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26 June, 2023

Mareeba splash park grand opening

FAMILIES flocked to the grand opening of Mareeba’s new Splash Park on Saturday, with great weather making the day ideal.


Charlie and James Kirk playing in the new splash park.
Charlie and James Kirk playing in the new splash park.

FAMILIES flocked to the grand opening of Mareeba’s new Splash Park on Saturday, with great weather making the day ideal.

The $1.5 million facility was officially opened at Mareeba Aquatic Centre on Saturday 24 June by Mareeba Mayor Angela Toppin, with State Member for Cook Cynthia Lui unable to attend due to illness. The park has a variety of unique water spray areas with interactive play elements like frogs, turtles, waterbugs, sailboats, palm trees, a boat wheel, spray loop and tip buckets. Saturday’s event also celebrated the heating of the 50m pool.

The Queensland Government provided Mareeba Shire Council with $1.5 million for the Splash Park and $150,000 for the 50m pool heating. Mareeba shire contributed $45,000.

“The 50-metre pool used to close each winter from June to August due to the cold weather so now it can be used year-round for learn to swim, senior’s aqua fitness and physiotherapy programs and by the Mareeba Swimming Club,” Ms Lui said.

(ALL PHOTOS: Denim and Lace Photograph)

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