Mount Isa updates All Abilities Family Fun Park with state funding

FRESH LOOK: Mount Isa Family Fun Park has a vibrant new look thanks to $840,000 in upgrades from state funding. Photo: supplied

FRESH LOOK: Mount Isa Family Fun Park has a vibrant new look thanks to $840,000 in upgrades from state funding. Photo: supplied

Mount Isa’s Family Fun Park is more fun than ever thanks to the Mount Isa City Council and a $840,000 upgrade.

Mayor Cr Joyce McCulloch said the works have taken several months to complete but the investment of time and money is worth it.

“The Fun Park was already one of the best and largest all abilities playground in Queensland, but we have managed to step it up a few notches,” Cr McCulloch said.

“From the extra shade to the new interactive play equipment, and updated seating, landscaping and lighting, I just know Mount Isa families are going to love it.”

The Fun Park upgrades include:

 additional shade structures

 new play equipment

 soft fall upgrade and renewal

 cycle track upgrade and repairs

 new seating and tables

 refurbishment of existing play equipment

 new landscaping

 CCTV.

Cr McCulloch said the project provided work to 12 local contractors and suppliers.

“This is all part of the council’s commitment to promote local jobs and make Mount Isa a more liveable and enjoyable place to raise a family,” Cr McCulloch said.

Cr McCulloch said the next project is right next door at the Skate Park.

“Council has received $695,000 from the state government’s Works for Queensland program to update the skate park,” she said.

“This is another exciting project and council has consulted widely with park users and the public to get the design right.

“Work will begin shortly to construct a new skate bowl, refurbish existing skate ramps, install new shade structures and drinking water fountains.

“We’ll also be installing lighting for the first time at the skate park in response to feedback and adding CCTV for security and peace of mind.

“We aim to have the upgraded park ready in time for the next school holidays.”

Cr McCulloch said council is keen to see more people enjoy the outdoors and has a range of projects underway or being assessed.

“This includes the Moondarra cycle track, and expansion of the city’s water reclamation scheme to green our parks and outdoor spaces," she said.

“Future priority park upgrades include Playway Park, which is a popular playground for young Isa families.

"It's overdue for a refresh and council is now investigating funding options."

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