Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Logan make strides on park upgrades program

Parks continue to be a high priority for Logan City Council with the delivery of a new nature play park in Eagleby and an upgrade to a popular older park in Springwood.

The works are part of a record $63 million allocated in the last Council Budget for the management and maintenance of the Council’s 962 parks and reserves.

Mayor, Darren Power said it was money well-spent across the City of Logan.

“Our community has told us how important parks are in their local areas and these upgrades, and other works planned, will ensure these open spaces continue to be well-used, innovative and engaging,” Mayor Power said.

Springwood Park in Cinderella Drive – which dates back to the 1970s – has undergone a $2.8 million makeover supported by $900,000 from Council through the Division 1 Local Infrastructure Program (LIP) fund and $500,000 from the Queensland Government’s South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program.

The upgrade includes:

  • A new internal roadway replacing the existing ring road;
  • Parking facilities have been upgraded, including provision of more disabled parking spaces;
  • Roadway lighting, pathways and extensive stormwater infrastructure and landscaping;
  • The existing playground was retained and is due for replacement next year;
  • The Anzac memorial has been retained and was protected during construction;

    Division 1 Councillor, Lisa Bradley said the latest upgrade followed on from Stage 1
    works which included a new carpark, a dog off-leash area and replacement of the
    toilet block.

“Springwood Park is used by residents and visitors of all ages and the new roadway and parking makes it easier to access everything the park offers,” Cr Bradley said.

“But what I am particularly happy about is all the works have been done with respect
to the existing natural environment which has been preserved for generations to
come.”

A new nature play area at Eagleby Wetlands in River Hills Road, has been
constructed to also reflect the natural environment. The design focuses on the
concept of the Latham’s Snipe, a bird that uses Eagleby Wetlands as a nesting
ground.

Features include:

  • A ‘nest mound’ with tunnel to explore, along with sandstone and timber steppers;
  • A timber log balance and scramble section connecting the playground to an open nest sandpit area;
  • Giant chimes for a fun interactive experience, which also represents the songs and sounds of the wetlands;
  • Rope-climb equipment with rocking log elements;
  • Footpaths with sandblasted bird elements, native gardens, sandstone seating, bins and formal picnic settings.

    Lifestyle Chair Councillor, Tony Hall said the new nature play area was among a
    number of local park upgrades completed, underway or planned.

“As we move into summer and the school holidays, families will flock to our local parks and it is important to provide practical facilities and fun playgrounds that suit all ages,” Cr Hall said.

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