The Flagstone playground is fast becoming the biggest playground on the Southside of Brisbane!
Christmas cheers as Flagstone water play park opens
Flagstone’s innovative treehouse themed water play park opened today (Friday 13 December 2019) and will operate through the Christmas-New Year holidays.
Logan City Council partnered with Flagstone developer Peet Limited to deliver the $3.2 million facility to the booming suburb.
Facilities at the Flagstone water play area include:
- A 10-metre high treehouse-style structure with waterfalls and spiral staircase (our top image)
- Two other smaller tree-shaped with water features
- A ‘zero-depth’ watercourse through the play area with jets, bubblers and blasters
- Shade structures, tables and seating
In line with Council’s sustainability policy, water use is minimised by recycling, filtering and sanitising. Evaporation is reduced through a combination of shade sails and non-porous surfaces.
Cost: Admission is free.
Times: It will be open from 7:30am to 7:30pm every day through to April 1.
In the cooler months of April to September, the facility will operate between 8:30am to 6:30pm.
Address: The water play area, in Flagstonian Drive, adds to the amenities in Flagstone Regional Recreation Park including an adventure playground, a skate plaza and a dog off-leash area (see below).
Upcoming events at Flagstone Park
A free community fun day will be held at the Flagstone water play park on Saturday, December 21 from noon to 6pm.
Activities will include circus performers and workshops, ugly Christmas rashie giveaways and a performance by the Dead Puppets Society, whose interactive mechanical pelicans were used in the making of the movie Storm Boy.
Where is Flagstone Playground?
What is the Flagstone Playground like?
The $2 million playground has an adventure and discovery theme with experiences for everyone – from tiny tots to tough mudders, including inclusive play opportunities.
If height gets your motor running, the main structure is an 11 metre high tower (comparable to a three storey building), with two sky cabins linked by a giant octanet and 19 metre long skybridge.
Brisbane-based Urban Play has been awarded the playground design contract. The company’s director Ben Urban said, “There are lots of amazing parks in South-East Queensland but nothing of this size and magnitude.
“The challenge for us, as designers, is dragging kids away from their computers and giving them a reason to play outside.
“At Flagstone, we’ve set out to create a beautiful space where families will want to spend the whole day and where the play experience is different every time you come.
“Although safety is paramount, we’re pushing the boundaries and asking kids to push themselves to heights they aren’t used to and to experience moving play in a form they’re not used to.
“A great playground provides so much goodness that you can’t get in front of a video screen. Free play is the only time when there really are no rules and parks are a great place to meet people, create friendships, challenge your boundaries and learn about yourself.”
Other highlights in the Flagstone playground design include:
- Two 15 metre long racing slides
- A 35 metre long ‘S’ curved swing with eight swing seats
- Dual flying foxes
- Four-way in-ground trampoline
- A fossil dig, with hidden “dinosaur” bones
- A sensory caterpillar
- And a host of nooks, crannies, mounds and apparatus to feed fertile imaginations and stimulate group and individual play.
Nearby, there is a special toddler town – close to the main action – but carefully crafted to provide a stimulating, sensory experience for young children and those with special needs.
“We’re building one of Australia’s biggest new cities at Flagstone,” Ms Ronson said. “In 25 years’ time, this will be the main town for a regional community of 120,000 people.
“We’re investing early, and delivering early, to make sure there are great facilities in place as the community grows.”