26 May, 2021
New childrens park a hit at Toogoolawah
A POPULAR playground at Toogoolawah reopened to the community on Friday, 21 May after undergoing a facelift.
Late last year Somerset Regional Council consulted with the community to see how they wanted Children’s Park transformed.
The revamped playground includes play equipment suitable for children aged between one and 12.
Somerset Councillor Kylee Isidro welcomed the upgrade and said it was a great asset to the region.
“It’s a great park that offers plenty of variety for children of all ages and it’s complete with a shade structure,” Cr Isidro said.
“I took my two girls, Maddison and Maggie, and their friend Grace there on Friday when the park reopened, and they all had a fantastic time.
“We weren’t the only ones, there were plenty of other children who took advantage of the park reopening and congregated there with their families after school finished on Friday. It was great to see.”
Council will also be installing a plaque at the park recognising the contributions of the late Lester Williams.
Mr Williams was born at Esk in 1912 and spent his life working and volunteering in the region including as a cattle grazier, life member of the Toogoolawah Show Society, served 23 years on Esk Shire Council and more.
Somerset Regional Council received a request from a resident asking council to investigate suitability.
Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said all councillors supported a plaque being installed at the park in honour of Mr Williams.
The new $100,000 playground is fully funded by the Queensland Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning’s Covid Works for Queensland program.