Park Ridge and Park Ridge South

Park Ridge, a rural and residential outer suburb, is 10 km south-west of Logan Central and 26 km south of central Brisbane.

Although sounding like a modern real-estate name, Park Ridge is over 100 years old. Originally settled in the 1880s, several timber cutters apparently thinned out the tree cover either causing or adding to a park-like appearance of the area regarded as part of Logan Reserve and Browns Plains, and apparently known as Logan Ridge. Renaming as Park Ridge followed, recorded first in the post office directory in 1895.

Further Reading: 

Anne Foote and Linda Humphreys, Park Ridge State School centenary1895-1995, Park Ridge, Park Ridge State School, 1995

Mary Howells, Ridge to ridge: Recollections from Woodridge to Park Ridge, Logan, Logan City Council, 2006

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