Logan and Albert Rivers
The lap of water against a pontoon…the splash of a fish…the chatter of birds in branches over-hanging a steadily flowing river…There's something truly special about life on a river.
Here in Logan we have two iconic rivers: the Logan River and its little brother, the Albert River. Both have played critical roles in the history of not only our city, but in the lives of generations of locals who grew up playing on their banks.
Today, the rivers draw locals and visitors alike, with a range of opportunities and locations to experience to them, on and off the water.
Two of our most popular parks are on the banks of the Logan River. Riverdale Park in Meadowbrook is a local favourite, with its pontoons, gazebos, play and exercise equipment, and manicured grass in all directions. Not far upriver is Alexander Clark Park in Loganholme, home to 200-year-old blue gum trees and abundant wildlife. Both are great spots to throw in a line or just enjoy the calmness of being beside the river.
Have your own boat? We have easily accessible boat ramps for the Logan River (from east to west):
- Skinners Park, Carbrook
- Logan River Parkland, Beenleigh
- Tansey Park, Tanah Merah
- Larry Storey Park Waterford
The Albert River Park at Eagleby is the best spot for launching into the Albert River, not far from where it flows into the Logan.
Logan River Park and Albert River Park offer fishing pontoons as well as a boat ramp – along with play equipment for the kids.
And don't forget: if you have your own tinnie, you can follow the Logan River Tinnie Trail. It's a self-guided heritage trail offering fascinating insight into the history of river life in Logan dating back to the early 1800s.