Check out our list of Best Parks for Kids on Brisbane's Southside. Please let us know if you think we've missed any!
Officially opened in January 2012, the new Skywalk Playground Project has made Calamvale District Park one of Brisbane's greatest playgrounds.
- The skywalk consists of up to 8m high "sky cabins" connected by free-standing bridges which lead to a massive tube slide.
- There are giant climbing webs and a rock-climbing structure for those who want to practise their climbing skills.
- Two flying foxes, a circle of swings as well as a group "birds nest" swing.
- Wobbly bridges and musical play stations especially entertaining for younger children.
- Some paved walkways for bike/scooter riding.
- Sheltered picnic tables and BBQs, and amenities.
- All these facilities found nestled amongst the trees providing the perfect backdrop for a relaxing day out.
- In another area of the park you'll find a fenced dog park with park benches.
- Off-street carpark available.
The Rocks Riverside Park is an expansive parkland alongside the Brisbane River in the city's outer south-west.
- large shaded sand pit with toddler playground equipment
- fort-like playground for older kids with a rock-climbing structure and circle of swings nearby
- water park in the warmer months
- huge climbing structure
- flying fox
- half court basketball court
- bike paths throughout the park
- some sheltered barbeques and picnic tables
- large open spaces giving plenty of room but not a great deal of shade
- amphitheatre and open-air stage for events
Located just off the main thoroughfare of Logan Road, Glindemann Park is possibly one of the less well known parks worth visiting in Brisbane's South.
- There are two playgrounds, one on the Lawn Street side, the other closer to Logan Road, with a gully separating them.
- The Lawn Street "boat" playground is great for young children with wooden ramp-ways, a slide, smaller climbing walls, a three-way seasaw and traditional swings.
- Across the gully the second playground has a large climbing structure, a swing set, a flying fox and a musical station among other things.
- The playgrounds are partly shaded.
- There is a bike path that runs through the park, a half-court basketball court, a beginner skateboard ramp and a skate-board half-pipe simulator for bigger kids.
- There is an exercise station for those wanting to do some resistance work.
- Plenty of space for a game of tiggy.
- Sheltered BBQ and picnic tables are available as well as an amenities block.
A wide open space nestled amongst the trees, you would never know what hides in this gem of a park if you didn't take a detour off the Gateway Motorway into Mansfield.
- The main playground features many rope-ladders and climbing structures, a large double-slide, a flying fox, a flying seasaw, spinning poles and swings. This playground is probably too difficult for young toddlers but great for those 3 years and up.
- Pretend play at the "Broadwater Corner Store" and little activities on the flowers surrounding the playground, such as spinning wheels and wheels with flashing lights.
- A second, smaller playground has an easier climbing ladder, slide and swings - this play equipment is more suitable for young toddlers.
- There is a mini road course with give way intersections, a roundabout and speed bumps for the little ones to practise their driving skills!
- Half-court basketball court.
- Large open spaces for kids (young and old!) to play freely.
- Trees provide plenty of shade throughout the park land.
- Get some exercise riding or running on the Bulimba Creek Bikeway which runs through the park.
- This is a popular weekend spot for birthdays and other gatherings, with electric and wood bbqs, and sheltered and unsheltered picnic tables available.
- Other facilities include drinking water and public toilets.
- There is plenty of parking available in the park's two off-street car parks.
This is a huge park with many wide open spaces as well as numerous shaded playground equipment stations for kids of varying ages.
- In the playground you'll find a double slide, a climbing structure, a flying fox, a circle of swings, music-making stations and a collection of exercise bars with instructions on how to use them.
- There are two fenced basketball courts as well as the open space of a soccer field with soccer goals at one end.
- The park has plenty of shady areas if you're bringing a rug for a picnic. Alternatively there are also sheltered picnic tables and barbecue facilities available.
- Other facilities include running water and public toilets.
- Parking is no problem in the car park or on the street adjacent the park.
A favourite among locals, C. B. Mott Park is not just a great place to visit on a free afternoon, but often a park of choice for celebrating birthdays and other special occasions. Some features include:
- a bike running the length of the park
- two playgrounds located on either side of Mott Creek
- a little wooden bridge allows crossing of the creek from one playground to the other, while a small concrete half-pipe crosses the creek at the other end of the park
- plenty of space and open areas for kicking around a footy
- barbeques, picnic tables and shelters for larger gatherings
- water and public toilets