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Kianawah Park

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by Jane Wong (subscribe)
My dogs and I are kind of a package deal. www.instagram.com/eddyandsam
Published March 18th 2017
Have you visited Tingalpa's oldest park?
What's the history surrounding Kianawah Park?

Kianawah Park has made itself a home in the suburb of Tingalpa, approximately 10 kilometres east of the CBD. The origins of the name 'Tingalpa' is uncertain, but is possibly named after Tingalpa Creek, or derived from the Turrubal words tangul (meaning 'plant for stupefying fish') and pa (meaning 'place'). When surveyed in 1841, Tingalpa was actually named 'Tingulpa'; Tingulpa is possibly derived from an Aboriginal expression referring to a fat kangaroo. Oh, and Kianawah is actually the oldest park in Tingalpa!

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Eddy at Kianawah Park in Tingalpa.



What facilities are available for dogs at Kianawah Park?

Being such a large park, there's heaps of walking to be done at Kianawah Park, provided that your dog remains on leash at all times. But perhaps best of all, Kianawah Park boasts an impressively sized fully-enclosed off-leash dog park, giving your pooch a chance to run around and be the crazy fluffballs that they really are. There's plenty of shade provided by a number of large trees that litter the dog park. For those who train their dogs in agility, there's a number of agility equipment available here too. Oh, and there is of course benches for the humans - rest up while you can!

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Massive off-leash dog park!


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Agility equipment - good for your dog both mentally and physically.



What facilities are available for children at Kianawah Park?

No park is complete without a children's playground - lucky for you, Kianawah Park manages to deliver! With a playground area designed specifically with your little ones in mind, you don't have to worry about keeping them entertained during your visit. The park will do that for you! The one thing parents should keep in mind when visiting, however, is that the playground area does not have a canopy above it - make sure your children are covered from head to toe in sunscreen, especially when visiting during the heat of the day.

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Playground area at Kianawah Park.


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Swings for the little kids...


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..and swings for the bigger kiddos!



What facilities are available for older children at Kianawah Park?

Older children are of course welcome to use the playground too - that is, unless they think it's beneath them... Not to worry if you've got both younger and older kids, because Kianawah Park caters for both. Say hello to the half basketball court available for use, free of charge, at Kianawah Park!

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Half basketball court, anyone?



What facilities are available for families at Kianawah Park?

With so many facilities for each member of the family, you might be wondering whether there are any that the whole family can enjoy as one - and the answer is, of course, yes! And what better way to have a good time as a family than by sharing a meal? Kianawah Park has a traditional old-school barbecue available for use, complete with a big stack of firewood, conveniently collected for you. There are lots of large shady gazebos under which you can enjoy the meal or a snack - in fact, these gazebos are large enough to comfortably host birthday parties or bigger family gatherings. Or perhaps dust off the picnic mat and sit down on the grass instead; there's a seemingly endless sea of green out there for you to choose the perfect spot.

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Old school but fully functional barbecue.


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Several extra large shady gazebos available at Kianawah Park - perfect for birthday parties or big family gatherings.


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But if all else fails, there is heaps and heaps and absolutely heaps of green grass from which to choose the perfect picnic spot!
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Why? It's the oldest park in Tingalpa
When: Anytime
Where: Joe Lambert Dr, Tingalpa, QLD 4173
Cost: Free
Your Comment
A massive area in the park for off leash which is good to dogs for a big run
by ycwong (score: 2|472) 62 days ago
Feeling wonderful in such a quiet and nice place.
by lokyl (score: 2|370) 61 days ago
good for outdoor activities
by locke (score: 1|42) 59 days ago
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