Jamboree Heights Parks, the Phil Denman Park at Loffs Road, and the nearby Newcomb Park in Riverhills recently received some much needed upgrades.
Following months of construction, Phil Denman Park’s toilet block is now complete. Councillor for Jamboree Ward Sarah Hutton announced the completion of the new toilet block in July 2021.
“I am committed to continuing these brilliant park upgrades. Having three boys that play in these parks and compete on local sporting fields, I understand how valuable these projects are for our community and I will be advocating for more,” said Cr Hutton.
Locals are happy to see these upgrades, with one mum even saying it was the only thing lacking in the park before. The Phil Denmark Park is conveniently located near schools and offers plenty parking spaces.
Located at the end of Beanland Street, Phil Denman Park is like a hidden gem featuring a playground for a variety of ages, a half and a full-size basketball court, a learn-to-bike facility, a rebound wall, dog parks, and a picnic shelter. There is something for kids of all ages–there are the lower play areas for the little ones and there are more challenging climbing rigs for the bigger children.
Like the Phil Denman Park, the Newcomb Park in Riverhills has been upgraded with a brand new shelter and BBQ, making it a great addition to the Riverhills Pontoon.
“Another perfect place in our local area to enjoy a short pit stop after a walk along the river, or to picnic with friends and family… after lockdown of course,” Cr Hutton wrote in a Facebook post.
Newcomb Park, located at 529 Summers Road, currently features accessible toilets, shelter, water, river views, wheelchair access, bikeway/walkway, BMX dirt jumps, and skating and rollerblading facilities.
“Really lovely little family park. Bit of everything crammed into a small space. Slides, swings etc. for the little ones, a scooter area, bmx track, basketball court and exercise area. A short walk away is a dog park and a public launch by the river,” said local Cobus van Wyk.
These upgrades are part of the $71 million allocated to parks in the Brisbane City Council 2020-21 budget aimed at building new playgrounds, picnic areas, shade trees, and other facilities across the suburbs. The Council manages over 2,100 parks, including suburban parklands and conservation areas.