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Faulkner Park

Home > Brisbane > Dog Friendly | Outdoor | Parks | Playgrounds | Walks
by Jane Wong (subscribe)
My dogs and I are kind of a package deal. www.instagram.com/eddyandsam
Published September 26th 2016
One of Brisbane's Biggest and Best Parks
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I'd like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Yuggera People, where Faulkner Park now stands.


Faulker Park in Graceville is a hidden gem of a park, located just minutes from Tocco Italiano. Located just 11km south west of Brisbane's CBD, Faulkner Park boasts an expansive area of green, grassy area - it'd literally take at least a couple of hours for you to explore all the nooks and crannies.

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Can't even see the end of the park - it's massive!


Seeing how large an area that Faulkner Park encompasses, it's a great place to go for a walk, without having to venture too far from the city. The paths are beautiful and are usually shady from the trees which flank both sides of the path. There are also plenty of rest stops (i.e. benches) along the way, so don't worry about getting tired!

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We loved walking here!


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Time for a well-deserved break, Eddy.


I don't know about you, but I get pretty tired after a long walk. Well, don't fret, because there are electric BBQs here - it's a perfect place for a family day out.

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Eddy is probably wondering where all the food is.


Faulkner Park also has two generously sized dog parks, one for the little ones and one for the big boys (and girls). There are plenty of doggy bags outside, so stock up before you head in as a precaution!

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Outside the dog parks, with doggy bag dispenser on Eddy's right.


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Unfortunately this pretty holder has turned into a holder for leaves instead, so remember to stock up outside the dog park.


Eddy and I decided to head into the dog park for the big kids, as there was no one around - we went during lunchtime on a weekday, which might explain the emptiness! There were different types canine training equipment to choose from and Eddy and I had a blast testing them all out.

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How many different equipment can you spot?


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More equipment.


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Having a rest after a little hike to the top.


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Unfortunately couldn't get Eddy to jump through..


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Eddy showcasing his balancing skills!


It can get pretty hot in the sun, especially after showcasing all those cool tricks on the available equipment, but don't fret - there are gazebos available for pawrents (and dogs!) to rest in the shade, and there is, of course, water available for dogs. Hydration is very important!

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Nice area to have a rest, away from the strong Queensland sun.


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Eddy having a much deserved water break.


Aside from a fun area for dogs, the children's playground area is equally, if not more, impressive. The play equipment at Faulkner Park all look new and modern, and has all the classic favourites - even including a flying fox!

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Spot Eddy!


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Eddy's balance was surprisingly good - he managed to sit calmly on the (moving) see-saw for a good few minutes!


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We had so much fun on the flying fox!


To sum up, Faulkner Park is one of the biggest parks I have had the chance to visit, and encompasses so many facilities - there is bound to be something for everyone, humans and dogs alike! Eddy and I will hopefully be back sometime in the near future, to sniff out what we have yet to explore - we will learn from this visit and block out more time to really learn all the nooks and crannies of this park.
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Where: Leybourne St, Graceville QLD 4075
Cost: Free
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I'm guessing Eddy slept well after this adventure.
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