Downfall Creek Bushland Centre

815 Rode Road, McDowall, QLD, 4032 07 3407 2400
Wheelchair accessible
Meeting rooms
Public toilets

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre temporarily closed until further notice

The personal safety of Brisbane residents and visitors is our top priority. Due to coronavirus, Counci has closed its environment centres. All programs delivered from these centres have also been suspended to assist with social distancing requirements.

The bushland reserve around the centre remains open to the public.

Check our Coronavirus: Council updates and impacts page for latest updates. For event information, search our What’s On calendar to see if an event has been impacted.

The Downfall Creek Bushland Centre is located at the Raven Street Reserve, part of the Chermside Hills Reserves. At the centre you can view environmental and cultural displays, learn about the reserve's flora and fauna, and discover the importance of preserving the natural areas of our environment.

Facilities

  • Information desk
  • Display area
  • Playground
  • Half-court basketball court
  • Sheltered picnic tables
  • Barbecue
  • Educational trail
  • Community composting hub
  • Native plants program nursery
  • Bike tracks
  • Walking tracks
  • Car park
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Meeting rooms
  • Public toilets
The Mountains to Mangroves' Senses Trail includes wheelchair access, continuous handrail and interpretive signs, including braille and raised text. The major bike and walking tracks are also wheelchair accessible.

Opening hours

  • Monday: 9am-4pm
  • Tuesday: 9am-4pm
  • Wednesday: 9am-4pm
  • Thursday: 9am-4pm
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

The Free Native Plants Program nursery is open 9am-4pm, Monday-Thursday.

The centre is also closed on public holidays.

Meeting rooms

The Downfall Creek Bushland Centre has one meeting room available for hire by local not for profit community groups, organisations and for corporate use. Groups can meet in relaxed and natural bushland setting, close to parking and amenities. The room is not available for parties or other events. 

Visit Community and corporate resources to find out more about the facilities, fees and how to make a booking.

Volunteering

You can help raise awareness about our reserves and encourage positive environmental outcomes while enjoying the company of other volunteers by joining our Volunteer Program.

A variety of volunteering opportunities is available including:

  • greeter and administrative positions, including project and workshop delivery
  • forest guides to lead group walks
  • event and activity support, including environmental educational and advocacy.

Location

More information

Our environment centres also offer curriculum-based Environmental Learning Program for schools. 

While at the centre you can also walk the Hide 'n' Seek Children's Trail through the reserve. Before you go, or during your walk, you can download or view the trail map (Word - 1.46Mb).

For more information:

Upcoming events

Mon 6 Apr 2020, 10:00am
Cancelled

**This event has been cancelled.** Parents and carers can enjoy a range of nature-based sensory play and activities to keep children entertained and engaged...

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre

Tue 7 Apr 2020, 9:30am
Cancelled

**This event has been cancelled.**Bookings essential. Children will learn how to make a difference to the natural environment through re-using and upcycling...

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Road, McDowall

Tue 7 Apr 2020, 11:30am
Cancelled

**This event has been cancelled.**Bookings essential. Children will learn how to make a difference to the natural environment through re-using and upcycling...

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Road, McDowall

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