Facilities in all parks in the City of Logan are now closed in accordance with the latest Federal Government advisory relating to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

The closures, which remain in effect until further notice, apply to:

•             Playgrounds, swings, climbing structures and water play areas

•             BMX freestyle and racing facilities, skate and scooter bowls, pump tracks

•             Outdoor gym equipment

•             Dog off-leash parks and areas

Free barbecues will also be turned off but public toilet facilities will remain open under existing timetables.

The City of Logan has 930 parks.

Walking or exercising in parks is permitted but must be done in groups of no more than two people with each group at least 1.5 metres apart under the latest Federal Government social distancing and mass gatherings rules.

The changes to park-use rules were made as part of preparations for the possible impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Logan City Council is committed to supporting Queensland Health as the lead agency responsible for responding to COVID-19.

The Councils top priority is protecting the health and well-being of the community, their customers and staff.

To help achieve this, gates at parks with road access were locked late last week to help discourage large gatherings.

The exception is parks that host an essential service such as the weekly fresh food markets at Underwood Park in Priestdale.

Council also is no longer processing park event applications until further notice.

All community tree planting and volunteer projects scheduled for Council parks have ceased until further notice.

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