Redland City Council want to hear what Beth Boyd Park upgrade works are important to the community

UPGRADE: Thorneside Beth Boyd Park. Photo: Archives
UPGRADE: Thorneside Beth Boyd Park. Photo: Archives

RESIDENTS can have their say on the upgrade of Thorneside's Beth Boyd Park.

Mayor Karen Williams said the coastal park had been popular with many people for a long time and was now set to become even better.

"Before detailed design starts we want to hear what park upgrade works are important to the community.

"Perhaps it's increased seating, pathways or shade, or a special foreshore experience or something else," she said.

She encouraged residents to tell council what play theme, equipment and experiences they wanted to see in the upgrades.

Cr Paul Bishop said he looked forward to hearing what the community would like to enjoy at the park.

"This much-loved community park is in a sensitive natural area that is loved by people and supports significant native plants, birds and wildlife.

"Some park play elements are likely to remain, such as renewal of the hill slide and pedal swing, while other elements will be completely new," he said.

Cr Bishop said sadly, officers had said the boat needed to be removed due to poor structural integrity and its position within a road reserve, erosion-prone coastal protection area and high storm tide inundation area.

Cr Williams said Beth Boyd Park was part of a broader precinct that included Queens Esplanade and Aquatic Paradise Park West.

"The natural foreshore areas of this precinct are important to Redlands Coast, with responsibility for different parts of it falling under local, state and federal government jurisdictions," she said.

In addition to the Beth Boyd Park upgrades, new bike racks were recently installed at Aquatic Paradise Park West, and future plans include foreshore protection works along Queens Esplanade.

Council invited residents to also tell them what they valued about the precinct to help inform future planning for the broader area.

For more information about the Thorneside precinct, or to have your say on what play experiences and improvements you think should be prioritised at Beth Boyd Park go to yoursay.redland.qld.gov.au