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Patience and Saftey are Priotities as Parks Clean-Up Continues

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The worst flooding in the City of Logan in nearly 50 years will require some longterm repairs to several popular parks.

Local flooding exceeded 2017 levels caused by ex-TC Debbie but was slightly lower than flood heights in 1974.

The force of the water and huge debris load impacted playground equipment at various sites, moved a concrete half-pipe at Waterford West and pulled concreted bollards out of the ground at Logan River Parklands.

All of Logan City Council’s 958 parks have now been assessed after the flooding and heavy rain.

There were 15 parks significantly impacted with repair works in progress or scheduled.

Parks still closed to facilitate essential clean-up work are:

  • Tully Memorial, Beryl Parade, North Maclean
  • Alexander Clarke, Dewar Drive, Loganholme
  • Logan River Parklands, Pacific Highway service road, Beenleigh

Other parks significantly impacted but are partially re-opened as repair and cleanup works continue include: Riverdale Park (Meadowbrook), Glenlogan Lakes Park (Glenlogan), Albert River Parklands (Eagleby), Tansey Park (Tanah Merah), Loganlea picnic grounds, Woodridge Adventure Park, Bill
Norris Oval (Beenleigh) and Skinners Park (Carbrook).

More than 500 parks are now fully re-opened while the others require only minor clean-up works.

Some parks may be temporarily closed in coming weeks if repair works cannot be conducted safely without closing park gates to vehicular access.

In the cases where equipment needs replacing, it could take many weeks to get those items manufactured and delivered.

The overnight section of Tully Memorial Park also is closed as the access road is badly damaged. Repair works have commenced.

City of Logan Mayor Darren Power said residents should avoid entering parks where flood damage is still evident

“We know how much our community enjoys our parks and green spaces, but safety and good health is even more important,” Cr Power said.

“We just ask everyone to be patient as we work through what needs to be repaired, replaced or cleaned.

“And if you are using a re-opened park, we urge parents and carers to have mosquito repellent and antiseptic wipes on hand as extra backups.”

Those who have booked events in a City of Logan park in coming weeks should contact Council on 3412 3412 to check on the park’s status.

Mountain bike trail networks were also impacted but most have now re-opened. These include all trails at:

  • Neville Lawrie Reserve
  • Cornubia Forest Park
  • Underwood Park
  • Kimberley Forest Park
  • Gramzow Road Link Trail
  • Spring Mountain Forest Park

Some trails remain closed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service in Daisy Hill Conservation Park. For more information go to:Daisy Hill Conservation Park | Parks and forests | Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (des.qld.gov.au).

For the latest update on Council parks and mountain bike trails, go to Flood support, recovery and important information – Logan City Council.

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