Saturday, May 25, 2024

Fossil fun comes to life at Meadowbrook

City of Logan Council has completed work on a dinosaur-themed playground at Riverdale Park in Meadowbrook.

The Council says students from Loganlea High School’s Year 9 Signature Class can take credit for inspiring the mammoth Jurassic makeover. They helped decide on a theme for the $2.65 million after being invited by Lifestyle Chair and Division 6 Councillor, Tony Hall, to be ‘Councillors for a Day’ as a school exercise earlier this year.

The new adventure playground includes:

  • Two dinosaur-shaped climbing structures
  • Statues of baby dinosaurs and eggs
  • Swing set topped with a winged dinosaur
  • Mini dinosaur rocker
  • Fossil digging area
  • Colourful play tower with two tunnel slides
  • Tee pee, trampoline, climbing net and log steppers

The upgrade works also include a large fitness hub, new shelters, park furniture, two
barbecues, a water bubbler and shade sails along with extensive landscaping and
new gardens.

The project was funded by the Division 6 Local Infrastructure Program along with Council’s Major Parks and Asset Replacement Programs.

Cr Hall says the fun theme has appeal for everyone.

“The students from Loganlea High School did a fantastic job in deciding a theme which makes Riverdale Park as memorable as it is enjoyable,” he said.

“Everyone who visits the park will want to go home with a photo next to the dinosaurs. As well as a lot of fun, it’s also great tourism promotion for Division 6 and the City of Logan.”

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