New foreshore playground open for Easter

Media Release 18 April 2019

The Easter Bunny has come early for Whitsunday Region families and visitors with the amazing new Airlie Beach foreshore playground open tomorrow (Good Friday).

Boasting a huge 10.5metre high skywalk, sky cabins, mega slides, rope bridge and multi-level pirate ship the playground is sure to be a hit.

The new playground also includes a climbing net, three gigantic slides and a Pirate Ship playground for younger children.

Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Andrew Willcox said the playground ticks the boxes for kids of all ages.

“The fences will start coming down in May as stages are completed but we are excited to be able to open the playground area in time for the Easter break,” he said.

“The design offers the latest in modern playground facilities making the foreshore a popular attraction for families and visitors.

“The slides and equipment are constructed using a special heatproof material which protects against our north Queensland sun.

“It will be an incredible view of the Airlie Foreshore and Coral Sea from the top of the slides and rope bridge – this playground is going to be a paradise for kids of all ages,” Mayor Willcox said.

Located next to the new dedicated carpark and open landscaped lawns, the playground includes shade sails and sheltered seating.

The Airlie Beach Foreshore project has been funded through the Queensland Government’s Building our Regions fund.

Eligible works have also been jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

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