Logan City Council encourages you to venture down the paths and discover the beauty that lies beyond the playgrounds. Wetlands, birds, mangroves and the meeting point of Slacks Creek and the Logan River are all to be discovered. If you’re lucky you might just spot a koala in the gums that line Slacks Creek. In the background you can see the joining of Slacks Creek and Logan River.)
Exploring Meakin Park
Meakin Park is a great place for a morning walk or afternoon bike ride along Slacks Creek. Keep your eyes open for koalas, sea eagles and flying-foxes. There is on street parking available along 185-195 Queens Road, Kingston if starting off along the pathway near Queens Road. Alternatively, there is parking at the Meakin Park Rugby Union Facility (187 Meakin Road, Slacks Creek).
Riverdale Park guided exploration
Twilight strolls through Riverdale Park were hosted by Logan City Council environment officers who share information about the native wildlife, the parks history, environmental weeds and current revegetation projects underway at the park. Participants enjoyed an informative walk around the 5.8ha section of Riverdale Park which has been revegetated as part of the Slacks Creek Restoration Project and spoke about what you can do to help the environment. Participants were amazed at the quality of the natural habitat right in the heart of Slacks Creek and were keen to come back and explore further. The walks ended with a BBQ and enthusiastic conversation about the discovery of this great community asset.
Griffith University Arboretum Discovery Walk
To celebrate Griffith University’s Sustainability week, a guided walk through the arboretum was held on 30 August 2017. Participants learnt about the creation of the arboretum, uncovered the history of the area and looked for local wildlife. Tips and tricks for creating a wildlife friendly backyard was provided to participants. After the walk, attendees enjoyed a delicious lunch hosted by Griffith University. This provided a great opportunity for Griffith University staff, students and members of the boarder to community to share their thoughts and experiences on this beautiful part of the Meadowbrook campus.