Construction is underway on Harmony’s second grand linear park, an expansive four-hectare project delivering on its promise to provide exceptional greenspaces for Palmview, Queensland, locals to enjoy.
Set to open in early 2024, Harmony’s second grand linear park consolidates four one-hectare local parks into a cohesive four-hectare linear park, stretching a total of 450 metres long and adding the equivalent of six-and-a-half international football fields’ worth of parks, playgrounds and greenspace for the community to enjoy.
Principal Senior Landscape Architect, Shelley Martin, from AECOM – the design team behind the new park – said the greenspace will serve as the ‘natural heart’ of the neighborhood.
“The parklands positioning at the heart of the Southern neighbourhood, an urban footprint wrapped and integrated with environmental rehabilitation, created an opportunity for us to draw on the strong biodiversity conservation component,” Ms Martin said.
Around 25,000 native plants and over 900 trees were strategically planted throughout the parklands to create a connected canopy linking the park to its surrounding rehabilitation areas, and the new park will include two play and shelter nodes, two fitness stations and associated oner-kilometre fitness circuit path for pedestrian and cyclist use.
The design process involved two years of collaborative consultation between AVID’s Development team and AECOM to meet design requirements, overcome challenges, and ensure amenity and recreational assets highly valued by the community remained priority.
Key features include:
* Elevated play towers, slide, tunnel mounds, bird nest, swings, spinners, and climbers
* One-kilometre pedestrian and cycle circuit
* Kick and throw lawns with soccer goals. and
* Static gym equipment.
See more detail at harmony.avid.com.au.