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Published July 14th 2010
You may not have heard of Dorrington Park, in the inner city suburb of Ashgrove, because this park is a well kept secret amongst Ashgrove residents and cluey Brisbane parents. Only they know it by another name - the Enchanted Fairy Forest.
Now it's your turn. Join the multitudes of families who have been enjoying this magical playground for years. The Enchanted Fairy Forest is a well maintained and well equipped playground with all the usual equipment that children love - slides, swings, see-saws, individual merry-go-rounds - as well as a few interesting extras.
There's the House of Hex, a sentry-style fort that children enter by climbing a small 'spiders web', or the Good Luck Store, a pretend shop front that provides hours of imaginative play. But the best thing about the Enchanted Fairy Forest is the story telling toadstool - just press a button and your child will hear a fun story from the loudspeaker.
Parents will love the playground for other reasons. It's brightly coloured and covered with pictures and drawings to stimulate childrens senses. There's plenty of shade and quaint benches built around tree trunks. The facilities are also good - toilets, water fountains, gas barbeques and wheelchair access. And while the playground is best suited to children under the age of ten, the park also has a basketball half court, a bikeway and skating and rollerblading facilities for older children.
The park is only partially fenced but is set back from the road and is accessed by a tiny driveway that leads to the carpark. Dorrington Park provides enough amusement for the whole day but it does fill up quickly so get in early to nab a table and a barbeque.