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Doug Larsen Park

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by M.T. Ellis (subscribe)
M.T. Ellis is a freelance writer living in Brisbane who enjoys getting out and about with her husband and their dogs. She published her debut novel, Azrael, in May 2017 and is currently writing her second book.
Published July 5th 2014
A Park Packed Full of Activities
Today, I accidentally found a really cool place for kids to hang out during the school holidays.

I was looking for a dog park in Beenleigh that I had heard of, and ended up stumbling upon a massive outdoor wonderland that had something for kids of all ages.

Park, Ducks, Duck Pond, Doug Larsen Park
The View From One of the Bridges at Doug Larsen Park

I walked my dog through the park, along the hundreds of metres of cement path, which wound around and over the duck filled waterways. We passed numerous kids playgrounds and sporting fields. At several points along the path, there were work-out stations with fitness equipment.

Fitness Equipment, Work-Out Station, Park, Outdoor Workout
One of the Work-Out Stations

We found plenty of undercover picnic areas, some had BBQs and there were toilets near the entrance to the park.

Park in Beenleigh, Doug Larsen Park, BBQ Area, Picnic Tables, Picnic Area
The BBQ Area at Doug Larsen Park

Doug Larsen Park also has state-of-the-art skate and BMX facilities. There were dirt BMX tracks, bitumen BMX/ Skate tracks and various sized half-pipes catering for all skill levels.

BMX, Skate Ramp, Beenleigh Skate Park
Part of the Skate Park

I eventually found the dog park that I was looking for at the nearby Logan River Parklands.
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Why? Because you are looking for a cool place to take the kids
Where: Doug Larsen Park, Beenleigh
Cost: Free
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