This stunning 22ha landscape has been a revegetation site since the 1980s, when the Melaleuca Park Community Organisation began clearing and replanting indigenous plants in an effort to encourage native wildlife to the area. Open to the public since 1989, the park is now home to an array of native wildlife including koalas, bandicoots and numerous native bird species.
Equipped with picnic areas, a wood fired BBQ and a children's playground this park makes for a lovely outing for the whole family. Or for a romantic adventure, wander through the native flora, bird watch or simply laze around on a picnic rug enjoying the view and each other's company.
The park is an ongoing environmental project so perhaps you'd like to become more involved and take an active role in assisting to protect and enhance our native flora and fauna? The Melaleuca Environmental Bushcare Group (part of the Bayside Creek Catchment Group) works in conjunction with Brisbane City Council to protect, maintain and further this environmental park, and is always on the lookout for volunteers. Every Brisbane resident lives in a catchment, so to find out your local catchment and volunteer some time, contact the Brisbane Catchment Network. Join fellow community and local council members in clean-up days, weeding and planting projects and wildlife monitoring. What a fantastic way to get the kids outdoors and involved in the community.