For the past six months the parks across the City of Logan have been getting facelifts and complete overhauls. 

Alexander Clark Park in Loganholme was opened this month after a multi-stage $6.4 million upgrade with nature at its heart.

A giant koala climbing tower and slide is the eye-catching centrepiece of the new playground while other attractions include imagination-inspiring sculptures of a platypus, a baby koala, and a glossy black cockatoo. 

Included is a timber swing and flying fox along with an inground trampoline, log steppers, a refurbished swing, an all-abilities spinner, and a hammock. 

The existing water play area has been given a makeover with new misting totems, hand pumps, cloud stones, new shade sails and a water channel that winds through boulders and sand-blasted images of water creatures.

In a further nod to nature, a new sensory garden has been filled with plants to attract endangered birdwing and blue tiger butterflies.

APC Cr Miriam Stemp Playground
APC Cr Miriam Stemp Playground

Cr Miriam Stemp said she couldn’t be happier with the way the park has turned out.

“It’s real exciting, beautiful, colourful, and plenty to do for all ages,” said Cr Stemp.

“It’s accessible, which was what we really focused on to be accessible and inclusive and really happy to see the community use it over the coming years.”

There are also two bike skills circuits, bike racks and a tyre pump along with new picnic shelters and barbecues, sun lounges, upgraded seating, a drinking fountain with a bottle refill outlet and a dog water bowl.

Future staged works will include a new sealed car park including disabled spaces and a bus parking space, replacement of the existing toilets with new facilities, wildlife boxes throughout the park and more.

Alexander Clark Park follows the opening of the new Mabel Park, Mega Park in Logan Reserve, and the soon to open, Riverdale Park in Meadowbrook and Solandra Park in Regents Park.

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