Some Noosa playgrounds and skate parks to reopen

Headland Park Playground at Noosaville. Picture: Noosa Council

Some of Noosa’s playgrounds will reopen this week following the easing of coronavirus restrictions.

Families will also again be able to visit a number of skate parks and picnic shelters.

Council crews have started to remove barricades and tape from medium-sized playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment, park shelters and electric BBQs.

While many playgrounds will reopen, some popular ones will remain off-limits.

Playgrounds to remain closed include Pirate Park at Gympie Terrace, Peregian Beach Park, Splash Park in Tewantin and Apex Park in Cooroy.

“These playgrounds regularly attract more than 20 people so they don’t meet the Stage 2 restrictions.

“We plan to reopen these facilities in Stage 3 of the COVID-19 roadmap,” council  COVID response taskforce chair Kerri Contini said.

Skate parks set to reopen include Cooran, Pomona and Cooroy and the one next to the Splash Park in Tewantin.

However, skate parks at Sunshine Beach and Peregian Beach will remain closed as they generally attract more than 20 people.

Council has completed a comprehensive assessment of public facilities and in line with the latest easing of restrictions, there is minimal risk to playground users if social distancing and good hygiene practises are followed.

“Signage will remain in place, outlining that all users have a responsibility to keep themselves and others safe by practising social distancing, and washing hands before and after touching equipment,” Ms Contini said.