The Watermelon Water Play Area at the Chinchilla Botanic Parklands is one step closer to completion, with the main bucket feature structure now in place at the site. While the water is not yet connected, the bucket, smaller sprinkler jets and watermelon pop jets are in place at the Parklands and Council is excited to show them off.

Spokesperson for Parks and Open Spaces, Councillor Carolyn Tillman said she was looking forward to the Chinchilla community seeing all the great features of the Parklands.”We are so excited about the Watermelon Water Play Area at the Parklands — it will be Queensland’s only water park west of the coastline and we can’t wait for the Chinchilla community to have some fun with it,” she said. “One of the best things about the water play area is the specially designed ‘Splash Pad’, which allows water to be drained, quality treated and recycled so each day of operation will only use the equivalent of a small Chinchilla household’s daily water consumption. We know water is a precious resource so that’s really important to us, and we’re really looking forward to showing off this great space to all our residents and visitors.”

The Watermelon Water Play Area will operate between selected daylight hours, with more information to come. Council has also completed most shelters and structures at the Parklands and installed new signage at the three main entrances. Installation of the main stage structure is due to be completed this week and the ceremonial lawn is ready for the refurbished cenotaph to be delivered and installed in the coming weeks.

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