Facelift for Lions Park
ONE of Gladstone’s most popular parks is about to undergo a facelift with landscaping upgrades to Lions Park.
Come Monday Gladstone Regional Council will commence upgrades to the park along Dawson Highway, which has long been a favourite spot for families due to its large children’s play area and numerous bike and walking paths.
Expected to take about two weeks to complete, the work will involve the construction of two retaining walls.
Gladstone Regional Council Acting Director Parks and Recreation Greg Griffiths said one retaining wall would be constructed along the McDonald’s car park/Lions Park boundary, standing at 80cm high, and would incorporate four seat recesses.
Mr Griffiths said the other would be a one-metre privacy wall in front of the newly completed Healthy Active fitness station.
“Once both walls are completed, irrigation, planting and turfing will be undertaken,” he said.
Gladstone Regional Council Parks and Recreation portfolio spokesperson Councillor Gail Sellers said the landscape upgrade would enhance the already popular park.