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 perfect 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 while your kids climb and explore the structures.
The $10 million upgrade to this park also includes new picnic facilities, a scooter track, basketball half court, and a new dog off-leash area.
Where: 91 Kitchener Road, Kedron
Colmslie Beach Reserve, Murarrie
An Octopus Garden will feature in the recently upgraded Colmslie Beach Reserve at Murarrie. The new-look park, which will open to the public very soon, will include 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 upgrade also includes new picnic facilities, landscaping and a mini-bike track.
Where: 152 Colmslie Road, Murarrie
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 newly completed 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
Paul Conti Park, Hemmant
If a trip to the eastern suburbs is in order, then you can't go past the newly upgraded Paul Contin Park, Hemmant. Not only has Paul Conti Park received a brand new playground and picnic shelter, but the park has a new scooter track (within riding and character features), making it the perfect destination for a day out with the kids.
Where: 124 Hemmant-Tingalpa Road, Hemmant
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 brand 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
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 recent 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 (previously known as Blackwood Street 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 lunch out of the sun.
Where: 12 Blackwood Street, Rochedale
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This article was updated in June 2023.