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City of Logan unveils plans for new $3.3 million aquatic playground
City of Logan has unveiled plans for a $3.3 million aquatic playground at Logan Gardens which will include four differently themed play areas, including a bucket-tipping pond, a totem spray forest, a pop-jet plaza and a toddlers’ section.
Preliminary works will start next week with the installation to also include shade sails, seating, lawn picnic spaces and additional shade areas.
The site for the new aquatic playground is adjacent to the existing playground at Logan Gardens which also has existing barbecue facilities, parking and is close to public transport.
Temporary fencing will be erected on Monday 1st July to allow construction to commence.
Temporary public toilets will be provided as the existing toilet block will be closed during the construction period.
Meanwhile, construction work is continuing on the $3.2 million water play area in Flagstone Regional Park which is being built in a joint venture with developer Peet.
The Greater Flagstone facility features a 10-metre high treehouse-style structure with water features, two smaller tree-shaped waterfalls and a watercourse through the play area with jets and blasters.
There are also shade structures, tables, seating and umbrellas and it is situated alongside an innovative skate plaza, community playground and dog park.
Logan City Council Community Services Director Katie Barton-Harvey said both water parks were scheduled to be completed and operating by the end of the year, weather permitting.
Barton-Harvey advised “these two fabulous family-friendly projects deliver on a Council commitment to build sustainable, value-for-money water play areas in Logan.”
The two water play areas are on top of Council’s $3.1 million redevelopment of the Doug Larsen Park BMX freestyle facility now underway at Beenleigh and the advanced planning for an Olympic-standard whitewater park facility at a Logan site yet to be finalised.
Final designs for the new water play area at Logan Gardens feature four separately themed play areas (top); the treehouse-inspired water play area now under construction at Greater Flagstone (middle); artist’s impression on the new Doug Larsen Park BMX freestyle facility being built at Beenleigh which was co-designed by Logan-raised BMX world champion Logan Martin (below).
20th May 2019 - Beenleigh BMX venue to close for major rebuild
16th March 2019 - Indoor pool and splashpad opened at Beenleigh Aquatic Centre in Logan
21st June 2019 - Logan City Council advances plans for whitewater venue
4th June 2019 - Logan City Council secures Roller Derby tournaments
11th April 2019 - Logan Entertainment Centre awarded for its visitor experience
7th September 2015 - Orion Lagoon opens in Springfield
1st July 2013 - New playground brings excitement to Greater Springfield
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