A new playground opens in Logan Central tomorrow (Saturday) for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy.

Disability Services Minister Curtis Pitt will officially open the new $650,000 playground at Logan Gardens in Logan Central., saying the new facilities were a welcome addition to the Logan community.

“The new facilities are a welcome additional to the Logan community. The playground is definitely one of the jewels of this project and congratulations should go to the Local community for helping us create such a colourful and vibrant space,” Mr Pitt said.

“Response from Logan locals – children, young people and families alike – has been phenomenal and we’ve acknowledged some of the children who helped us design this playground by including their names in some of the play equipment,” he said.

“The new playground has dozens of different activities for children of all ages, featuring giant musical instruments, sand pits and a sand table, areas and activities for children of different ages and interests, sensory gardens, swings, climbing structures and even a fort.

“We’ve also got a picnic shelter with tables and a barbecue, lots of seating and bike racks for families to enjoy while visiting the playground.

“Logan’s children, young people and families have helped us create quite a legacy with this playground and I’m sure it’s an area that will be enjoyed by Logan families in the years to come.”

Mr Pitt said the new playground was jointly funded by the Bligh Government (more than $200,000) and the Logan City Council ($450,000).

The playground is one of 16 All Abilities Playgrounds being built right across Queensland, as part of a $4.6 million partnership with regional councils.

“Play helps children to learn, to interact with others, and to share. It encourages creativity and family bonding and most importantly – it’s fun,” he said.

“All Abilities Playgrounds break down barriers through innovative and creative designs that support the fundamental importance of play in the health, wellbeing and development of all children, regardless of their age or ability.

“We’ve created something unique here for local families to enjoy and I thank the local community for helping us with the designs, and the Logan City Council for supporting this initiative.”

For more information, visit www.communities.qld.gov.au/disability/community-involvement/queensland-all-abilities-playground-project