Flying fox brings whole new adventure to town
A DATE is set and the countdown is on until the opening of the flying fox at Logan's Adventure Playground which will be next Sunday, February 15.
Originally set to open on January 30, but postponed due to safety concerns with uncovered drainage, the date is locked in and the project committee are ready to roll.
After three years of planning, playground designer John Harper from John Harper Landscapes and Design is pleased with the final product of Stage 1.
"This is the first bit of equipment for the playground and we are all very excited about it and very happy with the result," he said.
"I love the way it sits in the playground and can't wait to see the children playing on it."
Scott Hardy from Whitsunday Regional Council agreed saying the flying fox and eventually the entire adventure playground will be a great community asset.
The flying fox will officially open next Sunday from 10am where a sausage sizzle, refreshments, games and more will be available.
Project co-ordinator Kellie Chart stressed that the playground still needs help to get to stage two.
"For Stage 2 we have an amazing piece of equipment that we have chosen and can't wait to get to that target and get that ball rolling," she said.
Proceeds from next Sunday's official opening, a wine and cheese night at the Proserine Entertainment Centre coinciding with the film 50 Shades of Grey in March and a Sportsman's Dinner in May will go toward Stage 2.
Ms Chart hopes the opening will be well-supported by the community. "We want everyone to come and celebrate what we have acheived so far.
We are really keen to make Stage 2 happen much quicker [than Stage 1]" she said.
The project committee is looking at a fort as the second piece of equipment for Logan's Adventure Playground.
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