4 places to cool off this summer

Beat the summer heat without having to trek out of town! There's something for everyone - just a hop, skip and splash away.

Pools

Whether it's diving at Centenary Pool in Spring Hill or racing down waterslides at Chermside Pool, there are lots of ways to make a splash at Council's 22 pools.

Centenary Pool, Spring Hill

Aqua parks and water play areas

From Streets Beach and Aquativity at South Bank Parklands to Council's 15 pools with water-play areas, you'll get hours of fun from drop buckets, water jets and more.

Wynnum Aqua Park

Riverside parks

It's always cooler by the water. Feel the breeze with a picnic at New Farm Park, Mowbray Park, or one of Brisbane's many shady riverside greenspaces. Search for parks by suburb.

Brisbane Powerhouse and New Farm Park

Seaside

From Sandgate to Wynnum, Brisbane's bayside stretch offers seaside esplanades, parks, water activities and mouth-water fish 'n' chips.

Shorncliffe Pier

More ideas for Brisbetter days out

For more Brisbetter Days Out inspiration, check out our Brisbetter Explore page

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Nearby events

Wed 8 Feb 2023, 10:00am

Bookings essential. Children will have a ball in this series of interactive learn and grow sessions! Using balls, hoops, parachutes, tunnels, jumping sacks...

Victoria Park / Barrambin, Park entry off Gilchrist Avenue (no through road)

Wed 15 Feb 2023, 10:00am

Bookings essential. Children will have a ball in this series of interactive learn and grow sessions! Using balls, hoops, parachutes, tunnels, jumping sacks...

Victoria Park / Barrambin, Park entry off Gilchrist Avenue (no through road)

Sat 11 Feb 2023, 5:30pm
Free

Celebrate the most romantic time of the year with a special pre-Valentine’s Day double feature at Victoria Park / Barrambin. Bands in Parks program will present...

Victoria Park / Barrambin, Herston

Wed 8 Feb 2023, 9:30am

Bookings essential. Get the children to develop their motor skills, balance, coordination while strengthening their relationship with their parents through fun...

Victoria Park / Barrambin Main Entry, 309 Herston Road, Herston

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