O’Gorman Street Park at Alexandra Hills has undergone an extreme makeover in the past four months to the tune of $900,000 and residents can enjoy the transformation from Monday.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams says the park’s new design has factored in the younger Alexandra Hills demographic and O’Gorman Street Park now caters for young children through to young adults.
“Every now and then a community space demands a significant facelift and O’Gorman Street Park is one such space. Factors such as ageing equipment and structures reaching the end of their useful life, coupled with demographic changes in the area provided the basis for this significant makeover.”
“Having said that, not all the equipment is new, and some kids will recognise their old favourites like the seesaw that’s had a new lick of paint.”
“Apart from the pathways and landscaping using plants, sandstone blocks and boulders, natural timber features, turf and soft-fall areas, there is new seating, shelter and a BBQ, making any outdoor party a breeze.”
With the residential population of Alexandra Hills is expected to increase by 1,001 people to 18,307 residents by 2026, Division 7 Councillor Murray Elliott says Council is putting a lot of emphasis on community spaces and well-developed parklands to deliver leisure spaces and other benefits to the adjacent populations.
“Parks, of all shapes and sizes, are where people go to get away or to get together, designs aim to meet the play needs of a diverse community including various ages, and different backgrounds and abilities.”