Mayor launches city-wide parks survey

19 August 2016

Mayor Tom Tate has today called on all Gold Coasters to “shape their future parks’’ in a city-wide survey launched at Lions Park in Helensvale.

“We have 2200 parks and they belong to ratepayers,’’ he said.

“This year, we’ve budgeted $77.3 million for our parks. This will go towards maintaining and protecting our open public spaces and creating new parks for everyone to enjoy.

“But the needs of park users are changing so it is timely to launch a city-wide survey to ensure what people want in their parks is planned and budgeted for.’’

Across the city’s 2200 parks, there are 390 barbeques, 202 public toilets, 250 kilometres of walking/cycle paths, 1500 picnic shelters, 400 sporting clubs and 200 sporting fields.

Mayor Tate visited Lions Park in Helensvale to launch the survey. That park has just completed a $160,000 refurbishment.

“I’m delighted with the refurbishment and know local families will get so much enjoyment from playing here and creating memories every day,” said Divisional Councillor, William Owen-Jones.

Gold Coast residents and visitors are encouraged to complete the online survey at to go into the draw to win one of two $500 bicycle vouchers on offer.

The survey closes on 9 September.

Mayor launches city-wide parks survey photo