26 February, 2023
Feedback wanted on new Douglas splash park
THE Port Douglas community are being asked to choose between two potential locations for the town’s new splash park.
Council secured funding to build a splash park and is working towards delivering the project in 2024 while also investigating the community’s appetite for a second public swimming pool.
There are two locations being considered – Jalunbu Park behind the Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club and Reynolds Park, on Davidson Street.
Feedback is being sought about the preferred location and key features to inform the design during an extensive engagement schedule in February 2023.
Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr said council wanted feedback on which location is the best and why.
“We are investigating building an aquatic precinct at one of these locations so we would like the community to tell us their top choice and what features they would like to see,” he said.
“Council will use this information to create a nature-based design and build a zero-depth water play area that reflects our beautiful natural environment and is suitable for a world-class tourism town.
“We will also be asking the community whether they believe a second public swimming pool is needed and providing further details about anticipated financial impacts on council’s budgets.
“Already more than 300 people have registered their interest via council’s website which is fantastic to see.”
People can register for Port Douglas Aquatic Precinct project updates at a dedicated webpage here douglas.qld.gov.au/port-douglas-splash-park