The recently upgraded Mabel Park boasts an impressive playground with water play elements and learn-to-ride facilities. Both the design and execution of this playground are truly commendable.
The new and improved Mabel Park reflects the significance of the nearby waterway (Scrubby Creek). This is evident by the inclusion of water pumps, dry creek bed and cycle track (part of the Logan City Cycle Route travels alongside Scrubby Creek). Most importantly, fish have been incorporated into the artwork on totems and facades of climbing tower and picnic shelters.
Nature play elements have been cleverly incorporated, positioning the elongated creek bed throughout the centre of the playground. Multiple water pumps allow for children to play independently or in collaboration. The most impressive water play feature is the ability to generate mist sprays from the tops of various totems.
Much consideration has been given regarding how families will utilise Mabel Park. Small table and chair settings allow for easy and active parental supervision. In addition, they provide opportunities for after-school snacking and playdates.
Larger picnic tables and chairs are suitable for family meals, gatherings or even parties. There's even deck chairs for parents anticipating an extended visit!