BMX facilities are to be under the spotlight at Doug Larsen Park, Beenleigh.

Logan City Council has put aside $410,000 to install lights at the facility which has already cost ratepayers $3.1 million and is regarded one of the best parks of its kind in Australia.

Lights allow for freestyle competitions at night as well as recreational riding.

A council statement said the new lighting would ensure the facility is suitable for night events, including the sport’s championships and qualifiers.

Added safety was a concern. And the project includes $40,000 for street art to enhance the facility and to help discourage graffiti.

A $3.1 million redevelopment of the BMX freestyle and skate park was completed in January this year.

Cycling Australia immediately rated the venue as the best BMX freestyle facility in the country and has earmarked it to host future international competitions.

BMX freestyle was scheduled to make its Olympic debut at this year’s postponed Tokyo Games and is still on the program for the rescheduled event next year.

The design of the new freestyle course was finalised after Council hosted a workshop that included Logan’s BMX freestyle 2017 world champion Logan Martin along with Cycling Australia Technical Director (BMX) Wade Bootes, Clint Millar from Colony BMX and Ross Lavender and Nathan Philps from the local BMX community.

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