Team Up with Mother Nature by Helping Mould Warrina Lakes Nature Play Design


A nature playground where imaginations can run wild is the next planned instalment for Warrina Lakes Community Parklands. With design concept elements from embankment slides to fossil digs and cargo net climbing, the Cassowary Coast Regional Council is inviting the community to share which features they'd most like to see.

The new $780,000 Nature Play Area will be an exciting new playground for families and visitors to enjoy. Council is eager to hear which elements in the design concept are most exciting – the feedback will play a pivotal role in what the final playground looks like.

Sharing in the excitement is local resident Lisa Kann who said it was a great idea to have the nature play at Warrina Lakes.

As a grandmother of three I can bring my kids here and know that they are safe, meet up with other people and it’s great for the region – I think it’s a great idea,” Lisa said.

Whilst Council is currently presenting a preliminary concept, the final design will integrate elements distinctive to our region, to capture the essence of what makes our area unique.  

The Nature Play project is Stage Three of delivery of the Warrina Lakes Community Parklands Master Plan and will build on the excitement of the recently unveiled pump track and soon to be upgraded car park.

Community Consultation

The community consultation period will be open from Monday 29 January until Sunday 18 February 2024 during which time community members are invited to offer feedback on the concept designs by visiting

Alternatively, Council’s Innisfail Customer Service Centre or the Innisfail Library will have information on display for feedback.

Next Steps

After the community engagement phase, the next steps will include moving forward with the final design and construction. Council will be taking the project to market to find a contractor who will create a Nature Play Area that reflects the key elements from feedback received throughout the engagement period.

The Nature Play Project has been proudly funded by the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program in association with the Cassowary Coast Regional Council.

For further information please contact Council at 1300 763 903 or via email

Photo caption: Angie Rutter with Archer Vick, Storm Romelo with Ace Odgers, Lacey Negri with Dultcie Dalzell at Warrina Lakes where the new Nature Playground is being planned.