Makeovers and Improvements Set for Heathwood Parks and Recreational Spaces

Dunvegan Street Park
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Heathwood residents can look forward to improved recreational spaces, with improvement works for Rotary Park approaching completion and the eagerly anticipated transformation of Dunvegan Street Park about to commence.


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Dunvegan Street Park

Dunvegan Street Park will soon boast a brand-new multi-use games arena. The park currently features a playground equipped with a fort containing five swings and a shaded area, offering children the opportunity to swing, slide, and engage in play activities.

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Construction for the multi-use games arena is scheduled to commence in early June 2023. The addition of this state-of-the-art facility aims to create a safe environment for locals to engage in basketball and soccer, promoting active and healthy lifestyles.

As preparations for construction get underway, Brisbane City Council advises residents to anticipate minor detours or temporary closures in the vicinity of the park. 

Furthermore, limited parking availability, as well as noise and dust associated with construction activities, may be experienced by those in the vicinity.

Rotary Park

Rotary Park, another well-loved green space in Heathwood, has received a notable enhancement of its own after it was retrofitted with a sun shade cover.

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Previously known as Stapylton Park, Rotary Park features various amenities including tables with benches, a small playground, convenient bins for waste disposal, and ample on-street parking.

The installation of a playground shade sail at Rotary Park marks its inclusion in the city’s Sun-safe suburban playgrounds program

This program aims to create shaded areas in playgrounds, enabling the community to utilise these spaces more frequently, particularly during the scorching summer months.


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As part of this initiative, more than 50 shade sails will be installed across Brisbane, providing ample shade for residents and visitors. Additionally, numerous trees will be planted in parks throughout the city by the end of 2023, further contributing to the overall appeal and greenery of these outdoor spaces.

Published 25-May-2023