This reserve grew up around a historic weir (there is a plaque about this at its entrance if early engineering is of interest to you), and if you start at the beach end (just near the Moreton Bay council Building and Carpark) it is not much to look at on first inspection. The tidal inlet even smells bad from time to time, but hold your nose and soldier on. It's worth it.
Once you start to follow the track just a few metres it opens up into a very nice creek with waterbirds aplenty. The fountain, although not a sculpture of note in it's own right, creates wonderfull water sprays, that add a great sound to the area and the three dolphins statue, just beyond, makes up for the fountains lack of artistry.
There are toilets in the carpark near the entrance, and picnic tables just a little way along, so a picnic is easy and enjoyable. The best thing to do here, however, is the classic time tested practice of feeding the ducks (the seagulls, other waterbirds and pidgeons will also gladly accept your bread).
This little oasis in the middle of Redcliffe offers simple pleasures, but in an area that is always bustling along, with more Café's and Restaurants than you can poke a bagette at, it is just this simplicity of packing a lunch and sharing it with the ducks, that makes this reserve so wonderful.