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Media release

5 May 2022

Tweed Shire Council

Share ideas on upgrading Recreation Ground at Tweed Heads

Community ideas invited for new playground and park facilities

Recreation Ground
What facilities would you like to see at Recreation Ground at Tweed Heads? Let us know on our Your Say Tweed page.

Tweed residents are invited to help design a new playground and park facilities at Recreation Ground, Tweed Heads.

Currently, the park is used for informal sports and games, children’s play, markets and events, outdoor fitness, picnicking and walking. The aim of the project is to improve the quality of this park and recreation facilities on offer.

The community’s input will be used to develop a draft concept plan so the park is more welcoming and accessible for everyone to enjoy.

New facilities proposed for Recreation Ground include:

•    new play equipment for 2-12 year olds
•    teen and youth activities
•    scooter track
•    half-court basketball
•    climbing/bouldering wall
•    small-scale skate elements
•    built shade structure
•    new swings
•    accessible barbeques, picnic tables and seating
•    landscaping and more shade trees

Acting Manager Parks & Active Communities Murray Smith encouraged as many residents as possible to have their say on the project.

“We will be working on a plan to improve opportunities for children and young people to play. But we also want it to be enjoyed by everyone,” Mr Smith said.

“We want local residents, parents, grandparents, young people and children to share their ideas for the park’s upgrade. The short survey will take 10 minutes to complete and will close on Wednesday 1 June 2022.

“Once we have incorporated community feedback from this early stage of consultation into the draft concept plan, we will place it on public exhibition later in the year, so people have another opportunity to make comment before it is finalised. Construction of the park upgrade is scheduled to commence in late 2022.”

The project will be funded through a $200,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play program, with funds to be matched by Council.

This project is part of Council’s commitment in the Open Space Strategy (2019–2029) to protect and improve the quality of the Tweed's public open spaces.

Share your ideas by completing the community survey by 1 June 2022. Have your say online and visit yoursaytweed.com.au/recreationground.

Recreation Reserve Playground
A new playground will be installed at Recreation Ground following consultation with the community. 


Photo 1: Recreation Ground

Caption: What facilities would you like to see at Recreation Ground at Tweed Heads? Let us know on our Your Say Tweed page.

Photo 2: Recreation Reserve Playground

Caption: A new playground will be installed at Recreation Ground following consultation with the community. 

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