It’s time to dig deep for our community parks and get your hands dirty during Parks Week 2020, 7-15 March.
To celebrate the Sunshine Coast’s many green spaces, families, locals and visitors are encouraged to roll up their sleeves with the Parks and Gardens team and plant native trees, to improve our natural assets.
We all know that each tree planted will help provide habitat for our local wildlife and create more shade for park users.
Trees provide environmental, social and economic benefits, such as insulating carbon, producing oxygen, filtering pollutants, providing shade and cooling local surrounds.
Our parks also provide much needed habitat, shelter and feed for our wildlife and have great benefits for children and families who take the time to enjoy our parks, by helping reduce stress, foster recovery and enhance concentration.
So head on down and plant a tree. There will be a morning tea and refreshments for those green thumbs who dig deep for our environment.
The Parks and Gardens team will be located at Forestwood Drive Park in Maroochydore on Saturday, 7 March from 8am-11am, and Little Mountain Common Park in Little Mountain on Saturday, 14 March from 8am-11am.
The team will be on hand to answer questions while helping green designated areas within the park.
A free community event will also be held at Brightwater’s Lake Edge Park in Mountain Creek on Saturday March 7 from 9am-11am where you can learn about all things park-related including community gardens, dog parks and responsible dog ownership.
Residents can enjoy free park activities such as yoga, shooting hoops, handball, hula hoops, skipping ropes and hopscotch and native trees will be given to the first 100 families who attend.
Learn some new workouts and build confidence at free demonstrations on the Park Fitness Station.
For more information about Parks Week events head to council’s website and search Healthy Sunshine Coast.
Parks Week 7-15, March 2020
Brightwater’s Lake Edge Park, Mountain Creek, 9am-11am, Saturday 7, March (located off Brightwater Boulevard opposite the boat ramp).
Forestwood Drive Park, Maroochydore, 8am-11am, Saturday 7, March.
Little Mountain Common Park, Little Mountain, 8am-11am, Saturday 14, March.