CARISBROOKE PARK 8/10Opposite Old Spot Hotel, Main North Road, Salisbury.
JO GAPPER PARK 7/10Blackburn Rd, Hillbank
FREEMONT PARK 7/10Yorketown Rd, Elizabeth
STEBONHEATH PARK 8.5/10Davoren Rd, Andrews Farm
STRETTON CENTRE PARK 10/10Located behind shops on Curtis Rd, Munno Para West
BLAKEVIEW PARK 7/10
This park is a little further along from the main shopping centre in the suburb of Blakeview.
There is no car park so you have to park on the road. It is built up high on a small hill and it does get a little windy there later in the day. There is equipment here for wheelchairs such as the spinning roundabout, as well as a flying fox and swings. Surprisingly, by this stage, the kids had had enough and didn't want to go on any more equipment but we did test out the roundabout. Across the road is a lake you can walk around. It is a pleasant stop for a short while but with no toilets you may need a walk to the shops as we did. We got some ice-cream and went to look at the lake. This playground and suburb is a good stop for mid-afternoon refreshments.
You could take the northern expressway and start in the reverse order given here. Take the Curtis Road exit. I made a score sheet for each child with the names of the parks. Asking, "what shall we find at the next playground?" was a good way to get them back into the car, as it is often hard to get kids to leave a playground. We had more on our list but did not get to them all. Amazingly the kids got tired. I would suggest no more than five playgrounds with a break for lunch or afternoon tea is enough. This is an ideal outing for Autumn or Spring when the temperatures are mild and kids need to burn up some energy from being stuck indoors too long.