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Les Lee Park and Playground - Tin Can Bay

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by Meg Forbes (subscribe)
Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane. https://www.instagram.com/megforbesphotography/
Published August 27th 2020
Everything families need for a base in beautiful Tin Can Bay
Les Lee Park at Norman Point is surrounded by beautiful Tin Can Bay's estuary, with a range of facilities that make it an ideal base for families exploring the area.

Part of the fantastic playground at Les Lee Park
The fantastic playground at Les Lee Park


The highlight of the park for many are the beach-themed huge, multi-age playgrounds upgraded in 2019, and set adjacent to the car park. The first is a gigantic playground structure for older children that centres on a multi-storey tower with two super-tube styled slides descending from it.

The fantastic, multi-level tower keeps children active and exploring together
The fantastic, multi-level tower keeps children active and exploring together


Set at varied heights, these slides are designed to allow children of different ages and confidence levels to enjoy climbing, and then sliding back down again. The structure also has a variety of climbing equipment for ascending the tower, including brightly coloured climbing walls and a set of steps for younger children.

Steps and climbing walls allow children of different ages and abilities to reach levels on the tower that they feel most comfortable at
Steps and climbing walls allow children of different ages and abilities to reach levels on the tower that they feel most comfortable at


Finally, this rope climbing structure allows a number of children to climb, play, and explore together while enjoying the stunning views of Norman Point.

This rope climbing structure supports active and imaginative play with its crows nest at the top
This rope climbing structure supports active and imaginative play with its crows nest at the top


There is a second, smaller beach-themed playground for younger children, with this one set under shade sails.

A smaller playground sits under shade sails beside the large tower structure
A smaller playground sits under shade sails beside the large tower structure


As with the larger playground, this smaller one has multiple slides exiting the climbing structure from various levels, making it suitable for children of various ages and confidence levels.

This smaller playground also has multi-level slides, with steps and brightly coloured climbing walls available
This smaller playground also has multi-level slides, with steps and brightly coloured climbing walls available for children to choose between


Soft fall surfaces are placed strategically around both playgrounds, such as at the bottom of the slides. There are also two swing sets - one with standard swings, and another that can take a few children, or even and adult and children, together on its woven base.

The playground area includes tall swings for older children, and a swinging rope platform for families to relax on
The playground area includes tall swings for older children, and a swinging rope platform for families to relax on


The playground is surrounded by a number of picnic shelters, two of which have two, well-maintained electric BBQs within them.

One of the picnic shelters with well-maintained electric BBQs
One of the picnic shelters with well-maintained electric BBQs


Other facilities at Les Lee Park include:

Public toilets with showers
Disabled and baby change facilities
Drinking water
Paved pathways suitable for walking, bikes, and scooters
Car parking
Fantastic climbing trees

One of the amazing climbing trees suitable even for young children to join in
One of the amazing climbing trees suitable even for young children to join in the fun


Les Lee park is set just across the car park from the fabulous Barnacles Dolphin Centre with their wild Australian humpback dolphin feeding and interaction experiences, making it an ideal base for families wanting to extend their day in the area once the wild dolphins have returned to their daily hunting in the estuary.

Les Lee Park shares the car park with Barnacles Dolphin Centre, making it ideal for families who wish to spend more time in the area
Les Lee Park shares the car park with Barnacles Dolphin Centre, making it ideal for families who wish to spend more time in the area
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Why? Superb parklands with great facilities make this an ideal base for families exploring beautiful Tin Can Bay
When: Anytime
Phone: 1300 307 800
Where: Tin Can Bay
Cost: Free
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