Exclusive Pics: New Sugarworld all-abilities playground Opening!
A brand new all-abilities playground has increased outdoor recreation opportunities for children in South Cairns.
Located at Sugarworld Gardens in Edmonton, the playgrounds offer fun, safe and varied activities that can be enjoyed by children of all abilities.
Cairns Regional Council has partnered the Queensland Government in establishing the playgrounds.
“We welcome the Queensland Government’s commitment to providing safe play areas for all children,” Mayor Val Schier said.
“They feature accessible structures that promote participation and allow children of all abilities to play together.”
The Sugarworld All Abilities Playground (Hambledon Drive, Edmonton) was officially opened by Disabilities Minister Curtis Pitt yesterday, with a sausage sizzle and giveaways from 9am to 11am.
Among the play equipment are an accessible swing set, a bird’s nest swing, a bamboo maze and a sensory space with outdoor musical instruments.
Division 2 Councillor, Nancy Lanskey said, “In the growing southern corridor of Cairns, it is important to maintain outdoor recreation areas and opportunities for families to play together.”
The playground includes a double flying fox, a wheelchair-accessible carousel, bamboo maze and outdoor musical instruments.
A playground was also opened in Mossman to the joy of Cr. Julia Leu, “I pass that playground every day and it is already well-loved and used extensively” she said.
“This is something we have been working towards for a long time and I want to congratulate all staff who have been involved in such a successful project.”
The two playgrounds are among 16 being installed throughout the State and are jointly funded by Cairns Regional Council and the Queensland Government.