Best playgrounds in Brisbane as voted by the playground designers

Looking for the best playgrounds in Brisbane? Stockland has compiled a list of their favourite playgrounds, perfect for free play. If you fancy a day trip, we’ve added the best Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast playgrounds, too!

David Laner, Acting Queensland General Manager for Residential Communities at Stockland, said Stockland was leading the way in playground fun and innovation. Creating adventure playgrounds that offer inclusive and interactive fun for the ultimate day trip.

“Spring is a wonderful time of the year to shake off the cobwebs and enjoy the sunshine,” Mr Laner said.

“Our parks offer both locals and visitors a great outing for all the family to enjoy. Many have cafés close by, and all feature the latest innovative playground designs. They are all built to support the health and wellbeing of residents of all ages, fitness levels and abilities.

Stockland’s pick of the best playgrounds in Brisbane are:

Newport Central Park – Brindabella Street, Newport

Central Park features elevated rope walks, ladders, slides, and swings. It also has two separate play areas, which provide different spaces for toddlers and older children to play. The central paved area provides multiple shaded areas and space for bike riding and scooters, as well as an open grass area for ball games. With shelters, barbecues, and toilets, Central Park is a great day out for all the family to enjoy.

Feng Shui Park – Pallara Avenue, Pallara

The innovative park has been designed to take advantage of elements of Feng Shui and features both quiet and active spaces. The reflexology walk is worth visiting. It is designed to encourage people to take their shoes off and walk on rounded pebbles. These pebbles massage key meridian points within the feet.

Other highlights include a designated sanctuary area, picnic tables, and seating areas. The park has a custom bird’s nest swing, a large arc ladder, and a ping pong table. There is also tubing, which allows children to discover the principles of music and sound through play and transforms the playground into interactive art.

Augusta Green Park – Benezet Drive and Kearney Street, Augustine Heights

This 3,880-square-metre park features a BMX track, the brainchild of retired BMX champion Tim Wood. The track has a total length of around 90 metres. It is ideal for beginners and children who want to develop their skills. The park also includes a basketball half-court, barbecue shelter, a kickabout area, and a number of walking and cycling paths.

Central Park – Stone Ridge Boulevard, Narangba

Exploration is the key feature of Stone Ridge’s innovative park at Narangba. The multi-use space, located off Stone Ridge Boulevard, includes a flying fox, climbing frames, play equipment, a picnic area, a half-basketball court, and a traffic school bike path for youngsters.

Aurora Boulevard Park – Aurora Boulevard, North Lakes

Kick the ball around, get adventurous on the enormous climbing net or explore the cubby house at this fantastic Brisbane playground. The park features a motorbike rocker, five-way swings, a grassed football field, a fenced off-leash area for dogs, as well as barbecues and sheltered tables.

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The best playground on the GOLD COAST

Adventure Park and BMX Track, Highland Reserve, Gold Coast

Gear up for a wheelie good time at Highland Reserve’s 4,600-square-metre Adventure Park off Wimmera Crescent in Upper Coomera. Designed and built by former freestyle BMX champion Tim Wood, the BMX track offers fun jumps for bikers of all levels. The nearby playground offers a variety of equipment, such as climbing frames and swings. Undercover seating is also available.

The best playgrounds on the SUNSHINE COAST

Pedal Park- Steiner Crescent, Baringa, Sunshine Coast

Pedal Park features a detailed ‘learn to ride’ bike circuit, which includes a tunnel, bridge, speed humps, traffic lights and road signage. The circuit caters for a range of skill levels and surrounds a large central playground with slides, swings, a see-saw and a 7.5-metre-high climbing tower, while the park also includes a netball/basketball half-court, shelters, barbecues and toilets.

Tip: Make time to visit the Treehouse Adventure Playground next to the Izba Espresso café on Lukin Terrace, with its huge central metallic tree with two elevated wooden treehouses linked by a rope bridge, a toddler swing and a bird’s nest swing.

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Sunny Park – Prosperity Drive/Prime Parade, Birtinya Island, Sunshine Coast

Slides, swings, a spinner and a sand play area, define a fun time for kids at the new Birtinya Island play space, Sunny Park. This park has three separate play spaces, a barbecue area and public toilets. The park is also close to Birtinya Island’s other parks – Florey Park, Beach Park and Viridian Park, which are a short stroll away.

Tip: Take the kids to the nearby six-metre high iDIDIT! sculpture at Village Park, on the corner of Lake Kawana Boulevard and Kawana Way at Birtinya, for a memorable photo of the day out.

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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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