New play and exercise equipment at Black Gully Park

JOIN locals who have already discovered new play and exercising opportunities at Black Gully Park.

Toowoomba Regional Council's Environmental Health, Parks and Recreation portfolio leader councillor Sue Englart said the installation of new play and exercise equipment was part of improvements at Black Gully Reserve, adjacent to Holbertson St between Teasdale Av and Oakleigh St.

"Not only are people able to have fun and exercise safely, the new fenced dog off-leash area across the road at Clearview St Park has also been completed, where our canine friends can do the same," she said.

"The Clearview St Park is only the second fully fenced dog off-leash park in Toowoomba City.

"It is a wonderful facility for dog owners and their pets, providing a safer environment for dogs to run free."

From a somewhat unloved and undeveloped park, the project has delivered new toilet facilities, a lit pathway, turfed areas for relaxation and the installation of low sandstone walls that help with drainage but provide a frame to the new spaces.

Cr Englart said the new swings, climbing frame and other play equipment are receiving a great deal of attention with the sand soft fall proving another sensory and creative play experience.

"This is a very welcome addition to the neighbourhood and one which I am sure will be enjoyed by families for a long time to come," she added.

"The improvements are the foundations to deliver on a key part of the Black Gully Parklands Concept Masterplan. The plan provides guidance to the long term development of this neighbourhood.

"The focus of the Black Gully Parklands is on promoting a healthy and active lifestyle with the emphasis on recreation and exercise."

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