What’s different about one of Dalby’s most popular parks
FOR as long as Lions Club member Julianne Shipway can remember, Dalby’s Lions Park has stood proudly on the corner of Curtis Street and the Moonie Highway.
However in the interest of safety and wanting to draw more people to the park, Mrs Shipway and the club called upon council to add to its facilities.
As a part of the Western Downs Regional Council’s capital works program, the park will undergo upgrades to improve safety for visitors.
The new black powder coated fence adds an impressive aesthetic to the park while ensuring children are kept safe from highway traffic.
Recreational Spaces and Cemeteries spokeswoman councillor Carolyn Tillman said the upgrade not only enhances the look of the Lions Park but will also entice travellers to use it as a resting spot.
“Council has provided many upgrades to this park over the years however the striking new fence adds another great feature to the space,” Cr Tillman said.
“Our parks and open spaces play a big part in our active vibrant communities so I’m proud to see so many advancements happening around the region as part of our capital works programs.
“The Dalby Lions Park features toddler appropriate play equipment and this fence adds an important safety feature ensuring the little ones are kept well away from the road which gives parents that extra peace of mind.
“This park is the perfect facility for travellers as it offers public toilets and is the prime position on the Moonie Highway to offer our visitors a nice place to stop, rest and spend some extra time in our town.”
Mrs Shipway has also noticed an increased presence at the park since the changes were made.
“Since the new equipment and fencing has been put in, I’ve noticed a lot more people bringing their children to the park and there seems to be someone there all the time because it’s in the perfect location,” she said.
“On top of the Council upgrades, the Lions Club are also looking to complete more work on the picnic shelter area for our Centennial Lions Project.”
To find out more about Council’s upcoming works and projects visit www.wdrc.qld.gov.au or contact 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624).