Council workers Steve Challis and Tony Shmakov watch Ashlyn and Cailin Martin try out the new play equipment to be installed at parks around the region.
Council workers Steve Challis and Tony Shmakov watch Ashlyn and Cailin Martin try out the new play equipment to be installed at parks around the region. Supplied

Characters visit Gladstone parks

PARKS are about to be overrun with fun new characters sure to have the young ones scrambling to get outside.

Kids will adore the colourful additions to parks throughout the region with Maroona Park on Gladstone’s Sun Valley Road the first to receive them.

Nectar the Bumblebee and Hoppy the Grasshopper will be installed in Maroona Park as part of upcoming makeover.

Gladstone Regional Council’s Acting Mayor and Parks and Recreation portfolio spokesperson Gail Sellers said the existing playground would be removed and new play equipment installed.

“Maroona Park is very popular with the young families in the area and also for mothers waiting to collect their children from school,” Cr Sellers said.

“The children will love the colourful characters.

“A Tap-A-Tune panel, new swing set and a four-seat teeter will complete the new playground.

“Keep an eye out for more of these characters in the upcoming months.”

Cr Sellers said work was expected to be completed by next Wednesday.



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