Logan’s Play­ground ready to wel­come kids back

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

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.”

PHOTO: DANE LILLINGSTONE

RE­PAIRED: Play and Shine Project Group pres­i­dent Lisa Christofersen said it had been a long road but Logan’s Ad­ven­ture Play­ground is now open.

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