Harold Phillips Park Activation

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Council will partner with the community to design and develop a new all-ages, all abilities activation facility at Harold Phillips Park in Garbutt.

Quality green open spaces are a priority for our residents, workers, and visitors. Prospective park renewals will create a better-quality open space environment for everyone to enjoy, help keep our city cooler, and support biodiversity in our local area. Park renewals including activation upgrades contribute significantly to the livability and neighbourhood character of the identified suburb and are highly valued by the community.

The Queensland Government provided $1 million to Townsville City Council to upgrade Harold Phillips Park, including a new skate park, to enable Queenslanders to participate in sport and recreation activities.

This exciting evolutional project could potentially consider a complete renewal to the existing features within Harold Phillips Park conducted through extensive community consultation that potentially could modernise and provide a quality open space environment that can be fully utilised by all ages demographics and abilities.

Opportunities exist to explore the real potential of this open space precinct through several key areas, and Townsville City Council has taken the first steps in developing a conceptual plan for the Harold Phillips Park activation.

The Council is now inviting the community to participate in the next stage of consultation to explore and identify opportunities to improve the existing assets and user experience to work together in shaping the future of this activation precinct.

Please visit the Documents page to the right of this page to cover the Harold Phillips Park Activation Concept Plan for requested feedback and endorsement.

Why is this project necessary?

  • To improve recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy,
  • To promote child development through play, and
  • To increase inclusive and all-abilities play/activation spaces in Garbutt and surrounding suburbs

What is included in this consultation conceptual plan?

  • Connection to the broader open space network
  • Improving site connectivity and function that will include lighting to the sporting fields
  • Locating activators on the park environment, a substantial increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic, in turn, results in park activation
  • Ease of usability and ongoing maintenance
  • Shade and natural ventilation

Council advises that the delivery of this project will be conducted in stages with Stage 1 consisting of a detailed design of the skate park with an anticipated completion date by June 2022 with the construction of the skate park completed by 2024.

How can you get involved?

Council values community feedback on all our projects and invites residents, visitors, and user groups of the park to participate within this community consultation.

In-Person Community Consultation Engagement - Come and engage with Councillor Greaney concerning this park proposal and enjoy a delectable sausage sizzle for your time on Saturday, 27 November 2021, 11am - 1pm held within Harold Phillips Park.

How Long is the community consultation period?

Community consultation for the Harold Phillips Park 'Activation' opens Monday, 25 October, and will conclude on Friday, 10 December 2021.

Council will actively engage with residents, educational providers, and prominent groups to ensure co-design in collaboration, educational opportunities, and open space activation recourses are provided that will connect the community and provide a free destination for families to be physically active and socially connected.

Harold Phillips Park Activation, designed in partnership for future generations to enjoy.

Council will partner with the community to design and develop a new all-ages, all abilities activation facility at Harold Phillips Park in Garbutt.

Quality green open spaces are a priority for our residents, workers, and visitors. Prospective park renewals will create a better-quality open space environment for everyone to enjoy, help keep our city cooler, and support biodiversity in our local area. Park renewals including activation upgrades contribute significantly to the livability and neighbourhood character of the identified suburb and are highly valued by the community.

The Queensland Government provided $1 million to Townsville City Council to upgrade Harold Phillips Park, including a new skate park, to enable Queenslanders to participate in sport and recreation activities.

This exciting evolutional project could potentially consider a complete renewal to the existing features within Harold Phillips Park conducted through extensive community consultation that potentially could modernise and provide a quality open space environment that can be fully utilised by all ages demographics and abilities.

Opportunities exist to explore the real potential of this open space precinct through several key areas, and Townsville City Council has taken the first steps in developing a conceptual plan for the Harold Phillips Park activation.

The Council is now inviting the community to participate in the next stage of consultation to explore and identify opportunities to improve the existing assets and user experience to work together in shaping the future of this activation precinct.

Please visit the Documents page to the right of this page to cover the Harold Phillips Park Activation Concept Plan for requested feedback and endorsement.

Why is this project necessary?

  • To improve recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy,
  • To promote child development through play, and
  • To increase inclusive and all-abilities play/activation spaces in Garbutt and surrounding suburbs

What is included in this consultation conceptual plan?

  • Connection to the broader open space network
  • Improving site connectivity and function that will include lighting to the sporting fields
  • Locating activators on the park environment, a substantial increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic, in turn, results in park activation
  • Ease of usability and ongoing maintenance
  • Shade and natural ventilation

Council advises that the delivery of this project will be conducted in stages with Stage 1 consisting of a detailed design of the skate park with an anticipated completion date by June 2022 with the construction of the skate park completed by 2024.

How can you get involved?

Council values community feedback on all our projects and invites residents, visitors, and user groups of the park to participate within this community consultation.

In-Person Community Consultation Engagement - Come and engage with Councillor Greaney concerning this park proposal and enjoy a delectable sausage sizzle for your time on Saturday, 27 November 2021, 11am - 1pm held within Harold Phillips Park.

How Long is the community consultation period?

Community consultation for the Harold Phillips Park 'Activation' opens Monday, 25 October, and will conclude on Friday, 10 December 2021.

Council will actively engage with residents, educational providers, and prominent groups to ensure co-design in collaboration, educational opportunities, and open space activation recourses are provided that will connect the community and provide a free destination for families to be physically active and socially connected.

Harold Phillips Park Activation, designed in partnership for future generations to enjoy.

Page last updated: 30 November 2021, 17:01