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Playful Logan

What happens when a city adopts a Play Plan?

The Australian Institute of Play has been enchanting Logan with Play for the last three years. During this time there has been immense collective efforts to increase play spaces and play time for children in Logan.  below are the highlights. You can read the full story here: 

AIP heard from 199 Logan Children about their play, and we shared these voices loud and proud at the 2021 Childhood Summit. The local Logan Community listened to their children, and together we created the Logan Play Action Plans

These plans have 11 Key Priority areas, that children and adults from the Logan community, believe are detrimental to increased play in Logan on a city-wide scale. 

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Map of Play

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"Active, outdoor, genuine play is having more impact than any other partnership or program I have seen in my 14 years tenure as principal in Eagleby. It has had a seismic effect..”

Andrew Barnes
Eagleby South State School Principal 

"If it wasn’t for the neighbourhood play network my children would still be addicted to their devices with very little connection to their community and in turn, not have gained the social, emotional and physical development benefits which they have from being involved.”


Emma Shamoun
Parent - Woodridge

"Our team has seen this work as so vital we are providing some funding to enable it to continue.”


Penny Goodall
Community Development Worker

Logan Communities for Children

"Children involved in all of the above activities have at a minimum been afforded additional opportunities to engage in play, which they have whole heartedly taken up with enthusiasm and increasing confidence”.


Angie Casella
Parent and Business Owner

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In 2024...

In 2023...


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Several key Logan community stakeholders, highly concerned with the decline of play for local children, are now involved in a long-term coordinated effort to revive play. This includes  a group of Logan community members, supported by play professionals, forming the not-for-profit charity ‘Australian Institute of Play’ (AIP). This local Logan authority on play launched on 19 February, 2021 and was charged with local advocacy, influencing conditions and opportunities, and supporting children to have voice on issues directly related to their play.

Arising from the wealth of conversations captured as community voice, a 12-month review of the Play in Logan initiative tested the strategic direction. The Play Action Plans for Logan were redefined through local consultation at the 2021 Childhood Summit. Four play pillars were created to capture the community voice and drive direction for continued momentum and change.

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A huge amount of effort was invested into consulting with the Logan community to understand the needs, challenges, and solutions for increased physical and social activity. These efforts were concentrated in Eagleby, Woodridge and Kingston due to high levels of physical vulnerability recorded in the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC). To ensure a strong evidence-base, a strategic governance body was formed, to inform and guide direction

AIP is continuing to be guided by the Four Play Pillars and the  2022 to 2025 Logan Play Action Plans. AIP has secured funding with Communities for Children and Eagleby South State School to continue our playful efforts. This means Joomunjie Land is open to students and Eagleby community for play! Other efforts include searching for more support to bring the Logan Play Action Plans to life and make Logan the Most Playful City in the World! 


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The Queensland State Government launched its new Activate Strategy. A first ‘whole of government strategy’ aimed to increase physical activity for Queenslanders. From this strategy the Community Active Partnership Program (CAPP) was born; a place-based approach to generate active solutions, by the community, for the community. A partnership with a local Collective Impact initiative, Logan Together, was formed to deliver a pilot program to increase physical literacy and social cohesion for Logan children aged 0 to 8 and their families. A 3-year funding program for Logan, totalling just under $1,000,000 was launched in October 2019.

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Our play-full journey...


Playful Efforts in Logan

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Play People

Across Logan, we have been enthralled by the amount of people who are already engaging with and providing opportunities for great quality play with Logan children.


We call this collective; The Play People.


All 179 of these amazing individuals and organisations work in support of Play across Logan and aim to grow good quality child-led play for Logan children and families. Many have joined us in play professional development, provided by Australian Institute of Play in support of Logan children's capacity to play, every day, where they live.

