A Ninja Warrior inspired park opened in Flagstone over the weekend, with 300 families attending the launch event of Latitude Park on Saturday 22 July. The new park is property developer Peet’s latest addition to over ten hectares of existing parklands in the area, ensuring Flagstone is never short of fun and adventure for the whole family.
Designed for aspiring Ninja Warriors aged 13 and up, the course features seven obstacles inspired by the popular television show. Ninja Warrior athletes and Logan-Beaudesert locals, Emma and Kobe Teede, led the launch event last Saturday, demonstrating the equipment and offering tips to aspiring athletes. The pair then took to the course to test their skills against locals in the inaugural Flagstone Ninja Pro competition, where Trent Kozlowski and Kobe Teede were crowned the winners.
Flagstone Project Director, Troy Thompson, said the new park and Flagstone Ninja Pro competition demonstrated Peet’s commitment to delivering both the community and wider region with world-class amenities.
“As Flagstone is one of the fastest growing areas in Queensland, we’re committed to ensuring the continued development of unique amenities like Latitude Park, as they’re great places for locals to come together and get active. It was great to see so many people giving the course a go and enjoying the fun, skill, and community spirit. It’s a real showcase of what makes Flagstone the great community it is.”
The Flagstone Ninja Pro competition saw locals compete across four categories on the 70m-long obstacle course, which includes a Double Turbo Challenge, a Jump Pod Set, Over Under Bars, a Double Overhead Ladder, a Balance Beam, Combi Steps, a Square pull-up station and a Vertical Net, all designed to test users’ agility, balance, coordination, and speed. Alongside the unique obstacle course, Latitude Park also includes children’s sensory equipment, a shaded play area, barbecues, tables, and benches for locals to relax.
Australian Ninja Warrior athlete, Emma Teede, hopes to see the Flagstone Ninja Pro continue as a standalone event over the coming years.
“The Flagstone Ninja Pro competition is a great initiative – the more people who can get outside, get fit and create that sense of community amongst both the sport and the region, the better. We want to see the sport gain visibility and become part of the Olympics. The push for that begins here at a grassroots level. Facilities like Latitude Park help to lift the profile and exposure to our sport giving the young and young-at-heart a place to test their skills and learn more about obstacle sports.
“It is inspiring to think that the athletes of tomorrow could be taking to the Latitude Park course today. Encouraging this enthusiasm within the community is so important, especially as obstacle sports grow in popularity and professional recognition” she concluded.
Emma is the president of Obstacle Australia, leading the campaign to introduce obstacle sports as part of a new-look modern pentathlon event at the Olympics. Emma and Kobe compete on a world stage themselves, with the pair set to fly out to Belgium this week to compete at the OCR World Championships in September.