Bushland reserves

Discover the diversity of Brisbane City Council's bushland reserves, wetlands, parklands and forest. Council manages over 9500 hectares of natural areas for conservation, nature based activities and protection of biodiversity. View track maps and enjoy bush walking tracks, mountain bike and horse riding trails, picnic areas and playgrounds. You can also visit natural habitat areas and discover a range of native animal and plant species.

Find information about Council's bushland reserves, permitted activities, walking tracks, facilities, flora and fauna and their history. You can also find events happening in parks and reserves across Brisbane as well as at the environment centres.

Before exploring our bushland reserves, visit the Atlas of Living Australia website to see what wildlife you are likely to encounter. Print out a species list and record your sightings to share with other visitors.

Impacts due to February 2022 severe weather event

The recent flooding event impacted many of Brisbane's parks and natural areas.

Nearly all of the 2180 parks are open to the public, however, Council has temporarily closed some facilities within impacted parks, including, but not limited to, playgrounds, toilets, barbecues, fitness equipment and skate parks.

Council has signed temporarily closed facilities within parks and natural areas to ensure the safety of visitors. While parks and natural areas are now open, Council reminds park users that changed conditions due to flooding may still apply and advises park visitors to take extra caution as required.

Council is working hard to ensure our highest-use parks and natural areas are back to full working order as soon as possible.

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Last updated: 21 April 2022

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