Lots to see and learn on Logan River Trail
Published: 30 January 2019
A new water-based trail on the Logan River is helping to showcase the city’s iconic waterway and its adjacent parklands.
Logan City Council has developed the Logan River Trail based on ideas and feedback from the community collected as part of the Logan River Vision.
The trail will help increase awareness of the river’s parkland facilities, its history, natural environment, nearby landmarks and sight-seeing opportunities.
To mark the trail, Council has recently installed a series of wayfinding and interpretive signs in five riverside parks.
The new signs are at Larry Storey Park (Waterford), Riverdale Park (Meadowbrook), Alexander Clark Park (Loganholme), Logan River Parklands (Beenleigh) and Skinners Park (Carbrook).
Signs will be erected over the coming months in another four parks - Riedel Park (Carbrook), Federation Drive Park (Bethania), Samuel and Agnes Smith Park (Buccan) and Lions Riverside Park (Jimboomba).
City Park, Animals, Environment and Waste Chairperson, Councillor Jennie Breene said the Logan River Trail improves the recreational and educational experiences for those who use the river.
“As you travel along the river, you can easily see the signs so you know where you are as well as the distance to the next park,” Cr Breene said.
“The signs feature a map of the park and a list of the facilities at each site, as well as interesting information about the local environment and history.”
The combined length of the trail is almost 70km, although park-to-park legs range in length from 1.4km up to 32.4km making it suitable for both boaties and paddlers.
The trail is based on the Logan River Tinnie Trail with the new River Trail signs on pontoons and the river banks replacing the original tinnie trail advisories.
Artistic seats will be installed at some park stops with etchings that reflect historic river flood heights.
Tree planting and river bank rehabilitation work has also commenced along the Logan River as part of the Logan River Vision which will not only enhance the local environment but also the Logan River Trail experience.
More than 10,000 trees and shrubs have been planted under the Logan Riverside Park Rehabilitation Project, along with weed control and bank stabilisation works.
Visit logan.qld.gov.au to see the trail maps and find out more. A Logan River Trail brochure is also available from Council libraries and information centres at Logan Central, Beenleigh and Jimboomba.