Logan’s Playground ready to welcome kids back
IT WAS a phone call that informed Lisa Christofersen that Cyclone Debbie had torn through Logan’s Adventure Playground.
“I don’t want to be the one to give you the bad news, but it’s ruined,” she was told.
Ms Christofersen said the cyclone had left trees and debris right through the Cannonvale park, which she has worked on for years with the Play and Shine Project Group.
“The playground copped an absolute pounding from Cyclone Debbie,” she said. “I think our hearts also copped a pounding because we’ve put a lot of years and effort into building this playground from scratch.”
Ms Christofersen and the GJ Gardner Homes team got to work as soon as possible.
The flying fox is still out of action, the fort suffered minor damage but it was their special fence pickets that were hit hardest.
“We lost two fence panels and a total of 30 pickets. Some randomly blew away and other whole panels went into the creek. We just want to reassure the public that those pickets will make a resurgence,” Ms Christofersen said.
The latest round of pickets are set to be installed this week and Ms Christofersen said the best way to support them would be to purchase a picket for $99 at logansadventure playground.com.
The park will welcome its newest piece of equipment, an 11m net swing, very soon.
Now, months later, the playground is also welcoming the community back.
“This playground is so personal to me, it’s named after my son, that's why I took a little bit of rest time to take it all in,” Ms Christofersen said. “It’s now safe to come back. This is the time we hit the reset button and move forward.”
REPAIRED: Play and Shine Project Group president Lisa Christofersen said it had been a long road but Logan’s Adventure Playground is now open.