New Bilambil Heights playground is open for fun

Tweed Shire Council

The new Coral Street Park at Bilambil Heights opened today, ready for families to enjoy and just in time for the weekend.

The much-needed new playground has been designed to suit both little ones and older kids aged 2 to 12 years. The small neighbourhood park has been specifically designed for the needs of the local community which replaces a swing set that was there previously.

The $150,000 park upgrade and new playground was a key action from the Open Space Strategy (2019–2029) and was voted by the community as a priority project. Funding for this project was allocated last financial year by Council and planning for the park began in early 2021.

Council’s Acting Manager Parks and Active Communities Murray Smith said delivering important infrastructure such as this park was one of the ways Council was helping the Tweed’s people and places to thrive.

“We asked our community to choose what they would like to see in the new playground design, and now we’re pleased to invite residents to enjoy this wonderful new play space,” Mr Smith said.

The new park features nature play elements including water play, swings, a timber cubby house, equipment for climbing and exploring, community garden planters, accessible pathways, plenty of shade, seating, a picnic setting and a drinking fountain.

“It is bright and inviting with areas for the whole family to explore. This upgraded playground and surrounds is a wonderful addition for the Bilambil Heights community,” he said.

“The upgrade has been completed just in time for the school holidays and provides the perfect opportunity to get the kids and family outdoors, be active, healthy and have fun in the wonderful parks we have here in the Tweed.”

The new playground is located on the corner of Terranora Parade and Coral Street, Bilambil Heights and the local community is encouraged to walk to the park, due to limited parking in local streets.

Additional park upgrades that are due to open this year include:

  • Goorimahbah – Place of Stories Inclusive Park and Playspace, Jack Evans Boat Harbour, Tweed Heads
  • Chillingham Playground and Tennis Court, Chillingham
  • Fingal Foreshore Park, Fingal Head

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