PARK FUN: Tamar Richardson and her labrador fitness buddy Nina enjoy the upgrade of Ted Price Park.
PARK FUN: Tamar Richardson and her labrador fitness buddy Nina enjoy the upgrade of Ted Price Park. Tamara MacKenzie

Ted Price Park receives upgrade

JUST try and wipe the grin of Nina's face as she prances down the new walking path at Ted Price Park.

Her long tongue dangling over the edge of her canine teeth, eyes filled with wonder, the park adventures have just gotten one step better for her and her guardian Tamar Richardson.

The regular park goers are impressed with the recent upgrade, the perimeter pathway around Ted Price Park upgraded to a new asphalt surface to provide a safer pedestrian pathway for park users.

"It's definitely an improvement on the park, the track used to be dirt, which would often wash away in the rains,” Tamar said.

"Our home backs onto the park, so we use it quite regularly.

"There's lots of others who come to this park throughout the day - families, dog owners, fitness enthusiasts and kids - it's a very popular location.”

Rockhampton Region Councillor Ellen Smith said as the then-Deputy Mayor of Fitzroy Shire Council she officially opened the park in 2007, featuring a walking path and the region's first fenced, leash-free area for dogs.

Cr Smith, whose division incorporates the park, said the park's adjoining neighbours really stood up and took ownership of the space.

"By upgrading the pedestrian pathway we hope that Ted Price Park will continue to be an enjoyable environment for the public's recreation activities and that the positive community vibe will continue to be reinforced,” Cr Smith said.

The works on the pathway were scheduled on October 18 and were completed within two days to avoid too much disruption to park users.



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