Member for Gladstone Liz Cunningham talks with children from the PCYC After School Care program about Gladstone Regional Council’s new climbing wall.
Member for Gladstone Liz Cunningham talks with children from the PCYC After School Care program about Gladstone Regional Council’s new climbing wall. Kerri-Anne Mesner

Climbing walls opening dampened

WET weather dampened the spirits of PCYC After School Care children who hoped they could be the first to use Gladstone Regional Council's new climbing wall.

Acting Mayor Gail Sellers officially opened the climbing wall at Memorial Park, near the PCYC centre.

It was Cr Sellers' unfortunate duty to inform the eager children that due to the wet, slippery and cold conditions, they would not be able to climb the wall that afternoon.

However, six-year-old Jarvis Carnivae, who was escorted to the opening by his mother, was allowed to be monkey-like for the cameras.

Cr Sellers said the wall was the first of its kind in Central Queensland.

“I'm sure it will be enjoyed by people of all ages and physical abilities,” she said.

“Memorial Park has long served as a hub of Gladstone sport, with a variety of codes sharing its facilities. The traverse wall is one of many planned changes which will continue Memorial Park's transformation from a simple sporting venue to a valuable family-orientated recreation area.”

The $60,000 wall was built from $600,000 funds given to the council by the State Government at the Healthy Queensland Awards for council's Gladstone Healthy Active program. The funds have also been used for fitness stations.



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