No more fun in parks
THE popular Queens Park is weeks away from being open to the public again after the floodwaters hit it particularly hard.
And work in the park may be prioritised behind other parks that have playgrounds for children and are popular with families.
During a tour of the park yesterday the devastation became obvious, with tonnes of trees downed by the floodwaters and thrown together.
Debris deposited by the flood remained high up in some of the trees that were still standing.
The story was different at Lake Ellen Heritage Hub, which seemed to have little damage.
In the last floods it took until May before the playground was reopened.
Bundaberg Regional Council health and regulatory services spokesman Wayne Honor said parks were going to be a real issue for the community's resilience.
"People will need places where they can go with their families," he said.
Cr Honor said Queens Park was more an environmental experience, but there were no embellishments for young children and families to use.
He said Lions Park, which had also been devastated by the floods, was very popular and well used by fishing families, families with young children and as an off-lead dog walking area.
Cr Honor said it was very sad to see the shape Lions Park was in now.
"It's just a moonscape now," he said.
Cr Honor said there was no timetable yet on when the parks would reopen.