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Parks Week

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Parks Week, running 7 to 15 March, is a joint initiative of Parks and Leisure Australia and Recreation Aotearoa that promotes the importance of outdoors spaces in promoting healthy and thriving communities across Australia and New Zealand.

One of the best things about living in Brisbane is that you're never far from a park, wherever you live. From the small suburban playgrounds to the large inner-city spaces, Brisbane residents can enjoy vibrant outdoor spaces any time throughout the year. Why not check out these Brisbane parks during Parks Week 2020?

With Children

Venture out of your neighbourhood and check out these parks that will keep your children entertained all day long.

A perennial favourite with Brisbane families, Rocks Riverside Park is a former quarry turned adventure park, complete with playgrounds, basketball courts, and bike paths. It's a fun and interesting space with loads of shade and grassy areas to run around.

Hidden World, an artist-designed playground, is full of weird creatures and creepy crawlers that will stimulate your children's imagination. For parents, there's free barbeques, good parking, and plenty of picnic tables.

For more options, check out Jane Street's comprehensive list of parks and playgrounds on the eastside, or see what our readers had to say.

Dog Parks

Don't forget the four-legged members of your family!

Aquatic Paradise Park in Birkdale is a truly family-friendly space, with playgrounds, barbecues, and a lovely off-leash space for your fur babies. The off-leash area isn't fenced, so look out for signage and follow their directions.

If your pup needs more to stay entertained, Hyde Road Dog Park/ in Yeronga delivers. The large fenced dog park contains an agility course, with ramps and weave poles to test your dog's balance and concentration.

Flynn Steele has more hot tips on dog parks in the southside, while Kirsten Baz has the northside covered. And if you're planning on taking your furry friend on a road trip, check out Elaine's list of dog-friendly parks around Queensland.


Victoria Park is a beautiful, shady grounds in Spring Hill. The spacious tracks are suitable for running and cycling, and the Victoria Park Fitness Trail includes a variety of exercise equipment.

If team sports are more your thing, check out Boyd Park/ at Nundah. As well as an individual work our circuit, the park also has a basketball court, cricket pitch, giant chessboard, and even an exercise circuit for your pups.

Tracey Lloyd has the scoop on more exercise parks in Brisbane here.

See all the parks Weekend Notes has to offer here. Which ones have you been to?
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