Brisbane Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner has officially reopened the city’s Grinstead and Shand parks following a $3.3 million makeover.
The adjoining parks, which now feature world-class facilities, will become a new destination for family fun in the city, the Lord Mayor said.
“The days of our parks consisting of just a lonely set of steel swing left sitting in the sun are over,” said Lord Mayor Schrinner.
“Nowhere is this more evident than this luscious 20 hectare parkland on Brisbane’s northside.
“Every parent, grandparent and carer knows the value of being able to take their kids to a great park for some free outdoor fun.
“I’m sure what we’ve achieved here will see parents from across Brisbane make use of these facilities.”
The improvements include a new play tower, timber tepee, musical flowers and discovery trail as well as improved accessibility and picnic facilities in Grinstead Park.
Next door in Shand Park, a new bike skills track has been added along with an improved skate half pipe, picnic shelters and additional parking.
“Last week we officially opened Hanlon Park / Bur-uda, where we transformed a century-old concrete drain into a must-visit piece of greenspace in Stones Corner.”
“It’s fantastic to be able to follow that up with a community event to mark the opening of all these additional facilities at Grinstead and Shand parks,” the Lord Mayor said.