Welcome to the Plaza Patch

10 Sep 2020

From skate parks, BMX tracks and mega playgrounds to library programs, wildlife experiences and water play, there is so much to see and do near Grand Plaza.

We're here to show you our favourite family- friendly spots in our area, or as we like to call it, The Plaza Patch

Daily Hill Koala Centre 
Visit Daisy Hill Koala Centre to see koalas in a natural outdoor setting. Come and be captivated by these amazing marsupials and discover more about the secret life of koalas. Admission is free. You can see the resident koalas from two different viewing levels so don't forget your camera. Visitors are unable to handle or pat the koalas.

Discover the secret world of koalas! Learn more about koalas by exploring the fun and informative displays in the centre.

Watch short films in the Woodland Theatre, discover all about the koala's life cycle and unique biology, learn the signs and symptoms of a sick or injured koala, learn how you can contribute to the conservation of koalas, find out what the Queensland Government is doing to help koalas, learn about other interesting Queensland wildlife species.

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Logan North Aquatic & Fitness Centre 
Logan North Aquatic & Fitness Centre is the city's premium aquatic venue. Along with elite sporting facilities, the centre boasts a range of leisure activities that you can enjoy. The facilities are second to none with a heated outdoor Olympic 50m pool that can be converted to a 25m pool as well as a competition size water polo pool. Add to this an outdoor 25m pool, family leisure pool and an indoor 25m pool which offers specialised swimming programs.

The outdoor deck area overlooking the Olympic pool is perfect to have a light meal or a coffee at the café or to provide catering for an event.

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Logan River Parklands 
Love life on the river? One of the easiest ways to access it is from this expansive park right beside the M1 (Pacific Motorway), near the iconic Red Bridge over the Logan River. Launch your tinnie from the boat ramp or throw in a line from the pontoon. You can even cook your catch on one of the barbies by the water. Logan River Parklands is a picturesque spot to exercise, with a range of fitness equipment, volleyball court and even an outdoor ping pong table.

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Shark & Ray Gardens 
The Shark and Ray Gardens gives everyone a chance to get into knee /waist deep water and interact with sharks and rays. This unique experience is both educational and entertaining. 

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Kingston Park Raceway 
There are three levels of Go Karts and three separate race tracks at Kingston Park, for which varied levels of ability and experience are required. Adult drivers (16 years plus) can enjoy real side by side racing action in real race karts on their 1100 metre international racing circuit.

On the tight and testing Monte Carlo Circuit, drivers of all ages from 10 years up can test their skills and race the clock in the new Formula karts, and for the more accomplished drivers there are the very fast Schumacher Karts on the Le Mans Track.

Snacks and refreshments are also available in the Pit Stop Cafe and don't forget to pack the esky, because you're welcome to bring all that you need and use the barbecue supplied.

There's so much to do, you'll want to spend all day!

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Information source: Logan City Council- www.visitlogan.com.au/things-to-do/attractions

Thank you to everyone who shared their favourite local activities/ experiences on our Facebook page. Please see the below list for the most recommended ideas. 
- Calamvale District Park 
- Warril Park 
- Middle Park 
- Darlington Park, Yarrabilba
- Flagstone Park
- Karawatha Environmental Discovery Centre 
- Berrinba Wetlands
- Woodlands Park, Waterford 
- Forest Lake Park 
- The Berry Patch, Chambers Flat