REVIEW: Logan Gardens Water Park
I have to admit, walking into Logan Gardens Water Park I was surprised – very pleasantly surprised. This place is great!
Where is it located?
12 Civic Parade, Logan Central
1 October – 1 April 7.30am – 7.30pm
2 April – 30 September 8.30am – 6.30pm
There is parking off Civic Parade, however you can also park behind the Logan Entertainment Centre and walk up as it’s not far.
Closest public transport is via Woodridge Station or you can catch a bus to the Logan City Council building close by.
A little bit of background
The Logan Gardens Water Park opened in January 2020 and is themed around the multicultural community it represents. The Yagara people originally lived on these lands and now many others call Logan home.
It is colourful, bright and welcoming and judging by the families there, well loved.
What is Logan Gardens?
Logan Gardens is a huge parkland space encompassing a water park, playground, dog off leash areas, community gym equipment, a basketball court and much more. There really is something for everyone.
The water park
Walking into the water park, the first thing you notice is the colours. The Logan City Council have done a great job making this a fun play space.
The open play water area is surrounded by seating, either in the form of picnic tables, low level sitting tables and concrete seats, all undercover. The design is really eye catching, with the entranceways painted with flags of the world and the shade sails embossed with cultural artwork creating shadows on the ground.
The water play area centres around a raised water table painted with a mural. It is great for toddlers however watch them around the edges. For the bigger kids, there is bucket that fills and then empties water all over them, jets coming out of the ground and colourful poles that spray water when you run past them.
Like another favourite park in Logan, Albert River Adventure Playground, the water play area isn’t fenced; however it is set well back from the road. Toilets are conveniently located beside this area.
All abilities sensory playground
When the kids were done with the water, we headed to the playground. Again, the council has done well as they promote this as an all abilities sensory playground and it really is. There are 3 separate play spaces.
For really little ones, there is a fenced area complete with equipment for instruments, a sand play area and other structures to really give a sensory experience. This area wasn’t well shaded so bring hats.
For slightly bigger kids, there is an area that is surrounded by a raised boardwalk, complete with a maze to climb through, a raised platform with sensory play equipment and a slide built into the slope. This space is very bright and colourful and all the kids loved it.
For the bigger kids, the rest of the park has been nature themed and includes a climbing net, swings, spinning bucket and balancing logs.
If all this isn’t enough, there is a basketball court, a bocce court, disc golf and plenty of space to just run around.
Logan Gardens Water Park facilities
There are many free barbeques, undercover picnic tables and benches throughout the entire park. If you miss out on a seat, there are plenty of trees to sit under.
As this is an all abilities park, it is fully wheelchair accessible with flat paths. There is also a liberty swing onsite – simply get the key from the police station situated beside the park.
Dogs have their own space, with fenced dog areas on the other side of the park.
While we were there, we saw many family gatherings as it really is the perfect spot but I would suggest getting in early if you want a table under shade.
If you would like to book the park, contact the Logan City Council about doing so.
Playground Equipment includes
- Multiple swings including net swings, infant swing, special needs swing and liberty swing
- Low level fort
- Climbing net
- Twisting poles
- Maze house
- Spinning bucket
- Nature balancing logs
- Sensory play equipment
- Musical play equipment
- Sand play equipment
- Basketball court
- Bocce court
- Disc golf area
Where is the nearest café?
Harmony on Carmody is a social enterprise café offering dine in or takeaway.