Wynnum Wading Pool Park playground upgrade

We are pleased to announce a new plan to upgrade the W. Poole playground next to the Whimsical Whale Park, of the Wynnum Wading Pool Park, Wynnum.

This project is part of Council’s commitment to enhancing and maintaining more than 2160 parks across the city which helps residents get outdoors and enjoy our city’s unique, sub-tropical lifestyle.



W. Poole playground at Wynnum Wading Pool Park, Wynnum Esplanade, Wynnum

Project outcomesUpgrade existing playground to include repairs or replacing existing equipment as well as install new facilities.

Community engagement has closed. Council will now investigate options to finalise and prepare the final concept plan.

About the project

After thoroughly assessing the playground area including equipment, the existing established heritage trees surrounding and conducting site investigations, Council has developed a draft improvement plan for playground upgrades that will meet the diverse needs of the community.

The upgrade proposes repairing or replacing old equipment (including spinners and rockers), as well as installing new equipment such as:

  • a new bridge structure providing an accessible link between existing play features
  • custom designed bathing boxes on a new boardwalk for interactive play
  • sand workshop play facilities
  • new play spaces under existing boardwalk and bridges
  • new boulders with carvings and artworks for tactile play and informal seating.

Download a copy of the draft improvement plan:

We are committed to protecting the natural heritage values of the area, and the proposed works in the draft Improvement plan will not have a negative impact on the existing vegetation or require Council to remove any existing trees.

Have your say

Council has now closed community consultation and would like to thank everyone who participated and provided their input into the project.

Council will now consider feedback received during the engagement period, along with further technical investigations, to help prepare the final plan which will be released in mid-2024.

Project timing

 October 2024Draft improvement plan released for community feedback.
Mid-2024Release final concept plan with details of work.
Future All proposed works will be subject to detailed design analysis, approvals, weather and availability of future funding.

More information

If you would like to find out more about the project, you can:

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