site and the lower shoreline had been inspected for damage.
"CQPA has been waiting for the recent high tides to ensure there was no environmental damage to the base of the beach and this has now been confirmed,'' Mr O'Sullivan said.
Final restoration works will be completed later this month.