03 September 2019   

3 min read
Action-packed free family fun day to launch new-look Pallara District Park.

An action-packed afternoon of free family entertainment from “bubble’’ sports for kids to a visit by Nickelodeon’s Skye of PAW Patrol will help launch an exciting $2 million-plus transformation of Pallara District Park, undertaken by Stockland in partnership with Brisbane City Council.

The high-energy celebrations, on 14 September from 2pm to 5pm, will give families their first opportunity to explore the new-look park, set to become a regional destination with its new central playground including an innovative 190-metre learn-to-ride bicycle circuit and 10-metre high climbing tower, swings, exercise stations with mobile app workouts, barbecue shelters and picnic areas.

David Laner, Queensland General Manager for Residential Communities at Stockland, encouraged everyone to join in the festivities at the park, located at the corner of Gooderham Road and Brookbent Road adjacent to Stockland’s thriving Pallara community.

“The celebrations will be a sight and sound spectacular and a fitting launch for the newly upgraded Pallara District Park, which reflects Stockland’s commitment to providing public spaces and opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy active and healthy lifestyles,’’ Mr Laner said.

“The new bike circuit, a key feature of the upgrade, has been designed to encourage children to get on their bikes and learn to ride in a safe environment and it complements a future network of bike paths stretching for kilometres throughout our Pallara community.’’

Children are encouraged to bring their bikes and test the loop, complete with speed humps, street markings, intersections and signage. Free one-hour workshops will offer expert tips on cycling for different ages and skill levels, and there will be free maintenance servicing for 30 bikes on the day.

Kids will also be able to explore a fire truck, meet Nickelodeon’s Skye from the animated series PAW Patrol, and dress in 1.5 metre high “bubble balls’’ for an afternoon of fun games including bubble soccer, sumo, tag, and bulldog.

Councillor Steve Griffiths (Moorooka) will be offering herb plants to complement a terracotta pot decorating workshop during the afternoon. Agility dogs will show off their amazing skills in a special demonstration, the team at Willawong Rehoming Animal Centre will conduct a workshop on animal care, and local police will be there to meet families and allow children to get up close to a police car.

Delicious treats will be available for purchase at a range of food trucks as well as an international-style marquee food court.

Families will also be able to find out more about the Oxley Creek Revitalisation project, to which Council has committed $100 million over 20 years. The project aims to create a lifestyle and leisure destination by connecting future parkland through a number of suburbs, including Pallara.

Mr Laner said Stockland’s Pallara community’s affordable lifestyle and wealth of natural green surroundings and open spaces were appealing to a wide range of customers, from first home.buyers to upgraders and families.

An exciting new community in Brisbane’s south-western growth corridor, Pallara is 19 kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD, and will feature more than 630 new homes across a variety of housing choice, a district park with an off-leash dog park, a feng shui-designed central park, childcare centre, proposed Translink service and proposed neighbourhood centre upon completion.

For more information, visit the Pallara Sales and Information Centre on the corner of Gooderham Road and Brookbent Road, Pallara, call 1300 619 561 or go to the website at www.stockland.com.au/Pallara