Brisbane’s best new parks and playgrounds 

Vera Canale Park (formerly Chalk Street Park), Lutwyche

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.

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!

If Everton Park is a bit far away, there's another ninja course at Guyatt Park, St Lucia, with two more under construction at Doulton Street Park, Calamvale and Whites Hill Reserve, Holland Park. Read more about Council's ninja course initiative.

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. 

On the northside, there's a recently completed scooter track in Kedron's Bradbury Park. There are also three more scooter tracks nearing completion at Shaftesbury Street Park in Holland Park, Kathleen Street Park in Forest Lake and Wittonga Park in the Gap.

Find out more about Council's scooter track initiative.

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

Vera Canale Park, Lutwyche

There is now more to see and do in Lutwyche thanks to improvement works to Vera Canale Park, formerly known as Chalk Street Park. New additions to the park include picnic shelters, an improved playground, outdoor gym equipment, and a bike repair station. Pack a snack box to enjoy a park picnic with the kids and grab yourself a takeaway coffee from nearby Lutwyche City.

Where: 3 Wellington Street, Lutwyche

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

Wally Tate Park, Runcorn

Add Wally Tate Park at Runcorn to your Brisbane day out bucket list. Following recent improvement works, it is now the go-to destination for a day of family fun on the southside. With a newly reconfigured dog off-leash area, you can bring your fur babies with you when you visit. The new picnic shelters make it the perfect place for a fun family picnic.

Where: 95 Warrigal Road, Runcorn

But wait, there's more

Brisbane is home to more than 2180 parks, with more to come. Council is continually working to improve Brisbane's parks, including the installation of shade facilities in 50 park playgrounds this financial year.

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.

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This article was updated in September 2022.

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Last updated: 1 September 2022
Topics: things to do

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