The new playground bringing fairytales to life
Published: 01 Jul 2014
The new adventure playground at Underwood Park – the largest of its kind in the country – was officially unveiled today at a special community event.
Local families came along to try out the highly-anticipated Peter Pan-style playground in Priestdale, which will now be known as FUNderwood Hollow.
The community was invited to be involved in the project by suggesting a catchy and creative name for the playground.
Councillor Lisa Bradley (Division 1) said she was overwhelmed by the number of thoughtful and creative submissions.
"It was impossible to pick just one, so the new name was inspired by a number of suggestions," she said.
"This has been a community project from start to finish, from the design, which was based on pictures drawn by local children of what they wanted to see in the park, to the community coming up with the name."
Cr Bradley said local families were eager to try out the new playground for themselves.
"People visiting Underwood Park could see the castles going up and the bridges being installed and it was creating a real buzz in the community," she said.
"Underwood Park was already a popular place to visit, but this playground has made it something really special.
"The castle-themed towers will create a different adventure experience for children to play among the trees, some five metres from the ground, while the lush landscaping and picnic facilities make it a place parents can equally enjoy.
"Families will travel from all corners of South-East Queensland to check out the new FUNderwood Hollow playground and to spend the day in Underwood Park."
Underwood Playground was designed for children between the ages of five and 16 and incorporates physically challenging equipment, scramble nets, rope, bridges and a flying fox.