Enjoy a picnic at Sarina Beach

Published: 23 Jan 2023

Picnicking at Sarina Beach will be better than ever, with two new covered barbecue areas set to be installed at Owen Jenkins Drive Park.

Council, in response to requests made by the Sarina Beach Progress Association, will be constructing two new park shelters and replacing the park’s old single barbecues with two new double hot plate units, which will also be wheelchair accessible.

The barbecues will be installed under the two new shelters for all weather use and protection.

Two additional picnic settings will also be fitted offering increased seating capacity in the popular beachside park.

As part of these upgrades, disabled car parking and path access to the existing and new picnic shelters will be constructed.

BH Building will be undertaking the work on behalf of council starting Friday, January 27, with construction expected to take eight weeks to complete, weather permitting.

Construction will take place between the hours of 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. Some weekend work may also be required.

While works are under way the playground will remain operational, however parking along the front of the park will be temporarily closed.

Traffic control will be in place to assist motorists while the road is partially closed for two days, weather permitting.

One coconut palm will be removed to allow for construction of a pram ramp and new path. The palm tree will be replaced with three new shade trees.