A new park and playground is coming!
Creating vibrant and healthy communities is a priority for Council. We are planning to build a new park and playground on Riverview Parkway in Griffin.
Moreton Bay Regional Council is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia, and we need new community facilities to keep up with demand.
This will be a local recreation park designed to provide much needed informal recreation and leisure opportunities to the local community, appropriate to its setting and context. The park will also provide an important focal point for social interaction and enhance the visual amenity, landscape amenity and biodiversity values.
Draft concept design
Council has prepared a draft concept plan for
the new park which includes:
- a playground that caters for toddlers to school-age children with play equipment and soft-fall material
- small areas for kick-a-bout activities
- picnic spaces and bench seating
- pathways and structures
- water bubbler
- landscape planting.
Click on the documents to the right to view the draft design and proposed site location.
Recently some tree planting has been completed on the proposed site for the playground. Some of these trees will need to be relocated and/or replaced in other areas to enable the playground to be developed.
The playground equipment will adopt natural colours to fit with the adjacent bush and river areas and may include:
- play tower with slide
- balance equipment
- climbing equipment.
What you told us about the Draft Concept Design
Between 8 May and 5 June 2023, we asked you for feedback on a Draft Concept Design for a new park and playground of Riverview Parkway, Griffin.
We received 64 survey responses during the four-week consultation period. 84% of respondents were either supportive or very supportive of the proposed plan.
We asked you to rank your preferred play equipment from a selection of play towers, spinners and swings. Play tower option 1 was the clear favourite, while spinner option 2 and swing option 3 were the preferred options receiving the overall top scores. Of course, exactly what equipment is purchased will depend on the Desired Standards of Service for a ‘local recreation park’, best practice landscape design principles, site constraints, project budget and market quotes.
You also told us that you wanted to see:
We've published the full Engagement Summary Report so you can read about the consultation in more detail.
Thank you to everyone who completed the survey and provided feedback on the Draft Concept Plan and play equipment options.
We're currently revising the plan with your feedback and will share the final plans with you when they’re available.
Read the Engagement Summary Report by clicking here.