Best Parks For Kids In Brisbane

Colmslie Beach Reserve

Colmslie Beach Reserve

In no particular order, here is a list of some of the best parks for kidsWhy My Husband & I Find The Term “Hands On Dad”, Offensive. Read more … » in BrisbaneThe Whitlams with Symphonie Des Femmes. Read more … ». If we have missed one of your favourite child friendly parks or playgrounds, please let us know. This list has been compiled with the help of many Brisbane kidsWhy My Husband & I Find The Term “Hands On Dad”, Offensive. Read more … »!

1. Orleigh Park, West EndWest End Twilight Markets. Read more … »

Orleigh Street, Hill End

Orleigh Park is located on the Brisbane River and is most certainly in the top 10 Best Parks For Kids In Brisbane. Catch a CityCat to the West End stop and walk up to the park. The park is shaded by trees and has a giant frog as its centrepiece, as well as slides and climbing opportunities. This park is good for younger children.

  • Adjacent to Brisbane River
  • Unfenced playground
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities
  • Some Play equipment under shady trees
  • Carpark
  • Swings
  • Bike and walking paths
  • Large shady trees
  • Grassy open space
  • Barbeques
  • Picnic tables and shelters
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Orleigh Park Frog Slide

 

2. New FarmNew Farm. Read more … » Park, New Farm

End of Brunswick Street, New Farm

New Farm Park another no-brainer when it comes to picking one of the best parks for kids in Brisbane. Did you know that New Farm Park attracts more than18,000 visitors each week, coming from all parts of Brisbane and beyond. 80% of that number do not live in the immediate local area. They come to the Park to picnic, to play, to eat, to dance, to ponder, to gaze and wonder at the true magnificence of the Park. First timers blend in beautifully with NFP regulars. Eighteen hectares of superbly planned horticultural delights, flanked by a myriad of community and commercial precincts totally at peace with the environment in which they find themselves.

  • Industrial relics
  • Adjacent to Brisbane River
  • Unfenced playground
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities
  • Some Play equipment under shady trees
  • Carpark
  • Swings
  • Bike and walking paths
  • Large shady trees
  • Grassy open space
  • Barbeques
  • Picnic tables and shelters
New Farm Park Playground

New Farm Park Playground

 

3. Rocks Riverside, Seventeen Mile Rocks

Counihan Road, Seventeen Mile Rocks

The park includes large sandpits, bike paths, climbing nets, flying fox and water play area. It also includes a liberty swing for children in wheelchairs. Rocks Riverside Park has so many attractions; it’s hard to know where to start. The massive recreational zone was rebuilt after the 2011 Brisbane floods and is better than ever. Sprawling open grassy spaces meet on one side with the Brisbane River and on the other with the disused cement works. Many historic industrial touches have been left in place, giving the park many interesting conversation points with your Brisbane Kids. In the warmer months, Rocks Riverside Park’s waterpark is an extremely popular drawcard. With shallow pools and water trickling through the meandering man made watercourse, the park is more of a toddlerGOMA Toddler Tuesday (Gallery Of Modern Art). Read more … » paddling paradise than a pool. With the added attraction of fountains and areas shaded by large shade sails, this is a popular outing for Brisbane Mums and Dads with their kids.  As with many water parks for Brisbane Kids this is one that you could spend an entire day at, enjoying a picnic breakfast, lunch or early dinner while the kids cool off. There is also a WOW playground at Rocks Riverside, featuring large sandpits, bike paths, climbing nets, a flying fox and even an awesome Liberty Swing (key must be obtained from the Jamboree Ward Office of Brisbane City Council, phone: (07) 3407 7000). The park has many areas perfect for picnics, with several shelters and barbeque facilities scattered throughout. Bringing your own food is recommended, as food shops are not situated within walking distance.

  • Unfenced playground
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities
  • Rubber matting and sand base
  • Waterpark under shade sails
  • Some Play equipment under shady trees
  • Carpark
  • Swings
  • Liberty Swing (key must be obtained from the Jamboree Ward Office of Brisbane City Council, phone: (07) 3407 7000)
  • Flying fox
  • Slides
  • Sandpit
  • Bike and walking paths
  • Large shady trees
  • Grassy open space
  • Barbeques
  • Picnic tables and shelters
  • Water fountain
  • Industrial relics
  • Adjacent to Brisbane River
Rocks Riverside

Rocks Riverside

 

4. Neal Macrossan Park

Moreton Street, Paddington/Petrie Terrace

Fully fenced, two great playgrounds and in a central situation makes this one of Brisbane’s best parks for kids in Brisbane. Doggy off leashed fully fenced area adjacent so you can take your dog/s too.

