Looking for your next family adventure? Check out Brisbane's best new parks and playgrounds - choose from epic scooter trails, "magic" forests for little ones, sun-warmed spots to unwind with a book and many more!
BEST FOR ALL-ROUND FAMILY FUN
Warril Parkland at Larapinta makes for an epic family day out with a bush camp-themed playground, flying foxes, walking trails and lake – all part of Brisbane City Council's Oxley Creek Transformation. Located in Brisbane's south at 1059 Paradise Road, this nature-based playground incorporates water-play, a lakeside boardwalk and pontoon, as well as birdwatching and space to picnic.
BEST FOR JUNIOR ADVENTURERS
Exhaust the kids with some serious scooter shredding at Kedron's Bradbury Park, which offers Brisbane's first dedicated scooter track with a good 200m of jumps and puddles. Kids can also explore the new "magical forest" nature-inspired playground, with cool hidden features including birds carved into logs and a magical mirror to be discovered. Find it at 91 Kitchener Road, Kedron.
BEST FOR TEENAGE WARRIORS
Teens can release their inner warrior at a new fitness challenge course at Guyatt Park, 19 Hiron Street, St Lucia, St Lucia. Warriors aged 12 years and older can tackle a range of ninja obstacles with a clear beginning and end, and challenge each other to beat the clock and achieve a personal best time, which can be recorded on the Park Warrior app. For the little ones, there is a new junior playground close by with sensory and interactive games, slides, swings and spring-based toys.
BEST FOR FRISBEE DEVOTEES
Brisbane has just unveiled its second disc golf course at Cadogan Street Park, Carindale. Get the family together and take on the 18-hole course. Disc golf can be played by all ages and abilities and all you need are some BYO mini discs. Find it at 199 Meadowlands Road.
BEST FOR OCEAN BREEZES
Decker Park at 18 Twenty-Fifth Avenue in Brighton offers a playground right by the water and has had a fun new upgrade, with new swings, a double slide, monkey bars and sensory play for tots. Enjoy a stroll along the Sandgate-Brighton foreshore for the ultimate day by the bay.
BEST FOR SKATEBOARDERS
The kids can flip tricks at the new Primrose Skate Park Facility at 2280 Wynnum Road, Wynnum West. While there is exhilarating fun to be had with ramps, quarter pipes, skate rails and jumps, this park is also perfect for anyone looking to level up on scooters or skateboards. There's also an existing shaded playground and basketball half-court for added entertainment.
BEST FOR NATURE LOVERS
There's a new playground at Wishart Community park at 106a Kavanagh Road, Wishart, with a great eco theme that includes a fort, climbing equipment, spinner, rocker, swings and cubby house. The surrounding park really lets you immerse yourself in greenery so be sure to bring a long lunch and enjoy the new picnic facilities under the leafy canopy of trees.
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