Debra, a stay-at-home mum of three, loves experiencing and sharing all that Brisbane has to offer; especially southside secrets.
Published October 11th 2011
One of our favourite parks, nestled between the suburbs of Holland Park and Holland Park West, is another little gem that we have discovered since moving to Brisbane. Glindemann Park is actually two parks in one.
One playground is located on a side road just off Logan Road; the other playground is located off Lawn Street. A small gully separates the two play areas; the kids can run happily between the two and the grassy slopes heading down to the gully are perfect for cardboard tobogganing.
The Logan Road side is probably more suited to older children with a flying fox and large spiderweb tower to climb. There are also swings, a slide and a spinning spaceship here.
The Lawn Street side is a great place for the little ones with its big wooden cubby house complete with ramps, bridges and smaller spiderwebs. It also has the ubiquitous swings and a slide but also features a sailboat and a large recycled rubber frog. A bike path runs along the park parallel to Lawn Street.
At the far side of the park (Logan Road side) there is a basketball half-court, skate ramp and some contraption that I have no idea what it's called. Whatever it is, the kids love it as it simulates the action of skateboarding on a half-pipe.
Glindemann Park is very popular with the birthday party and picnic crowd but get there early. There are two picnic shelters with barbecues on the Logan side but only one picnic shelter without a barbecue on the Lawn Street side. However, there are large, square, low-lying benches here and there throughout the park or you could lay out a blanket as there is an abundance of green space and heaps of shade.
Anytime of the day or week (but especially after school and Saturdays), you will often find a group of high-spirited kids attending a multi-sports program run by Happy Coconuts. Happy Coconuts teaches boys and girls from 2 to 8 years old the basics of eight different sports including rugby, cricket, soccer and hockey. For more information checkout their website.
There is plenty of off street parking on both sides of the park and a toilet block with easy access from both sides.