Playground for the Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens


A hollow log for kids to crawl through, totem poles, climbing ropes and musical instruments are all being installed as part of a new playground in the Hervey Bay Botanic Garden.

The playground is in a shaded, grassy area nestled between the creek and the Orchid House.

“The botanic garden is a fantastic place,” Cr Zane O’Keefe said.

“While the pathways have been a haven for nature lovers, and the Chinese Garden a fantastic attraction, the new playground will offer parents something extra for their visits.

“I know kids love to visit to see the ducks and turtles, the addition of the playground will add a new attraction and a new experience which will attract even more people to visit.”

The playground is being built by the Fraser Coast Regional Council Parks Construction Team.

“The team have recently completed a number of park refurbishments including Black Stump Park on the Esplanade, Point Vernon and at Lower Dayman Park, Urangan and built a new playground at Poona,” he said.

“It’s all part of Council’s plan to ensure we have a safe, healthy and active community, and that we maintain the unique lifestyle we all love and enjoy here on the Fraser Coast.”

It s anticipated that the park will be open for use by July, weather permitting.