POSTED June 23, 2019
Launched only late last year, the new, $5 million state-of-the-art Faye Carr Park is right on Ipswich and Brisbane’s doorstop in Ecco Ripley. The park is named after Aunty Faye Carr, who dedicated more than 50 years of her life to promoting healthy lifestyles among young people in Ipswich.
Affectionately named ‘rocket ship park’ by locals, Faye Carr Park features two fully equipped playgrounds, multi-purpose courts with basketball hoops and cricket stumps, large kick-about areas with soccer and rugby goal posts, learn-to-ride bike education track, and of course the iconic rocket ship play structures.
We asked Milliea Coonz how she likes to make use of the park and equipment when visiting her older sister who lives in Ecco Ripley
What is your favourite part about visiting Ecco Ripley?
Apart from visiting my sister, I love going to ‘rocket ship park’ and scooting around the bike track and kicking a football with my friends and family. My dad and sister like to come to the park with me, I think my dad is a bigger kid than me.
How long have you been coming to Faye Carr Park?
My sister moved to Ecco Ripley in December last year, so I have been coming here since then. It’s great because there is something for everyone, I have seen mums and dads with toddlers and people my parents age enjoying the park. There are swings, slides, zip lines, seesaws and an outdoor gym. My favourite is the zipline — it goes super-fast.
What else is fun to do at the park?
We have had family BBQ’s during the day and at night. It is a great place for my whole family and friends to enjoy at any time. We even had Christmas in my sister’s new house and played cricket and snakes and ladders even though it’s a kids game, with my whole family.
Drop by any time and see it for yourself.
Faye Carr Park, Fitzgibbon St, Ripley