Gladstone Lions Park opening postponed for a week
Wet weather has forced Gladstone Regional Council to postpone the official opening of the Lions Park redevelopment until Saturday, December 16.
The park was to have opened this Saturday but consistent rain in the past two days has delayed some finishing touches.
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said the weather had prevented some fine tuning being done to make the site safe for the crowds expected to attend.
“We wanted to try and establish turf and plants before Saturday but the rain has turned sections of the park into muddy bogs,” Councillor Burnett said.
Councillor Cindi Bush said the decision to postpone the opening event was made as soon as possible at the start of the week.
“Our Parks team was conscious of giving people plenty of notice rather than leaving the decision closer to the original opening date.”
The event will go ahead on December 16 as originally planned with live entertainment, a sausage sizzle, free giveaways and some surprises to be revealed closer to the day.
This redevelopment is a joint initiative of Gladstone Regional Council and the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program.