  • Aboriginal Torres Strait

  • Islander Community Health

  • Services

  • ACCESS Community Services



  • Ariel Childcare Centre

  • Australian Institute of Play

  • Beenleigh Family Centre

  • Berrinba East State School

  • Bethania C&K

  • Bethania Early Learning Centre

  • Bethania Lutheran OSHC

  • Browns Plains ECEC

  • Burnie Works

  • Burrowes State School

  • Busy Butterflies

  • C&K Eagleby South

  • Community Kindergarten

  • C&K Ipswich

  • C&K Kingston

  • C&K Logan Reserve

  • C&K Mt Warren Park

  • C&K Rochedale

  • C&K Waterford Community 

  • C&K Windaroo

  • C&K Yarrabilba

  • Camphill OSHC

  • Charlie Place ECEC

  • Chatswood Goodstart ECEC

  • Chatswood State School

  • Children’s Centre of Beenleigh

  • Cities for Play

  • C&K Crestmead

  • C&K QLD

  • Communities for Children

  • Coomera Rivers OSHC

  • Cornubia ECEC

  • Crestmead Early Education Centre

  • Crestmead Play & Learn

  • Crestmead State School

  • Curious Me

  • Dance with Diversity

  • Deadly Kindies - Burragah

  • Deepening Democracy

  • Deru Creche Kindergarten and Family Daycare

  • Eagleby Neighbourhood Centre

  • Eagleby South State School

  • Eagleby State School

  • Early Birds Childcare

  • Edens Landing Childrens Centre

  • Element Photography

  • First Five Forever

  • Goodstart Chatswood

  • Goodstart Crestmead Julie Street

  • Goodstart Third Avenue

  • Griffith University

  • Groves College

  • Groves ECEC

  • Growing Kind

  • Guardian OSHC

  • Gunya Meta

  • Guppy’s ELC

  • Imagine Childcare and Kindergarten

  • Jindi Mibunn

  • Juba Star FDC

  • Jump Up for Kids Occupational Therapy

  • Kids ELC - Daisy Hill

  • Kids ELC - Rochedale

  • Kingston East Community Centre

  • Kingston Guppy's ECEC

  • Kingston KindyLinQ

  • Kingston State School

  • Kingston Treehouse ELC

  • Kiwi Kids

  • KU Inclusion Support

  • KU Services

  • Kyabra Community Association

  • Lendlease

  • Life Without Barriers

  • Little Monkeys

  • Logan City Council

  • Logan Rivers

  • Logan Together

  • Logan Village SS

  • Loganholme SS

  • Loganholme State School

  • Mabel Park Early Learing

  • Mabel Park State School

  • Macarthy Road Education and

  • Mansfield State School

  • Moorooka State School

  • Marsden Early Learning

  • Marsden Kindergarten and 
    Child Care

  • Marsden Primary Community

  • Marsden Primary School

  • Marshall Road State School

  • Matthew Flinders Anglican

  • MJ Designs

  • Montessori Gardens Early

  • Childhood Centre

  • Multicultural Sports Club

  • Mums n' Bubs Logan

  • Natural Elements

  • Nature Play QLD

  • People In Place

  • Perfect Beginnings Childcare

  • Play & Learn Underwood

  • QLEC

  • Queensland University of

  • Queensland Youth Parliament

  • Reclink Australia

  • Regents Park OSHC

  • Rochedale ECEC

  • Rochedale South OHSC

  • Rosie's Early Learning Centre

  • Salvation Army

  • Science Minded

  • Shailer Park Goodstart

  • Shailer Park State School

  • Shout Communications

  • Skills to Grow

  • Southern Cross University

  • Sparrows Early Learning Centre

  • Springwood High SS

  • Springwood Rd SS

  • St Bernardine OSHC

  • St Francis Community Hub

  • St Paul's Community Hub

  • Stacey's Independent

  • QLD Government Communities 

  • Queensland Government  

  • QLD Gov Health

  • QLD Gov Housing

  • QLD Gov Recreation and Sport

  • Studio of Performing Arts

  • Sunny Faces ECC

  • The Family Place

  • Tiny Tots ELC

  • Twin Rivers

  • Underwood Play & Learn

  • Uniting Care

  • University of Queensland

  • Village Connect

  • Warril Yari-Go Karulbo

  • Waterford West Education and Care

  • Waterford West State School

  • We Belong Family Day Care

  • Wearthy

  • Wesley Mission QLD

  • Whaiflow

  • Woodridge Community Hub

  • Woodridge North Community Hub

  • Woodridge North Community State School

  • Yarrabilba State High School

  • YFS

  • YMCA

  • Yourtown

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