Featured parks

Brisbane City Council's parks offer a range of experiences and fun for all ages.  Here are our recommendations for some great Brisbane parks for kids, families, dogs and picnics, as well as features on Brisbane's popular skate parks, natural areas and park exercise equipment.  Enjoy sunny days in one of our parks. Many parks offer free or low-cost activities as part of Council's various recreation programs

For more park options, parks by suburb has a full list of Brisbane parks.

""Top 10 kids' parks

Council has a number of parks that are perfect for kids, offering opportunities for fun, adventure and gross motor skills development. 

Review our suggestions for 10 kid-friendly parks in Brisbane, including Lower Moora Park, New Farm Park, Orleigh Park, Rocks Riverside Park and Wynnum Wading Pool.

""Favourite dog parks

Council maintains dog off-leash areas in suburban parks all over the city.

We have listed the locations of some of Brisbane's favourite dog parks, including Booker Place Park, Neal Macrossan Playground Park, Powerhouse Park and Tuckeroo Park.  Find a new play park for your four-legged friend.

""Popular skate parks

Looking for a place to ride your skateboard, BMX bike, scooter or inline blades? Council has 38 skate parks across the city.

See our list of some of Brisbane's most popular skate parks, including Wally Tate Park Skate Bowl and Hibiscus Skate Park.

""Best kept 'park' secrets

Find a new park to enjoy - one of Brisbane's hidden gems that locals know about, love and enjoy, but that you may be yet to experience.

Our hidden gem recommendations include Calamvale District Park, Carindale Recreation Reserve, Hidden World Playground, Oriel Park, Svoboda Park and more.

""Parks for picnics

Enjoy an picnic or barbecue in one of Council's parks.

Find our suggestions for some of Brisbane's most popular parks for picnics and barbecues, including Newstead Park, Grinstead Park, Lower River Terrace Park, Karawatha Forest and Mt Coot-tha Forest.

""Great family parks

Get some ideas for your next family outing with our great family park suggestions.  There's a park to suit every family and every occasion.

Our recommendations for family parks include Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point Park, Kalinga Park and Brisbane Botanic Gardens.

""Get close to wildlife

Get wild and visit one of Brisbane's natural area parks and reserves.

Our natural areas parks and reserves recommendations include Bayside Parklands, Boondall Wetlands, Brisbane Koala Bushlands, Toohey Forest and more.

""Exercise equipment in parks

Use exercise equipment in Council parks to get you fit and healthy. More than 90 parks have exercise equipment ranging from static equipment for chin-ups, sit-ups and step-ups to interactive and movable equipment with cardio and resistance features, such as rowing and stepping machines.

Find park exercise equipment near you and across Brisbane.