Logan Central was gazetted as a place name in August 1986 and marked the administrative Centre of Logan City. It encompasses the Council Administration Centre and Library, the Logan Gardens, Logan Central Community Centre and the Logan Art Gallery. The boundaries have recently been extended to Defiance Road and Albert Street to the north, along Kingston Road to the east, which includes the business and shopping precinct along Wembley Road. The boundary then runs back along Ellen Street to Mayes Avenue, then south along the railway line to the bowling club on Jacaranda Avenue and along Ashton Street. The western boundary is formed by Bardon Road and the western side of the Woodridge State High School grounds.
Implicit in the creation of Logan Central as the city centre was the development of central city parklands. Logan Gardens developed alongside the ongoing development of Civic Centre Park and Bilgers Park in the early 1980s. In 1987, fifteen and a half hectares was procured from the Queensland Housing Commission, and development progressed slowly but surely from that time. A range of improvements have been undertaken including landscaping, car parking, children's playground and pathways. Logan Gardens hosted the Olympic Torch Relay's lighting of the cauldron in 2000.
Planning for an entertainment centre for Logan Central began in 2000, with initial joint funding from the state government and Logan City Council set at $4 million. The project was boosted in early 2001 with an extra $2 million from Arts Queensland, which allowed for improvements in the quality of design and fit out including seating for over eleven hundred people, lighting, sound and workshop areas. Construction commenced in December 2001. The Logan Entertainment Centre opened on 26 July 2002.