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20 April, 2022

Cool off at Mossman

A NEW splash park is set to help Mossman locals beat the summer heat after $1.5 million was announced to build splash parks in Mossman and Port Douglas.

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A tender is due to be released next month to build a splash park on the grass area at the Mossman pool while council progresses plans to build a custom-made water play area in Port Douglas. 

Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr said kids off all ages can enjoy the wonders of a splash park. 

“We have more than 1500 pre-schoolers and primary school students in Douglas Shire, many who live on farms, in Mossman and in our rural beachside neighbourhoods,” he said. 

“All kids young and old can choose their own level of getting wet at a splash park, while even smaller toddlers can tentatively make footprints. 

“Parents will love the shady picnic tables and BBQs nearby and they and older children can go into the 50-metre pool for a swim. It is the perfect place for families on hot sunny days.” 

Council will also be collecting feedback about whether a public pool in Port Douglas is needed in the long-term. 

Both the splash park and water play projects need to be completed before 31 May 2024.

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