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Brisbane's Secret Riverfront Park

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Published May 8th 2012
Completely by accident, I stumbled across this secluded riverfront park and picnic/BBQ area. I had actually pulled into its little carpark to get my bearings, but the sight before me was so pretty I couldn't resist getting out of the car to take a closer look.

For the most part the park was shaded by majestic old trees, with dappled sunlight dancing through the leaves and branches. A lone BBQ sat directly in front of a tree lined riverbank and close by a picnic table. Under the protection of a shady tree a children's playground seemed to be begging for attention.

Considering it was a public holiday and close to lunch time, I couldn't believe this picturesque spot hadn't been nabbed. What surprised me more was that after searching the perimeter I couldn't find a sign indicating that the park had a name. Curious, I searched online maps when I got home and the park did indeed seem to be nameless; I didn't know such parks existed.

This park is not huge but there's room to BBQ, picnic and play a bit of family cricket or football. It's tranquil, secluded, lush green and in a glorious riverfront location with spectacular views. The only thing missing is toilet facilities, but if you're really desperate, there are facilities a kilometre or two down the road in the middle of the Yeronga Corso Reserve.

To find this secret nameless park go to the end of TJ Doyle Memorial Park Drive where it meets with Princess Street, opposite the bottom of the Dutton Park Cemetery.
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Why? Perfect spot for a riverfront picnic
When: Anytime
Where: T J Doyle Memorial Park Dr, Dutton Park QLD
Cost: Free
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