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John Goss Reserve

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by Gillian Ching (subscribe)
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Published October 27th 2016
Grassy, green playground in Chermside
Everyone's a winner at Goss Reserve


Named after a former Member of Parliament, the John Goss Reserve in Chermside is a hidden gem for enjoying the great outdoors right on the citys' doorstep. The terrain is a mix of gentle hills and dales and is home to huge mature gum trees.

Lots of grassy green space


This 1.7 km of green space caters well for individuals, families and kids with an enticing outdoor play area for active little and not-so-little ones. A range of play equipment is on hand including a small fort, an obstacle course, a climbing frame and obstacle course for bigger kids, as well as a large wooden play fort. The children's play area is located at the base of the Reserve, on the left hand side as you enter.

Puppy playtime


The park also has three ovals and grassy knolls for kids to run and play. Pooch hasn't been forgotten either. An off-leash dog area has shaded picnic shelters and a smaller fenced dog park will burn off the energy and curiosity of your furry friend. The fenced doggy park rivals the fun of the kids area with a creative and colourful range of jumps and obstacles.

Fun puppy play equipment


The Reserve has lots of facilities including toilets, barbecues and a fitness station and feels like a day in the country rather than suburban Brisbane. Access to the Reserve is available off Maundrell Terrace with a dedicated parking area for visitors.

Kids playground amongst the mature gums


So much green space

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Why? Green, grassy playground in Chermside
When: Anytime
Where: Maundrell Terrace, Chermside
Cost: Free
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