Neal Macrossan Playground

Neal Macrossan Playground

 

5. 7th Brigade Park, Chermside

Murphy Road, Chermside

A great park nicely set out and good access to bbqs and the toilets especially for disabled persons with an amazing playground area. Kidspace is part of 7th Brigade Park and is suitable for children of many ages. It includes an undercover bike trail with traffic signals, as well as an imaginative playground with undercover swings, fairy tower and rocket control tower. The 7th Brigade Park is huge, apparently one of the biggest parks in Brisbane. It runs from Newman Road in Geebung, all the way through to Murphy Road and Chermside ShoppingSouthbank Markets Brisbane. Read more … » Centre.

7th Brigade Park, Chermside

7th Brigade Park, Chermside

 

 6. Gregory Park, Milton

Baroona Road, Milton. Next to Milton State School

Gregory Park is a large sprawling park occupying the space between Baroona Road and Milton State School. It has a cricket pitch in the middle of it that is surrounded by a large circle of fairly-healthy grass and little else until you reach the extensive perimeter. There’s a basketball half-court and a respectable, brightly painted public toilet in one corner and a playground in another. (The playground seems to be open to the public during the day, but I’ve seen the local school kids using the equipment during school hours.) Flanking the playground corner is a series of fence posts, carved and coloured to look like a rainbow spectrum of coloured pencils. My daughter calls Gregory Park – Pencil Park.

  • Semi-fenced playground
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities
  • Swings
  • Slide
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Picnic Tables
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Gregory Park, Milton

 

7.  Dorrington Park, Ashgrove

Frasers Road, Ashgrove

The enchanted forest, Dorrington Park is a lovely fenced off park in Ashgrove next to a sprawling green oval. It has slides, see-saws, storytelling toadstools, a fort, merry-go-rounds, climbing net and swings. At the base of an enormous gnarled tree whose hefty branches provide most of the shade, the little playground is a delight for children up to about six years of age. Benches for parents have been strategically placed around the tree base for shaded observation purposes and there’s a not too shabby amenities block within reach as well as a gas barbecue and tables if making an event out of it.

  • Semi-fenced playground
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities
  • Swings
  • Slide
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Picnic Tables
Dorrington Park, Ashgrove

Dorrington Park, Ashgrove

 

8. Colmslie Beach Reserve, Murrarie

Colmslie Road, Murrarie A wonderful childrens playground. Take along a scooter, pack some lunch and you will spend several great hours here. It is suitable from littlies up to about 10 years old. The flying fox is always popular of course. So much to see and do. On of our favourite playgrounds. Facilities for a BBQ are available and a great view of the Gateway Bridge.

  • Semi-fenced playground
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities
  • Swings
  • Slide
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Picnic Tables

 

Colmslie Beach Reserve

Colmslie Beach Reserve

 

9. Calamvale District Park

Formby Street, Calamvale

The park has an adventure playground designed by school students, with a flying fox, giant slide, spider web scramble, and a tree top walk – the only one of its kind in Australia. The focal point of the playground is the tree tops sky walk, with only two ways up: rope ladder or spider web. Once kids have climbed to the top, they can walk through the sky until they come to the super-duper slippery dip.

  • Semi-fenced playground
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities
  • Swings
  • Slide
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Picnic Tables
Calamvale District Park

Calamvale District Park

 

10. Kalinga Park

Park Avenue, Wooloowin

In 1910, Kalinga Park opened and its World war I memorial gates are a fitting grand entry to what lies beyond, from the tree-lined Diggers Drive which was built by unemployed returned World War I soldiers to the plethora of attractions within. These include a large sandpit, tree houses, a climbing wall, a creek for rock throwing and climbing, dog off-leash enclosure, picnic and barbecue facilities as well as a grid of paved ‘streets’ with stop signs, designed for children on wheels and particularly good for those in need of traffic sense. All of this is spread over a large shaded grassy space dotted with majestic gum trees and in short is everything a family could conceivably wish for in one outdoor space. For those who prefer to arrive on two wheels the park is connected to as far away as Boondall Wetlands or nearby Toombul shoppingtown via the Kedron Brook bikeway.

  • Semi-fenced playground
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities
  • Swings
  • Slide
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Picnic Tables
Kalinga Park

Kalinga Park

 

11. Perrin Park

Josling Street, Toowong One park that our kids definitely voted one of the best parks for kids in Brisbane. After the January 2011 floods, the playground was rebuilt and it is wonderful. There is a good kids bike/scooter pathway around the playground with traffic signals. There is also three ‘tandem bikes’ on rails that kids can get on and ride around a circuit. Adjacent to the park is a concrete oval pathway around the outside of an oval for kids and adults to use whether you are running, walking, scooting, bike riding, roller blading or skating. Across the creek via a little wooden bridge is the toilets and dog off leash area. The tall trees along the creek are home to hundreds of flying foxes that you can watch sleeping or scratching themselves and chatting away.

  • Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities
  • Swings
  • Slide
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Picnic Tables
perrin park

 

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