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Published February 21st 2021
An amazing addition to Gold Coast parklands
This weekend saw the opening of the highly anticipated adventure playground at Country Paradise Parklands. The $2.8 million redevelopment of this venue also included picnic shelters, barbecues, integrated footpaths, toilet facilities and over 100 car parking spaces. Despite the forecast of rain, a multitude of families (including mine) eagerly arrived to explore the playground, enjoy a picnic or wander through the beautiful grounds.
The adventure playground will delight visitors of all ages, offering challenging equipment for older children, dedicated play structures for younger children and nature play facilities for all to enjoy.
The most striking feature of the playground is an 11.5m windmill with an enclosed metal slide. This can be accessed by climbing nets, a rock climbing wall or a suspension bridge connected to a water tank observation deck. This platform boasts a secondary slide, whereby users slide over a series of metal rollers (this particular slide was a firm favourite for my two year old daughter!)
There are numerous opportunities for nature play, including log balance beams, vertical logs with climbing holds and a dry creek bed area with water play facilities. Here, children can use water pumps to fill a trough of water and/or direct water through the contours of the rocky ground. My children quickly teamed with others to dig rocks, create streams and build dams. A rain shower adds further excitement and water for play.
The adventure playground received glowing recommendations by all members of our family. With the opening of an onsite cafe pending, Country Paradise Parklands is set to be a destination attraction for both local and surrounding families.
A great playground Kerenza. It's beaut to see the little ones enjoying themselves while the oldies get enjoyment watching them. In my day a playground consisted of a swing and a see-saw, (remember them?)