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New name decided for Grendon Park


A local park will soon go by a different name, one with a significant meaning.

The northern section of Grendon Park has been renamed 'Half Tide Beach Memorial Park'.

It encompasses the area at the front of Hay Point’s Half Tide Beach, extending all the way to the entrance off Highwater Islet Drive.

With Anzac Day approaching, Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson says it's perfect timing.

“The park has played host to wartime remembrance events for many years, including the annual Anzac Day dawn service.

“The cenotaph, with its memorial wall, acts as a landmark feature along the esplanade strip," Mr Williamson says.

Pioneer Fitzroy Highlands RSL President Barry Vains OAM says the entire branch is delighted their proposed name has been adopted.

“We are thrilled that our application to change the name of the northern section of Grendon Park has been approved as the new name symbolises its importance from a
cultural and military perspective," Mr Vains OAM says.

A community event, along with the unveiling of a new memorial wall, will be held at 5pm, May 22.

An Anzac Day Dawn Service will take place at the newly named park next week.