Freelance writer living on Brisbane's north side. Studied creative industries - currently studying library and information services.
Published September 10th 2012
Peter Curtin Park is located at the bottom end of Belrose Avenue, Petrie, but is also accessible from the park's top end at Cathets Court, Petrie. You can follow the park's concrete path from one end of the park to the other and come out on a completely different street. Peter Curtin Park has a bus stop directly in front and is close to another popular park in Petrie, Waratah Park.
Peter Curtin Park isn't a huge park. It isn't on par with the Pine Rivers Park or John Oxley Reserve, mammoth parks also in the Moreton Bay Region, but it's a decent-sized park with a playground, ample room for running and ball games, one council-provided barbeque and seating. It wouldn't be the place to go for a big family reunion, but it is a nice place for an afternoon play with the kids.
The playground at Peter Curtin Park is mainly for the littlies. It's an unfenced playground at the back of the park, near the seating and barbeque, with bark underlay. The playground features swings, a slide, climbing ropes and frames, a fort and bouncing rides. As the playground is not under cover children will need to wear a hat and sunscreen at all times. There is also a concreted area up against a brick wall that serves as a solo handball court.
Bigger kids probably won't find much fun in what the playground has to offer at Peter Curtin Park. No worries though, bring a ball or two and play football, soccer or catch. There's plenty of room to run around and the adults of the party can join in too. Taking advantage of the concreted section for a game of handball or even to act as a 'goal' area for a ball game could also prove to be a lot of fun.
The barbeque and seating facilities, although not extensive, will suffice for your own little family. Why not chuck a few sausages on for a quick and easy lunch? You can wrap them in bread and sauce or have them on their own. The grounds at Peter Curtin Park would also be adequate for your own little picnic if you wanted to bring a blanket and a packed feed.
So if you're wanting some time out of the house but don't want to surround yourself with a tonne of other families, head over to Peter Curtin Park in Petrie. It is peaceful, spacious and a little isolated – just what you've been wanting.