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Tamborine Mountain Unwraps Christmas Gifts

A new play space inspired by Tamborine Mountain's natural environment has opened just in time for Christmas.

Yesterday, Thursday 20 December, Scenic Rim Regional Council Acting Mayor Rick Stanfield, joined Tamborine Mountain Lions Club Past President Tony Hall in opening Lions Park.

Features of the park include carved timber butterfly totem poles, a dry creek bed, scramble net, tri-tramp net, an embankment slide, a fallen tree and an inclusive swing seat which promotes truly accessible play.

Cr Stanfield said the playground embodied the nature surrounding the area and allowed a commemorative space to recognise the centenary of the foundation of Lions International.

"The Lions Club have worked for more than three years to make this park a reality," he said.

"We thank them for their efforts in creating the fallen tree which allows our children to climb and enhance sensory education through play."

The park is a team effort between Scenic Rim Regional Council and the Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain which contributed $45,000, including a State Government grant.

Cr Stanfield said the nature-play space was the most recent to upgraded as part of Council's 10-year $2.5 million Playground Strategy.

"Projects like these illustrate how council's investment in infrastructure provides not only core assets, such as roads and bridges, but also community facilities and amenities which help make our towns and villages a great place to live and raise a family," he said.

"We are looking forward to 2019 where we will also see play spaces upgraded in Springleigh Park at Boonah and Moffatt Park at Aratula."