Two Lockyer Valley parks are set to be sun safe this summer, all thanks to funding from the Australian Government.
Grantham's Bugler Park and Littleton Park at Gatton will soon sport all-new shade sails.
Lockyer Valley Parks, Gardens and Cemeteries Portfolio Councillor Janice Holstein said construction at Bugler Park is scheduled to begin next week, with Littleton Park to follow shortly after.
"While Bugler Park in Grantham does have a shelter, a shade sail wasn't installed at the time the playground was built and unfortunately that has meant the park is under-utilised, simply because it's too hot during the day in the warmer weather.
"Thanks to this funding, a new shade sail is being installed over the playground equipment, which is an exciting and welcomed addition to the facility," Cr Holstein said.
While Littleton Park does have a shade sail, it is deteriorating and in need of replacement.
"Replacing the existing shade sail will ensure the playground is not as hot in summer and will give protection to those who use the facility," Cr Holstein said.
For safety requirements, the playground at Littleton Park will be closed off during the removal and installation of the shade sail. It is anticipated this will only take one day. An area of Bugler Park will be barricaded off during construction for safety of the public. Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks residents for their understanding during the construction phase. Weather permitting, works will be completed by late November.
This Project is funded under the Australian Government's Drought Communities Program (DCP) Extension.
For further information, contact Council on 1300 005 872.