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Rocks Riverside Park Review – Seventeen Mile Rocks

Rocks Riverside Park, located in Seventeen Mile Rocks, South-West Brisbane, is a great place to visit for people of all ages. Recently, we visited the park with two toddlers and a 6-month-old baby. Since it was our first time visiting, we found it a bit confusing to drive through the industrial area of Seventeen Mile Rocks. However, we were pleasantly surprised to discover the vast parkland along the Brisbane River.

There is plenty of shaded, free parking. Close to the car park is an enclosed playground with smaller equipment close. There is also a sand pit and swings. We strolled our prams directly into the safety of the fenced area for our toddlers to explore. From there, we could see a more extensive playground for older kids. Between the neatly organised gardens was an undercover wooden deck. BBQs and benches provided an ideal spot for a sunny day picnic.

Shade and Amenities at Rocks Riverside Park Seventeen Mile Rocks Brisbane

There’s plenty of shade at Rocks Riverside Park.


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Our verdict on Rocks Riverside  Park

Our toddlers enjoyed exploring the play equipment and socialising with other infants. We then took a walk around the garden track. We passed a shallow pool and water installation, which would have been perfect for little ones who love getting wet. Unfortunately, we weren’t prepared for swimming, so we rushed past before my 12-month-old could interject!

Next, we passed a pyramid net tower and flying foxes. This playground truly has everything. Beyond that is a large oval surrounded by tree-lined pathways. We walked further to find more shaded BBQ areas and seating along the riverfront. Industrial ruins were planted among the established foliage, making a perfect picnic backdrop. The pathways continued onto a riverfront walk, a great spot to lay down a blanket and enjoy the view. Once rested, we let the toddlers loose on the oval. It was a great way to expend all that pent-up energy.

Pathways and Green Space at Rocks Riverside Park Seventeen Mile Rocks Brisbane

The garden track at Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks, Brisbane.


All in all, our kids loved it. They could run and crawl to their heart’s desire, and age-appropriate equipment was a bonus. Our picnic set-up was ideal for the baby too, and he enjoyed fresh air and tummy time on the rug. Meanwhile, we mums could catch up surrounded by a gorgeous river setting.

Rocks Riverside Park is perfect for families; there’s plenty to explore and fun for every age group. Plus, it’s super accessible and great for outdoor exercise. The equipment is well-kept, and we even noticed an ice cream van!

And, of course, it’s completely free. It’s ideal for anyone looking for affordable, unrestrained outdoor family fun.

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By Annie Mayer-Rayment


Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids events, attractions & things to do with kids, schools and education, school holiday guides, health & wellbeing for families, parenting and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.



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