The playground is officially open.
Mott Park C&K Kindergarten recently completed an extensive playground refurbishment thanks to funding from the Queensland Government and the Brisbane City Council. The kindy has been an institution on the Southside serving the community for over 70 years.
Greenslopes State member Ian Kaye MP and Holland Park Ward Councillor Ian McKenzie helped cut the colourful ribbon, designed by the Kindy children, to formally open the new playground at an event on Sunday 8 September 2013.
Mott Park C&K Kindy Co-Director, Libby Forbes said “This has been a dream ten years in the making for us. The children and staff love how the Kindy now looks and feels.”
The work, totalling nearly $100,000, included a new sandpit, play areas, pergola and cubby house as well as extensive landscaping. The Kindy funded the work thanks to substantial grant under the Renovation and Refurbishment Program, a joint initiative of the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments.
Ian Kaye MP said he was grateful for the valuable contribution community kindergartens like Mott Park C&K made to early childhood education in the area.
Cr Ian McKenzie paid tribute to efforts of the community working with Local and State government to improve the kindergarten for the benefit of our children.
In 2012 the Kindy fully renovated its interiors, removed all asbestos and enlisted famed Brisbane designer Harry Pearson to build its new
playground equipment. Pearson’s tree house-style playgrounds are seen across the City including New Farm Park, Majestic Park and Glindemann Park.
Kindy President Kevin Mar Fan acknowledged the hard work of the Kindy’s current and former management committees to secure the grants and manage the projects to give the kindy a new lease of life.