An innovative upgrade which includes an adventure playground, a 20-metre-long flying fox and an outdoor table tennis table is scheduled to begin next month at the Albert River Park in Eagleby.

The popular riverfront park is on the corner of Fryar Road and Ramu Street.

The new adventure playground will have cabins, nets, bridges, ladders and slides protected by shade sails.

The surrounding area will be terraced and will feature modern outdoor furniture on concreted areas painted to look like picnic rugs.

The playground will be flanked by low walls for additional seating.

The new 20-metre flying fox will be located on a grassed area, adjacent to the proposed new playground.

City Lifestyle Committee Chairperson, Councillor Laurie Koranski said the $720,000 upgrade was designed to provide a modern, shaded and integrated playground.

“This upgrade will deliver a park that will be an entertaining and engaging playground for children of all ages,” Cr Koranski said.

“With plenty of seating and lots of shaded areas, I can see families enjoying many hours of fun and relaxation in this fabulous Council facility.”

Division 12 Councillor Karen Murphy said Albert River Park is popular among local children who regularly use its skate bowl, basketball court and existing playground.

“The skate bowl will be repainted with a bright yellow geometric pattern while the existing playground will be repainted to tie in with the new equipment,” Cr Murphy said.

“The upgrade will not only be a great addition for the residents of Eagleby but hopefully will make Albert River Park a popular destination for visitors from other parts of the city and even further afield.”

Works will start in late June and are scheduled to be completed by October, weather permitting.

There will be some disruption to the existing playground and skate bowl while they are being repainted, but this will be kept to a minimum.

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