Facelift for Alex Hills park the latest in $13.8 million Redland City Council upgrades program

FACELIFT: New exercise equipment has been installed at Chipping Drive Park, Alexandra Hills.
FACELIFT: New exercise equipment has been installed at Chipping Drive Park, Alexandra Hills.

AN Alexandra Hills park is the latest to get a facelift in a $13.8 million council program to upgrade playgrounds and sports fields across the Redlands.

Chipping Drive Park has received a $130,000 upgrade, with new bike and scooter play facilities including traffic signs, a zebra crossing, bike humps and traffic obstacles.

It also has fitness equipment including a dexterity bar, shoulder wheel and wobble board.

Mayor Karen Williams said she expected kids would enjoy the real road feel of the play space.

"We've recently seen interest in bike and scooter play elements at other newly-opened Redlands Coast parks, such as Raby Esplanade Park," she said.

Division 7 councillor Rowanne McKenzie said the revamp would also provide fitness equipment to support locals' health and wellbeing.

ON THE ROAD: New bike and scooter play facilities include traffic signs, a zebra crossing, bike humps and traffic obstacles.

ON THE ROAD: New bike and scooter play facilities include traffic signs, a zebra crossing, bike humps and traffic obstacles.

"The fitness equipment at Chipping Drive will appeal to locals who recognise the value in keeping fit and healthy at all ages," Cr McKenzie said.

"Local community members might enjoy the chance to try out new additions like the wobble board, which engages your whole body to support a healthy posture, improve balance and coordination, and develop core strength.

"I hope residents young and old in this lovely neighbourhood will enjoy the improvements to this well-connected park for years to come."