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Published April 12th 2014
The parklands along the Brisbane Corso in Fairfield and Yeronga Brisbane are a great location for family weekend fun or for singles and couples to enjoy some peace and relaxation just 7km from the CBD.
The Brisbane Corso parklands just 7km from the city
Fairfield and Yeronga were heavily hit by the 2011 floods so take the chance to utilise these parks and continue to breath some life back into these very liveable suburbs and open spaces.
Yes, that's right, you don't need to search for north side parks or feel as though Southbank is all there is to offer. The string of connected parks along The Brisbane Corso in Fairfield and Yeronga are there for everyone's enjoyment and are by no means as crowded as other parkland areas in the city.
The Brisbane Corso meanders parallel to the Brisbane River and is on the opposite bank to the University of Queensland.
Catch a bus or drive along The Corso to pick the spot that suits you best. There are public toilets; automatic and free BBQs for public use; shaded areas for the hottest of days and plenty of lovely green grass and gentle shade to set up your picnic if the picnic tables and chairs are not available. Lots of space to run with the dog, throw a frisbee or set up a game of cricket, or simply spread out the picnic blanket and read a book !!!
A cement footpath stretches the length of the park which is fantastic for helping little ones learn to ride a bike, a scooter or skateboard.
If you forget anything or need additional supplies for your picnic or BBQ, or feel like grabbing fish and chips on the way the Fairfield Shopping Centre is just a 2 minute car drive away or an easy 15 minutes walk.
Our favourite spot is the shaded BBQ area near the corner of he Brisbane Corso and Turner Avenue, where picnic table and benches are also available, but if you need to be closer to public toilets or want to be nearer the children's play equipment you may prefer the areas further up the river.
The Brisbane Corso Riverside Parklands are a wonderful spot for that weekend picnic or BBQ. Escape the crowds of other city parks and head down to The Corso for some open space and fresh air.