Brisbane’s best new parks and playgrounds 

Decker Park, Brighton

Out of options to keep the kids entertained over the weekend? Looking for something new to do locally or keen for a family excursion to another suburb? We’ve got you!

Check out Brisbane’s best new parks and playgrounds near you, including new Brisbane parks for picnics, nature play, obstacle courses, water play, thrill-seeking, skate tricks and more.

Go wild at Warril

Warril Parkland at Larapinta makes for a wild family day out. Navigate your way to this bush camp-themed playground with flying foxes and a lake - all part of our local Oxley Creek Transformation. There's also a lakeside boardwalk and pontoon, as well as birdwatching and space to picnic with barbecues.

Can’t tear the kids away at the end of the day? Sign them up to Oxley Creek Junior Ranger Program for a range of activities for children of all ages, including the Warril Parkland Discovery Trail, as well as activities for home or school.

Watch a short 30-second video of Warril Parkland on Council's YouTube channel.

Warril Parkland, Larapinta

Shreddin' at Kedron

Exhaust the kids with some serious scooter shredding at Kedron's Bradbury Park, featuring Brisbane's first scooter track, with a good 200 metres of jumps and puddle for riders to tackle.

Curious kids can also explore the new magical forest nature-inspired playground, with some cool hidden features, like animal sculptures and a throne. Can you find them?

Bradbury Park, Kedron

Become a ninja warrior

Keen to get your teen away from their screen?  Let them release their inner warrior at a new fitness challenge course at Guyatt Park, St Lucia. Warriors aged 12 years and older can take on a range of ninja obstacles and challenge each other to beat the clock for a personal best they can record on the Park Warrior website. Watch our Warrior Park video below or on Council's YouTube channel.

For the little ones, there's a new junior playground close by, with sensory and interactive games, slides, swings and spring toys.

Disc-over something different

Brisbane just got its second disc golf course at Cadogan Street Park, Carindale. Grab the whole family for an 18-basket course to master throwing a frisbee-like disc into the target baskets in the fewest number of throws. This is a fun one for all ages and abilities! 

Cadogan Street Park, Carindale

Play by the bay

Where land meets the sea, there’s fun to be had! Decker Park in Brighton has a playground right by the water, with new swings, a double slide, monkey bars and sensory play for tots. Throw in the scooters and bikes and burn the kids out on the Sandgate-Brighton Foreshore walk, then hit the beach for a sandcastle building competition that’ll make an ultimate day by the bay.  

Decker Park, Brighton

Skate, play or bounce

The kids can flip tricks, grind and ollie all day at the Primrose Park skate facility at Wynnum.  Feel the thrill of fun with ramps, quarter pipes, skate rails and jumps park to suit anyone looking to level up on scooters or skateboards.  With skate obstacles spread out, it’s perfect for if you’re looking to practise your tricks. To mix it up, hit up the existing shaded playground and basketball half court nearby.  Watch our Primrose Park skate facility video below or on Council's YouTube channel.

Nature at its best

Nature lovers rejoice! There's a new playground at Wishart Community Park with a great eco theme that includes a fort, climbing equipment, spinner, rocker, swings, cubby house and sandstone steppers. The surrounding park is all about getting lost in the greenery, so bring along lunch and enjoy the new picnic facilities and leafy view to Bulimba Creek.

But wait, there's more

Are you wondering , 'how many parks in Brisbane'? We’ve got more than 2100 parks, with many playgrounds around Brisbane and more to come!  This means you’ve got more to see and do near home, and can seek out playgrounds with coffee, accessible and inclusive playgrounds, playgrounds for toddlers, fully-fenced playgrounds for quick-legged little ones… whatever suits you best.

In other exciting news, planning for our city-shaping Victoria Park vision is underway, and we're transforming the Nudgee Recreation Reseve at Nudgee and the Wally Tate Park sports fields at Runcorn.  We’ve also got 112 local park and dog off-leash area upgrades in the pipeline, including new things at Thrush Street Park in Inala and Colmslie Beach Reserve in Murarrie, so stay tuned!

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Last updated:14 September 2020
Topics: things to do