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Pine Rivers Park

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by Chrystal Byrne (subscribe)
Freelance writer living on Brisbane's north side. Studied creative industries - currently studying library and information services.
Published September 5th 2012
Update July 5th 2019
Please note the Liberty Swing has been replaced with a basket swing in Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine.

Family Fun
Pine Rivers Park dominates quite a large space beside Gympie Road (the main road going through the north side of Brisbane), Strathpine, close to the Strathpine Library, Strathpine Train Station and the Pine Rivers Visitor Information Centre. It boasts a huge playground, barbeque facilities, toilet block, bike path, ample car parking and is suitable for all abilities.

The Pine Rivers Park is a great place for the whole family. Saturday family barbeque or Sunday sundown walk; the park is so large that there's plenty of room for everyone. Football, soccer, and cricket – the grounds at Pine Rivers Park can handle it all so that you can play some friendly games before your big family barbeque (homemade burgers and hot dogs, mmm).

Barbeque facilities are located under gazebos around the fenced playground, close to parking and the toilet block, so that parents can keep an eye out for their little ones while chatting and cooking in the shade. The lush canopies of leaves from the gigantic trees serve as shade for the playground, but you should still apply sunscreen just in case and remember to wear your hats. If gazebo-style dining isn't your thing, you can always bring blankets and have a picnic.

Walkway and greenery at Pine Rivers Park
Walkway and greenery at Pine Rivers Park

Pine Rivers Park
Seating and BBQ facilities

Pine Rivers Park has a lot of playground equipment for children of all abilities and adventure levels. Here is a list of what's on offer:
Flying Fox – recently installed, good size and fun.
Children's Maze – not so big that children can get lost but good for hide and seek.
Climbing Frames – see if you can climb up and over.
Buggies on Tracks – little two-seater buggies encircling the maze, pedal your way around.
Bouncy Rides – a grasshopper and a car that bounce around a little when 'ridden'.
Helicopter-style Rotating Bikes – bikes connected by metal, pedal and you go faster and faster.
Seesaws – up and down and up and down.
The Liberty Swing – a swing specifically for wheelchair-bound children.
• Big and Little Swings – for toddlers and children alike.
• Slippery Dips – sliding down the slide.

The Liberty Swing
The Liberty Swing

This multitude of play equipment is divided up into fenced sections with wide walkways so that toddlers can play on equipment deemed suitable for them whilst older children can race for their favourites (the helicopter-style rotating bikes and the buggies on tracks if I am not mistaken). Parents are welcome of course to accompany their children into the play areas if they need a little help or encouragement.

Helicopter-style Rotating Bikes
Helicopter-style Rotating Bikes

Now although everything I've mentioned so far describes the Pine Rivers Park as a family space, it really doesn't have to be seen that way. The extensive grounds and bike paths can be used by couples wanting to spend time in a nice setting, friendship groups or even a single person just wanting to 'get away'. It really is a place for everyone. Picnics, barbeques, sport, games and relaxing shade – head on over to the Pine Rivers Park on the weekend, school holidays or even this afternoon. You won't be disappointed.
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Why? Because you want to have a family day at the park.
When: Weekends and School Holidays
Where: Pine Rivers Park, Gympie Rd, Strathpine, QLD
Cost: Free.
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