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Published: 4th December 2023
Two major facility upgrades will ensure swimmers of all ages can make a splash in Logan City Council pools this summer.
The Logan North Aquatic and Fitness Centre splashpad officially opened on Saturday.
The new water play area complements the multi-million upgrade to the 50-metre Jodie Henry Pool, unveiled last October.
The $2.7 million Logan North Aquatic and Fitness Centre splashpad was partially funded by $470,000 of Division 3 Local Infrastructure Program funding.
An upgrade to the changerooms, including the addition of a ‘changing places’ facility which caters to the needs of people with a disability and wheelchair users, will complete the centre when finished early next year.
The revitalised Eagleby Aquatic Centre 25-metre outdoor beach-entry leisure pool is also now open.
The pool and surrounds have been refurbished with new shade sails, shelters and seating as part of an overarching concept plan for the Bishop Street Park Precinct.
Mayor Darren Power said residents would reap the rewards of Council’s investment in aquatics facilities.
“Our pools and water play areas are more than just a place to cool off or exercise,” Cr Power said.
“They also provide social connection that boosts the appeal and liveability of our city.”
Division 3 Councillor Mindy Russell said the new splashpad at Logan North Aquatic and Fitness Centre would be welcomed by families.
“There will be plenty of kids in Division 3, and across the city, who will be looking forward to playing in the new splashpad on a hot day,” Cr Russell said.
Division 12 Councillor Karen Murphy said locals would welcome the re-opening of the Eagleby facility.
“Having a local swimming pool is important to the Eagleby community and I am sure the re-opened beach-entry pool and refreshed amenities will be popular these coming school holidays,” Cr Murphy said.
More information on Council’s Aquatic and Leisure Centres, including opening hours and entry fees, can be found on their respective websites:Beenleigh Aquatic Centre, City Rd, Beenleigh Bethania Aquatic Centre, 88-118 Station Road, Bethania Eagleby Aquatic Centre, Cowper Avenue, Eagleby Gould Adams Park Aquatic Centre, 558 Kingston Rd, Kingston Logan North Aquatic and Fitness Centre, 2 Sports Drive, Underwood Logan West Aquatic Centre, 29 Wineglass Drive, Hillcrest