Tryon Street Park, Other Brisbane Parks to Get Shade Sails Soon

Shade sails are making their way into Brisbane playgrounds within the next 12 months, including Tryon Street Park in Upper Mount Gravatt.

Did you know that Queensland has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world? 

The vast majority of these skin cancers, including melanoma, are brought on by excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and other artificial sources, according to Cancer Council Queensland. But, there are techniques to safeguard yourself and lessen your risk, such as utilizing trees or shade structures to find shade.

Thankfully, Brisbane City Council has got us covered with its Sun-safe suburban playgrounds program. To make our playgrounds and equipment cooler and lessen exposure to sunlight and UV radiation, over 50 shade sails will be built and trees will be planted at parks throughout the city over the course of the next 12 months, including Tryon Street Park in Upper Mount Gravatt.

Depending on the size and condition of the site, council estimates that installing the shade sail will take three to five weeks. Anticipate some modest construction noise and more activity at the location, where work typically takes place from 6:30 to 6:30 pm, Monday through Saturday.

The list of playgrounds included in the Sun-safe suburban playgrounds program is as follows:

Akuna Street ParkKenmoreMarch – April
Austin Uhlmann ParkMorningsideMarch – April
Bacton Road ParkChandlerTo be confirmed
Barwin Street ParkWakerleyMay – June
Beckett Road ParkMcDowallMay – June
Bliss Street ParkGaythorneApril – May
Breene Court ParkCarindaleTo be confirmed
Broula ParkStafford HeightsApril – May
Buckley Street ParkCarina HeightsMarch – April
Cannon Hill Bushland ReserveCannon HillMarch – April
Castamore Way ParkRichlandsMay – June
Chester Park ReserveMount Gravatt EastApril – May
Crawford Road ParkWynnum WestApril – May
Dianthus Street Park (South)WakerleyMarch – April
Doulton Street ParkCalamvaleMarch – May
Ed Kuepper ParkOxleyApril May
Ekibin Park EastGreenslopesTo be confirmed
Ekibin Park SouthAnnerleyApril – May
Fernwood Place ParkTaigumTo be confirmed
Ferny Grove Picnic Ground ParkFerny GroveApril – May
Fiddlewood Crescent ParkBellbowrieMarch – April
Fig Tree Pocket Riverside ReserveFig Tree PocketApril – May
Frank Sleeman ParkBoondallTo be confirmed
Garrett ParkRuncornMarch – May
Gordon CrescentWakerleyMarch – April
Greenhills ParkAlderleyMarch – April
Hamish Street ParkCalamvaleTo be confirmed
Harry Kirby ParkAspleyApril – May
Heers ParkManly WestApril – May
Kalinga ParkKalingaMay – June
Kings ParkKeperraApril – May
Kitchener ParkWynnum WestTo be confirmed
Kuranda Street ParkBalmoralMarch – April
Lambertia Close ParkMount Gravatt EastTo be confirmed
Linacre Street ParkDurackApril – May
Milton Urban CommonMiltonTo be confirmed
Mingoola ParkMurarrieTo be confirmed
Moora ParkShorncliffeApril – May
Narrung Street ParkMiddle ParkApril – May
Nixon ParkOxleyApril – May
O’Callaghan ParkZillmereTo be confirmed
Orleigh ParkWest EndTo be confirmed
Robert Hanley ParkSeven HillsMarch – April
Robinson ParkRichlandsTo be confirmed
Ross ParkNundahTo be confirmed
Rotary ParkHeathwoodMarch – May
Sanananda ParkDarraApril – May
Selkirk Crescent ParkUpper KedronTo be confirmed
Sunset Place ParkMcDowallTo be confirmed
Tryon Street ParkUpper Mount GravattMarch – May

For its clean and green initiative, council has also set aside more than $580.2 million, including $106 million for new parks and improvements including the construction of scooter tracks and ninja courses.

Published 31-March-2023