A $1.1 million upgrade to Point Lookout's Headland Park will include new whale and turtle play structures, picnic facilities and concreting an unsealed car park.
Popular with locals and visitors, the park provides access to the gorge walk.
Mayor Karen Williams said the upgrade would ensure the space continued to meet the needs of a growing population into the future.
"Council has undertaken community consultation on Headland Park at various times during the past 10 years, which has resulted in the development of a park master plan and concept plan.
"The current upgrade has taken into consideration safety and accessibility requirements as well as the park's unique natural setting," she said.
Cr Peter Mitchell said the old play equipment would be removed from its current location near the bus stop and a new playground would be installed at the eastern end of the park.
"This new, larger playground will provide a safe area for children to play, with improved access and connection to existing facilities," he said.
Works will include marine-inspired equipment including whale and turtle play structures, a dolphin spring toy and a cone shell cubby. There will also be a wheelchair-accessible carousel.
"The unsealed car park will be concreted to reduce ongoing maintenance and environmental issues relating to material being washed into the reserve during heavy rain or being blown about in windy conditions," Cr Mitchell said.
The upgrade also includes picnic facilities, a new drinking fountain and water tap, a relocated waste and recycling bin enclosure, and installation of a swinging park gate, safety barrier fencing and handrails to stairs.
The park will be closed for the duration of the project, but the main car park, toilets and nursery will remain open.
Works are expected to be completed by late August, weather permitting.
The Headland Park upgrade forms part of council's $13.8 million commitment to improve popular community parks and sports fields this financial year.
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