There’s plenty of playgrounds across Brisbane for you and your family to enjoy. Many are fully fenced, which is great to help keep your mind at ease when the kids are running amuck. These playgrounds vary in size, location, facilities and age group, and are equipped with everything from swings, sandpits, climbing frames to cubby houses.
Designed with curious toddlers in mind, Ascot Park features 3 cubby houses that are all low to the ground, as well as a swing set and water play pump.
Lockrose Street Park in Michelton is another local park perfect for toddlers with a sand play area with a ship themed fort to drive imagination and safe play.
If you’re after something for everyone or need a party location, Whites Hill Reserve Playground in Camp Hill is sensational. Even as a fully fenced playground this playground does not compromise on size. Featuring dual flying fox, crow’s nest, climbing net, bouncy rockers, sand pit and covered picnic tables, electric barbeques and toilets.
Arnwood Place in Tarragindi is another great option on the southside with a bespoke wooden design featuring a spider climb area, rock wall, double swing set and roofed tree house with varying deck heights. The playground is also shaded by mature trees and shade sail covers.
Rocks Riverside Park in Seventeen Mile Rocks is known for being generous in size. There’s multiple play areas, a large variety of play equipment and a popular water play zone under shade. It’s the perfect spot for summer with ample shade provided by sails and gorgeous trees. Toddlers have access to a fenced playground with a sandpit and age-appropriate equipment, while the older kids can run around the whole park visiting the flying fox, bike track, climbing nets and more. There’s so much to do so make sure you pack lunch and snag a picnic table to enjoy a day of fun in the sun.
Ready the buckets and shovels to enjoy a beach-themed playground at the fenced George Clayton Park in Wynnum. The park is home to a miniature replica lighthouse and 2 nautical-themed playgrounds suited to kids of all ages. There’s also a flying fox and a ‘walk the plank’ off the side of the ship for the more adventurous kids.
Hawthorne Park playground is also a great option on the city’s east side – it's fully fenced and only accessed by a gate. There’s a large sandpit, climbing nets, swings and a slide suited to a variety of ages and abilities.