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Logan City Council completes adventure playground and commences work on shared recreational pathway

Logan City Council completes adventure playground and commences work on shared recreational pathway
October 15, 2020

Logan City Council has recently completed a new adventure playground in Albert River Park at Eagleby while also commencing work on a new shared pathway for walking, jogging and cycling that will run from the My Home and River residential estate to Logan Village Green and retail areas of Logan Village.

The new adventure playground includes a 20-metre-long flying fox and an outdoor table tennis table with the colourful multi-level playground featuring cabins, nets, bridges, ladders and slides.

The area is dotted with modern outdoor furniture on concreted areas that have been painted to look like picnic rugs.

Shade sails cover most of the playground while the park is monitored 24/7 by a Council safety camera.

The skate bowl has been repainted with a bright multi-coloured geometric pattern while the existing playground in the park has also had a makeover to tie in with the colourful new equipment.

Division 12 Councillor Karen Murphy (pictured above) said existing facilities in the park had been revitalised as part of the upgrade adding “this park has always been a favourite among Eagleby residents and now they have a bright new facility to enjoy and to be proud of.”

City Lifestyle Committee Chairperson, Councillor Laurie Koranski said the park upgrade had been designed with families in mind advising “this innovative new playground will provide endless hours of entertaining and engaging fun for children of all ages.

“The nearby seating and terraced landscaping allow parents and carers to relax while they watch their children play.”

 

Logan City Council has also commenced work on a new shared pathway that will link residential, recreation and commercial areas in Logan Village.

It will extend from the western side of Anzac Avenue, through an underpass, and on to the juncture of River and Logan streets.

The 2.5metre wide pathway, which runs mostly parallel with the Logan River, follows an existing off-road track used by some locals and will include a boardwalk bridge crossing a gully along the route.

It will feature wayfinding signage and is designed to accommodate lighting, safety cameras and street furniture in the future.

The new pathway will eventually link to the proposed Logan Village to Yarrabilba Rail Trail walking and cycling track. 

The shared pathway project was one of the key outcomes of the Logan Village Summit.

The $1.1 million works complement the $1.6 million upgrade of the Village Green.

It also follows recent news that Council is seeking tenders interested in operating café services on the Village Green.

City of Logan Mayor Darren Power said Council had committed $2 million to the Logan Village Implementation Fund to deliver priority projects identified from the summit.

Mayor Power advised “priority projects were identified under two defining themes - connectivity and activation – and this shared pathway certainly delivers on that.”

City Lifestyle Committee Chair and local Division Four Councillor Laurie Koranski said the pathway would address the community’s desire for improved connectivity and access to the Logan River.

Koranski advised “The Logan Village community is very proud of the area’s rich heritage and natural beauty.

“The local community also embraces outdoor experiences such as bush walks, bike trails, horse-riding and access to the river.

“This new pathway will help enhance some of those experiences as well as providing a convenient riverside link for pedestrians and cyclists from My Home and River to the Green and local shops.”

Image top: New facilities in Albert River Park at Eagleby include an adventure playground, a flying fox, climbing nets, outdoor furniture and a table tennis table.
Image centre: City of Logan Division 12 Councillor Karen Murphy tries out the new outdoor table tennis table which is part of the upgrade of Albert River Park at Eagleby.
Image above: City of Logan Lifestyle Committee Chair and Division 4 Councillor Laurie Koranski, leads the sod-turning for the new $1.1 million riverside pathway at Logan Village, along with Mayor Darren Power (centre), Deputy Mayor Jon Raven (right) and Steve Williams, Project Manager with contractor EPOCA.

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