The purpose of the Teamsters Park Upgrade Project is to create a recreational and nature-based attraction for both locals and visitors. The vision is to retain Teamsters Park as a green rest stop.
Improvements include better vehicle circulation and parking, new asphalt surfacing, concrete footpaths, signage and two new shelters and tables.
The current vehicle turning arrangements with access off the Captain Cook Highway and exit via Boer Street will remain.
Cost of Project
Estimated construction cost is approximately $250,000.
A wooden slice of history will greet travellers at a spruced up green rest stop near Port Douglas. Douglas Shire Council has completed a $250,000 upgrade to Teamsters Park, located on the Captain Cook Highway past the Mowbray River Bridge.
As part of the project, an old timber bridge pile from the original Anzac Bridge, which was built by returning World War One soldiers in 1919, has been preserved. Read more here.
Outdoor settings within the new shelters have been installed. The soil in the garden bed at the front of the amenities has been refreshed and an irrigation system installed. This garden bed will be planted out by the end of the month as will landscaping around the wagon wheels.
The final touches will be done by the end of August and include an extension of the footpath past the lake.
Teamsters Park will be closed from Monday, 18 May 2020 (weather permitting), while the contractor undertakes improvement works to seal and line-mark the access and parking areas . An all-abilities footpath network will also be constructed throughout the park.
Master Plan completed. Place Design Group were engaged by Douglas Shire Council in early 2019 to prepare a Master Plan for Teamsters Park. The purpose of the project is to create a recreational and nature-based attraction for both locals and visitors. The vision is to retain Teamsters Park as a green rest stop