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Published August 4th 2016
Understanding, exploring and protecting Raven Street Reserve
Learn more at the Downfall Creek Bushland Centre
I stumbled across the enchanting Downfall Creek Bushland Centre in McDowall purely by chance and was surprised to find hectares of natural bushland and wildlife. The Reserve is home to 115 species of birds, including lorikeets and honeyeaters.
One of the best experiences of the Reserve can be found at the Mountains to Mangroves trail. With wheelchair access, a continuous handrail and interpretive signs including braille and raised text, the trail is a walk through the woods which appeals to our senses of sight, sound and smell and caters to everyone wanting to find a special piece of nature in Brisbane.
Explore the senses trail
An important part of the Reserve is the Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, operated by the Brisbane City Council. The Centre provides information,environmental and cultural interactive displays and education on caring and preserving for Brisbane's bushland and waterways. It's great for kids and adults to learn about and further appreciate our natural south-east Queensland wonders.
Outside the centre is a kids play area, a half court basketball court, BBQs and covered picnic areas for you to further enjoy the Reserve. If you are left wanting to do more to protect this natural treasure, why not join the volunteer program to help with bush care, becoming an interactive guide and event-based opportunities.
Spot some of the 115 species of birds
A day at Raven Park Reserve is truly more than just a walk in the park.