Canungra's new playground to be a treat for children

A digital version of what the DJ Smith Park community playground is expected to look like upon completion. Photo: Supplied
A digital version of what the DJ Smith Park community playground is expected to look like upon completion. Photo: Supplied

THE opening of the DJ Smith Park community playground will be a jolly start to the Christmas season for children.

Play equipment in the treehouse-style area will be ready for little thrill seekers to use on Saturday, December 9.

Entertainment such as a jumping castle, face painting, baby animal shows and Santa Claus will make an appearance at the event.

Guests are welcome to enjoy the activities and a sausage sizzle on offer from 2pm.

Scenic Rim mayor Greg Christensen and Division 3 councillor Virginia West will officially open the playground at 3pm.

Cr Christensen said the DJ Smith Park playground represented an Australian first in playground design.

"The main play structure, which is styled as a treehouse, will be the first design combination of its kind in Australia," he said.

"It incorporates a large custom tower, tube swirl slide, two swoosh spiral slides and rock climbing structures, connected by bridges to two smaller towers.

"Other playground amenities will include a double-bay swing, including two single seat swings and a giant birds' nest swing; crawl-through log tunnel and custom log steppers; and a Global Motion rotating climbing frame.”

Cr Christensen said council planned to deliver six new playgrounds over the next two years.

DJ Smith Park is the third new playground to be constructed as part of council’s Playground Strategy.

This is followed by Billabong Park at Kooralbyn and Jubilee Park in Beaudesert which was completed earlier this year.

Other locations for the project is expected to include Tamborine Mountain, Boonah and Aratula.