New adventure playground opens in Logan Village

Logan Village Green’s community-inspired adventure playground is now open!

The playground features a bird’s nest lookout, large and small slides, trampolines, a flying fox, totem poles with ropes and a dry creek bed flanked by timber steppers and balance beams. Some parts are moveable to allow children to create their own play space.

Play equipment includes a universal access spinner, an all-abilities multi-swing, a basket swing and toddlers’ swings.

The local community helped inspire the playground’s design and features. A ‘Place to Play’ event at the Green last year, hosted by Logan City Council, focused on engaging children to assist in providing ideas for the playground. They made it clear that the playground should be nestled within trees and have a significant amount of green space and shade for sitting and reading.

The new Logan Village playground is the centrepiece of a $1.6 million upgrade of the Logan Village Green. The upgrade includes a relocated and redesigned RSL cenotaph, featuring new sandstone pillars, two panel images of soldiers, three flag masts and special lighting. The memorial will be used for the first time for local Anzac Day commemorations on Sunday, April 25.

Other works delivered as part of the Village Green upgrade include a small amphitheatre, a double shelter and seating, a barbecue, a new water bubbler, additional lighting and signage and an avenue of trees. A safety camera already operates in the area, which is monitored 24/7.

Acting Mayor and Planning Chair Jon Raven said the playground was another project based on community feedback from the 2018 Logan Village Forum.

“The local community told us a playground on the Green was one of their priorities, and with their input into the design, Council has delivered that,” Cr Raven said.

City Lifestyle Chair and local Division 4 Councillor Laurie Koranski said Council was committed to providing the community with free family-oriented open green spaces.

“The Village Green is the heart of Logan Village and the surrounding suburbs and that’s why it was important that the community was involved in every step of the planning and design of this fabulous new playground,” Cr Koranski said.

“Whether it is young mums and dads from Yarrabilba or retirees in Logan Village with their grandkids, the Village Green and new playground is perfect for a fun family day out.”