Friends of loved community advocate Darryl Dickson are urging fellow locals to send Council an official letter of support to have a park named in his honour.
The late Darryl was an active member of Beaudesert Cycling Club since its inception and was actively involved with Beaudesert and Districts Little Athletics, Little Athletics Queensland and Beaudesert Soccer Club for many years.
He led a full life in Beaudesert with wife Karen and daughter Mikaela before he tragically died in a road accident, age 50, while cycling with fellow Beaudesert Cycling Club members in November 2016.
Letters of support sought
Locals are pursuing their dream to honour one of Beaudesert’s best, the late Darryl Dickson, by having a park on Annabelle Way, Gleneagle named in his honour.
They are seeking official letters of support to Council by 21 April to bolster their bid to name it ‘Darryl Dickson Community Park’.
Darryl was actively involved in Beaudesert Soccer Club, Beaudesert Cycling Club and Little Athletics locally and at a state level, worked locally and was a loving husband and father to wife Karen and daughter Mikaela.
He was tragically killed in a road accident in November 2016 while out cycling with fellow Beaudesert Cycling Club members.
A bicycle painted white beside a park bench near Waters Creek pays tribute to Darryl as a quiet place for his loved ones to reflect and ‘Razzle Dazzle – Every Life Counts’ signs across the Scenic Rim highlight the legal separation distances between cyclists and passing traffic.
His friends and family are now keen to honour his full and meaningful life with the naming of ‘Darryl Dickson Community Park’ for all to enjoy.
There are already strong letters of support from Beaudesert Cycling Club, Beaudesert Soccer Club, Beaudesert and Districts Little Athletics Club and Little Athletics Queensland, but letters of support from the community are being sought to strengthen the case.
“This is such a fitting tribute to Darryl, who was an advocate for the local community through his many volunteer roles,” said Karen.
“We would love this park to be named in his honour. Please send through your submission of support to council by the 21 April.”
Karen said it was about showing Council official evidence of the community’s support.
“It’s really heartwarming to see people showing support on Facebook, but Council need to feel that heartwarming support too by being inundated with official letters,” she said.
“This would honour the generosity Darryl put into the community. He was very passionate and very humble about what he did.”
Properly made letters of submission must include a first and last name, address, signature and what it is in relation to and be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 25, Beaudesert by close of business Friday, 21 April 2023.