Skippy Park Recreation Precinct
In 2001 Caloundra City Council purchased land on Old Landsborough Road, Landsborough, for the purpose of providing sport and recreation areas. Locals refer to this land as Skippy Park and it has been a work in progress since late 2009.
The Skippy Park concept plan was developed in partnership with local communities, and forms part of the Hinterland Recreation Study. The concept plan will guide the development of Skippy Park.
Stage 1 of the Skippy Park Natural Play Space was completed in July 2011 and features picnic shelters, barbeques, drinking fountains, landscaping, fencing, drainage, and playground equipment incorporating a number of natural play features like climbing trees and stepping stones.
Stage 2 of the playground commenced mid October 2012. This exciting addition to the playground will include a climbing net, dual flying fox, connecting pathways, timber footbridges, gardens and lawn.
Where to from here
Future budgets will see the addition of additional park shelters and furniture, signage and road work.
Council acquired Skippy Park after considering the outcomes of two previous planning studies: the draft Caloundra City Recreation Plan 1995 and the Caloundra City Open Space Plan 1999. Both studies identified the need for additional open space areas to meet the future needs of the growing Glasshouse Country communities.
Council developed a concept plan for Skippy Park in partnership with local communities, which formed part of the Hinterland Recreation Study. This study was endorsed by the former Caloundra City Council in 2005.
After completing community consultation in April and May 2010, council finalised the Skippy Park Natural Play Space Concept Design [PDF 2.5MB].
The revised concept plan is closely aligned with the original version.
View the revised concept plan [PDF 2.2MB].
The play space incorporates natural play features such as climbing trees and stepping stones, as opposed to the traditional hard infrastructure of forts, plastic castles and slides.
Other low key sporting activities which remain on the current plan include little athletics and dog obedience training. Council has no intention for any equestrian activities at Skippy Park.
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government funded the criterium (cycling) track as part of their National Bike Path funding program.
The Queensland State Government's Sport and Recreation Infrastructure Program has partly funded the sports field lighting.
The Skippy Park Natural Play Space has been part funded by the Federal Government's Regional and Local Communities Infrastructure Program.
For more information please contact the project officer on (07) 5420 8779.
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