Discover family fun at Brisbane parks

Family in the park

Enjoy sunny days in the great outdoors at more than 2000 Council parks across the city, ranging in size from small pockets of green space to large district parks, two botanic gardens and bushland reserves with a range of lifestyle and leisure opportunities on offer to get you moving in the great outdoors.

Brisbane’s best kept secrets

Whether it’s stunning sunsets, capturing a bird’s eye view of your surroundings or putting your mind to work, there are some hidden gems across the city waiting to be discovered.

Test your navigation skills at Teralba Park in Everton Park which features a maze crafted out of shrubs, or orienteering at Keperra Picnic Ground Park in Ferny Grove.

If you’re after a more relaxed vibe, enjoy the cross river view to Teneriffe while watching the sun set over the wool stores at Bulimba Riverside Park. Or walk amongst the tree tops at Calamvale District Park with their award winning tree tops sky walk.

Parks for furry friends

There are more than 140 dog off-leash areas across the city, offering a great space for your four legged friends to run around and socialise with other dogs while you meet fellow dog lovers.

Did you know that Tuckeroo Park at Nudgee Beach offers a unique dog park experience with water access for your dog to swim?

Fun for the whole family

The good news is that if you’re trying to curb boredom for the younger members of your family, there is a raft of activities on offer at one of Council’s bushland reserves. This includes Council’s Nature Ranger activities which are a great way for kids to learn bush skills including mapping, flora and fauna identification and creek care.

Our sub-tropical climate makes parks and green spaces a perfect destination for family enjoyment whether it’s bushwalking, getting close to our native plants and animals or having a picnic.

Active parks

Did you know you can work out for free in more than 150 parks across the city which offer outdoor exercise equipment? Get a cardio and resistance workout at more than 100 active parks across the city offering free or low-cost activities including yoga, Zumba, boxing, gardening, pilates, aqua classes or cycling. Council can also link you to a local walking group if you’d prefer to pound the pavement.

Focus on well-being

Spending time in clean and green spaces or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing. Activities you might like to try include catching up with friends at an active park fitness class, taking in a skyline filled with trees after a stressful day at work, enjoying the sounds in our natural environment to help you wind down, beachcombing or simply enjoying a picnic under the stars. 

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Last updated:24 October 2019
Topics: things to do