A blog about Lamb Island in Moreton Bay, Queensland – a unique little paradise under forty kilometres as the seagull flies from Brisbane CBD.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Where do the children play?

Cat Stevens’ lament about urbanisation (from 1970, can you believe?) still doesn’t apply to Lamb Island, where the kids play all over the place. This is one of two playground areas on the island, this one adjacent to the swimming enclosure, and on the edge of public parkland that stretches all the way to the recreation club at the distant right of this picture. Out of frame at right is an area that occasionally serves as cricket field and also as the landing area for helicopters when someone has to be evacuated to hospital in a hurry. This entire precinct has been earmarked for a major ‘upgrade’, but at this stage it’s only in the form of the concept drawings (below), so we’re not getting excited/worried just yet, because it seems to work just fine the way it is.