Nature play space - Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre, Karawatha

Brisbane City Council maintains more than 2160 parks across Brisbane, with more created all the time. Our parks range in size from small pocket parks to large district parks, three botanic gardens and many bushland reserves. Find a park near you, featured parks and their facilities, dog off-leash areas (dog parks) and park Wi-Fi hotspots. Discover how to book a park booking site or obtain consent for an activity or event. Councils active and healthy events program offers activities for all ages at parks across Brisbane.

Creating new parks, and enhancing and maintaining existing parks, is just another way Council is growing your Brisbane lifestyle to help you enjoy Brisbane's climate and connect with family and friends in the places that make our city great.

For ideas on other great places, spaces and events to enjoy in Brisbane, check out our Things to see and do in Brisbane page.

Impacts due to February 2022 severe weather event

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

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.

Highlights

Victoria Park

We're changing Victoria Park into an iconic public parkland with something for everybody.

Park booking sites

Locate and book a park booking site in a Council park for your function or event. Park bookings sites are generally available for bookings between 8am-7pm daily.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

The beautiful 56-hectare Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha are open. Entry to the gardens is free. Plan your trip with our visitor and mobility maps.

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Dog off-leash areas

Council provides over 150 dog off-leash areas (commonly known as 'dog parks') in parks across Brisbane. Off-leash areas are generally fenced.

Rocks Riverside Park

Rocks Riverside Park is a Council district park located in the southwest of Brisbane at 531 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Seventeen Mile Rocks.

Toohey Forest Park

Council's Toohey Forest Park (includes Mt Gravatt Outlook Reserve) is approximately 260 hectares and 10 kilometres south of the Brisbane CBD. 

Street and park trees

Council helps care for Brisbane's urban forest through its management of the city's street and park trees. 

City Botanic Gardens

The riverside City Botanic Gardens are Brisbane's original botanic gardens. Attractions at the gardens include the Bamboo Grove, Weeping Fig Avenue, Riverstage, ornamental ponds and more.

Last updated: 6 April 2022

Brisbane City Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and their unique relationship with their ancestral country. We pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of Brisbane, and recognise their strength and wisdom.