Active lifestyles supported with new parks
City of Logan residents will benefit from a $26.5 million commitment over the next five years to deliver more active spaces across the city.
The funding will allow two master-planned sports and recreation parks to progress to construction.
Rosia Park in Park Ridge and Waterford West District Park in Waterford were designed to meet the future sport and recreation needs of rapidly growing communities.
City Lifestyle Chair, Councillor Laurie Koranski said Rosia Park would be an Australian-first sporting facility dedicated to wheeled sports.
“This will be the first criterium track in the City of Logan and the first banked track of its kind in Australia,” Cr Koranski said.
“The precinct will also have the capacity to host international inline skating events.”
The 68-hectare site will be developed to include:
- Nature play area with amenities, picnic and barbecue facilities
- Pump track and skate park
- Walking and mountain bike trails
- Car parking
Division 8 Councillor, Jacob Heremaia said Rosia Park would cater for increasing demand for community recreation and sporting facilities.
“Park Ridge is one of the fastest growing areas in the City of Logan,” he said.
“It is vital that this growth is supported by infrastructure. Rosia Park is a big investment and will be a great community asset for local families.”
It is expected to increase day visits to the City of Logan from residents in other parts of South East Queensland.
The first stage of the project, valued at $9 million, will be funded from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
Waterford West District Park will be developed into a recreation park that supports Council’s commitment to delivering active spaces for an active community.
The key elements of Waterford West District Park include water play and adventure play areas, a wetlands and amenities.
Deputy Mayor and Division 5 Councillor, Jon Raven said this was a project that originially had a 20-year funding horizon when it was first planned in 2018.
“We’ve done it 17 years early to the credit of council recognising the massive need in our community and the huge growth in that part of the city,” he said.
In addition to the parks, Council has committed $1.2 million to the relocation of the Logan Village skate park in the 2021/2022 Community and Lifestyles budget.
With the current skate park on the Village Green reaching its end of life, the opportunity exists to develop a new skate park in an improved location on the Green.
Cr Koranski said the relocation of the Logan Village Green skate park was a key recommendation of the Logan Village Green Master Plan.
“The Village Green is the hub of Logan Village,” she said.
“Improving and delivering family-friendly fun spaces such as the Village Green, Rosia Park and Waterford West District Park make a positive difference to our lifestyles and our city.”
These parks will join Council’s 958-stong park network and support the delivery of the Active Logan Strategy 2016-2028.