New community skate park opens at Logan Village
Division 4 Councillor Laurie Koranski, Michelle Smith sister of the late Clinton Smith, Olympic gold medallist Logan Martin, and Division 5 Councillor and Planning Chair, Jon Raven.
It’s here and parents can rejoice! The Logan Village skate park and Village Green Event Space are now open to the public, the perfect outlet for young people to connect with friends, banish school holiday boredom and keep active.
Fully decked out with grinding rails, ledges and a large bowl, the skate park provides a new and exciting amenity for the younger residents of our community.
Did we mention skaters can rail after the sun sets, with lighting installed to allow patrons to use the facility at night?!
Council officially opened the park on Saturday, 26 November, celebrating the community milestone with an action-packed afternoon of skate workshops, BMX rider demonstrations and a Lions Club sausage sizzle. The late Clinton Smith, who was instrumental in the design of the previous skate park, had his family in attendance. The new amenity has built his legacy into the new park.
Local gold medallist Logan Martin also joined in for the celebrations, taking part in the formal ribbon cutting ceremony.
“I grew up in Logan City and spent a lot of time at the old skate park. To come to this new one is awesome, to see it built so well and all the transitions look good,” said Logan.
“It caters for a lot of kids, skateboarders, scooter riders, BMXers.
“Sport brings communities together; it brings people together and to see a new skate park and to see so many people down here is awesome for Logan City.”
The skate park is the latest upgrade to the popular Logan Village Green. Previous works include an adventure playground, enhanced heritage precinct, upgraded events space and new RSL cenotaph.
Video courtesy of Logan City Council - Logan Village Skatepark Opening