As kids, learning to ride a bike is a pretty big deal. Many of us remember the day our training wheels were removed, and we took off with just two wheels! But for professional freestyle BMX rider, Logan Martin, that day was just the beginning.
Logan was born and bred in the City of Logan and spent most of his teenage years riding at Doug Larsen Park in Beenleigh. It was at this BMX and skate park where he grew into the professional freestyle BMX rider he is today.
In 2016, Logan was approached by the local council to assist in transforming the park into a world-class facility — and what an incredible job they did. Fast forward to present day and the park has been rated by Cycling Australia as ‘one of the best BMX freestyle facilities in Australia’.
The track is used by many freestylers keen to work on their tricks but if BMX racing is more your thing, there’s a track for you too. Just next door is the Beenleigh BMX track, where racing enthusiasts like the Beenleigh BMX Club get together and race on a weekly basis.
But it’s not just about bikes in this corner of town. There are many other spaces in the City of Logan where you can get active. Underwood Park in Rochedale is a multi-sport venue. This park is an active child’s dream come true. You name it, they’ve got it; netball and basketball courts, swings, slides, a flying fox, pedal-powered monorail, climbing nets, the list goes on!
Whether BMX floats your boat, or you’re looking for a playground for the kids, there is no shortage of outdoor spaces in the City of Logan to spend your time.
*Due to the progressing nature of Covid-19 and Coronavirus, we’d suggest checking in with these locations directly before you head out to pay them a visit. While we love the outdoors here at Creek to Coast, we want all of you to stay safe and healthy during these changing times.*