Brisbane’s best new parks and playgrounds 

Colmslie Beach Reserve

Looking for a new park to keep the kids entertained this weekend or over the next school holidays? With more than 2180 parks across Brisbane, there's a perfect Brisbane City Council park to suit every family - from picturesque picnic spots and great playgrounds to scooter tracks, skate parks, dog off-leash areas (for four-legged family members), Insta-worthy photo locations and more.

We've put together a list of the best new parks and recent park upgrades to inspire planning for your next park day out and to highlight how we're continuing to grow your Brisbane lifestyle.

Bradbury Park playscape, Kedron

It's been described as 'a playground like no other' and it's certainly been a hit with families since opening. Bradbury Park playscape is a spectacular playground of towers, bridges and obstacles, as well as a magical forest. Sit back and enjoy a take-away coffee or have a barbecue while your kids climb and explore the structures.

The park also includes picnic facilities, scooter track, basketball half-court, dog off-leash area, exercise equipment, connecting pathways and a car park with 53 spaces.

Where: 91 Kitchener Road, Kedron

Castamore Way Park, Richlands

Tucked away in the south-western part of the city is Castamore Way Park, featuring a new junior playground, with play equipment, a tall climbing tower and slide. There's also picnic facilities and a pathway connecting the play area with neighbouring streets, creating a long-awaited recreation space for local residents. 

Where: 112A and 120A Progress Road, Richlands

Clarina Street Park, Chapel Hill

Nestled in the leafy, inner-west suburb of Chapel Hill, Clarina Street Park is the perfect spot for a quiet, relaxing day with the kids. Thanks to recent upgrades, a new playground is ready for sun-filled adventures with a new double swing set. In addition to the new play equipment, you can take advantage of a new barbecue and picnic area.

Where: 2A Clarina Street, Chapel Hill

Colmslie Beach Reserve, Murarrie

An Octopus Garden is the star feature in the upgraded Colmslie Beach Reserve at Murarrie. The new-look park includes a giant octopus, yellow submarine, crab and other underwater friends for kids to explore and enjoy.

The playground structures have been created by the same artist, David White, who designed similar play equipment when the park was first built 30 years ago. A poll of residents determined they loved the original structures so much they wanted the same artist to build the new ones!

The park also includes picnic facilities, landscaping and a mini-bike track.

Where: 152 Colmslie Road, Murarrie

Deagon Sportsground Park, Deagon

Are your kids looking to tear it up over the weekend and take it to the extreme? You're in luck thanks to upgrades of the skate park at Deagon Sportsground Park. It's better than ever, with a new concrete surface making for a much smoother ride. If skating isn't your scene, make use of the electric barbecue and park playground.

Where: 83 Board Street, Deagon

Fischer Family Park, Rochedale

Fischer Family Park is the new kid on the block in Rochedale and includes a whole stack of features that make for a day of family fun. There's a 100-metre walking and scooter circuit, a playground with shade sails, large open space and shaded picnic tables so you can enjoy a meal out of the sun.

Where: 12 Blackwood Street, Rochedale

Paul Conti Park, Hemmant

If a trip to the eastern suburbs is in order, then you can't go past Paul Conti Park, Hemmant. Its recent upgrade features include a playground, picnic shelter and a new scooter track (with riding and character features), making it the perfect destination for a day out with the kids. 

Where: 124 Hemmant-Tingalpa Road, Hemmant

Teralba Park, Everton Park

Whether you've been inspired by the most recent season of Australian Ninja Warrior or are just looking for new ways to stay active and healthy, the ninja course at Teralba Park is for you! With quin steps, inside out bars and The Big Fling, this course makes exercise fun and exciting!

Where: 120 Pullen Road, Everton Park

But wait, there's more!

There's always more to see and do around our wonderful river city. Jump on the Brisbane app to plan your next perfect park day out or get inspiration from our Brisbetter Explore articles.

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This article was updated in March 2024.

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