FIELD OF DREAMS: Liz Cunningham Park, on Racecourse Rd, Calliope, will be officially opened today by Mrs Cunningham.
FIELD OF DREAMS: Liz Cunningham Park, on Racecourse Rd, Calliope, will be officially opened today by Mrs Cunningham.

WATCH: Calliope's new $2.5m mega sports park

CALLIOPE families, councillors and sports clubs gathered at the new Liz Cunningham Sports Park today to celebrate its official opening.

The 49 hectare park on Racecourse Road features two full-size football fields, a full-size cricket ground, shared clubhouse and amenities.

Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers said the occasion marked a tremendous milestone for Calliope with Liz Cunningham Park offering an essential boost to the township's sporting facilities.

Retired member for Gladstone, Mrs Cunningham said it was an honour to see such a good facility be available to the sporting community of Calliope.

Families like the Gunns and the Caddies were keen to see the new facilities that their children would one day take to the field on.

Kelsey Johnson said her son Naithan Caddies, 6, would sign up to the Calliope Football Club.

"We've been in Calliope for seven years.

"It will be Naithan's first year playing soccer.

"This will be great for our community, it's much better than the facilities that we had," shesa id.

Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers said the occasion marked a tremendous milestone for Calliope with Liz Cunningham Park offering an essential boost to the township's sporting facilities.

"Planning and design of the $2.5m sports park involved consultation with local sporting clubs to ease the over-use of nearby Bunting Park.

"The result is a centralised sporting hub, capable of serving Calliope's high sport demands, while offering the community modern facilities to utilise for years to come."

Liz Cunningham Park features a 281m2 clubhouse with amenities, administration facilities and 140 parking spaces.




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