Play Table Tennis Outdoors in Ascot’s Newly Installed Tables at Oriel Park

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As part of the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program’s goal of building inclusive communities that are active and engaged, GC2018 brings Outdoor Table Tennis in Ascot’s Oriel Park.

Aside from being a huge sporting event, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) also serves as a unique opportunity to inspire the community to be more active and to live a healthier lifestyle. Several infrastructure projects have been added to several communities including 12 tables for outdoor table tennis in different Brisbane parks.

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The Legacy Program initiative is a great way to support the sports and recreation industry and amplify people’s interest in sports before, during, and after the Games. Each of the projects under the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program is meant to be sustainable to provide facilities that people can utilise to stay active for a long time.


 
 


Table tennis is considered to be one of the most accessible Commonwealth Games sports. It allows the participation of people with varying fitness levels and ages. The installation of new tables for outdoor table tennis aspires to provide an environment where different cultures and demographics can come together and have fun while staying active.

All of the tables will be permanently available for public use as it is one way for the Brisbane City Council to create a new lifestyle and leisure opportunity.

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Aside from Oriel Park in Ascot, outdoor table tennis tables are also installed at Downey Park in Windsor, E.E. McCaskie Oval in Kelvin Grove, Graceville Riverside Parklands at Simpsons Playground in Graceville, Greenways Esplanade Park in Parkinson, Guyatt Park in St Lucia, Kuringgai Park in Fitzgibbon, Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park (lower) in Kangaroo Point, Orleigh Park in West End, Teralba Park in Everton Park, W.A. Jolly Park in Lutwyche, and Yimbun Park in Sunnybank.

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You can bring your own table tennis bats and balls or you can borrow from local ward offices which includes Bracken Ridge, Calamvale, Enoggera, Hamilton, Marchant, McDowall, Paddington, Runcorn, Tennyson, The Gabba, and Walter Taylor.


This legacy project is supported by the Queensland State Government in partnership with the Brisbane City Council. The delivery of the project is also part of the Public Domain Improvement Program (PDIP) which funds minor capital works that provide a range of long-lasting benefits to the community. The project also aims to provide the best possible experience to visitors of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

Location: Oriel Park, Reeve St., Ascot