Exciting times are ahead for Ferny Grove with the unveiling of the first designs for a brand new kids’ aqua park.
The aqua park will be built by Brisbane City Council at the Keperra Picnic Grounds, corner of Upper Kedron Road and Samford Road and will sit next to the existing playground. Construction is set to commence in July 2018 and be completed by the end of the year. In addition, the facility will be open year round and free for all to enjoy.
The Ferny Grove Aqua Park will provide an interactive water play environment that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Key features will include:
• A level splash pad area which provides access for all.
• Elevated water play elements including discharge bucket, small tipping buckets, spray tunnel, water cannons, and overhead spray feature.
• 24 ground elements including arch sprays, stream jets, bubblers, misting ground sprayers and themed sprayers.
• An interactive water table that provides wheelchair access as well as toddler play.
• Tiered seating walls with new shade trees for viewing of water play area
• Additional picnic facilities with electric BBQ.
• Accessible pathways to provide access from carpark to water play, picnic facilities and amenities building.
To accommodate the forecasted popularity of this facility, reconfigured car parking including additional carpark spaces and mini-bus carparks are included in the design.
This park is set to be a hit with locals as Aqua Parks have become increasingly popular over the past few years according to recent statistics.
‘Over the peak summer period between September and January, Brisbane City Council’s 22 pools welcomed nearly 1.6 million people which is up around 17 percent on the previous year,’ said Brisbane City Council Graham Quirk.
The Gap Ward Councillor Steve Toomey said the project would deliver a range of new public facilities for the picnic grounds, creating a vibrant recreational hub for the community.
‘I will be seeking feedback from the community about the design, ahead of construction on the project commencing in July,’ said Cr Toomey.
Keep up to date with developments on Brisbane City Council’s website www.brisbane.qld.gov.au