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Pioneer Park - An All Abilities Playspace

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published August 4th 2018
Keep little walk-abouts contained
Pioneer Park, All Abilities Playground, Landsborough, Sunshine Coast, multi-sensory, only one on Sunshine Coast, family playground, fully fenced, child-proof gates, flying fox, pioneer cottage, play kitchen, ramp access, climbing structures, braille, hand signage, swings, slides, balancing equipment, bike and walking paths, benches, undercover picnic tables, barbecues, off-street parking, disabled parking, toilet facilities
The only All Abilities Playground on the Sunshine Coast


I cannot begin to tell you my excitement at discovering Pioneer Park in Landsborough. Okay, I've 'known' about it, like forever; okay, we've driven past it umpteen times; okay, I've noticed it's always so busy, and okay, it's definitely been written about before. So, what is all my excitement about?

Pioneer Park, All Abilities Playground, Landsborough, Sunshine Coast, multi-sensory, only one on Sunshine Coast, family playground, fully fenced, child-proof gates, flying fox, pioneer cottage, play kitchen, ramp access, climbing structures, braille, hand signage, swings, slides, balancing equipment, bike and walking paths, benches, undercover picnic tables, barbecues, off-street parking, disabled parking, toilet facilities
Plenty of space to kick a ball


Pioneer Park, located on the corner of Caloundra Street and Steve Irwin Way in Landsborough, is a multi-sensory, all abilities playspace, catering to children of all abilities, which means no matter the 'challenge', our 'special' children and grandchildren are provided for, and this, in itself, is pretty special.

Pioneer Park, All Abilities Playground, Landsborough, Sunshine Coast, multi-sensory, only one on Sunshine Coast, family playground, fully fenced, child-proof gates, flying fox, pioneer cottage, play kitchen, ramp access, climbing structures, braille, hand signage, swings, slides, balancing equipment, bike and walking paths, benches, undercover picnic tables, barbecues, off-street parking, disabled parking, toilet facilities
Very welcoming picnic areas


Built in 2006 and refurbished in 2017, Pioneer Park was one of the first all abilities playgrounds to be built in Queensland and is the only one on the Sunshine Coast. Apparently, there are another sixteen all abilities playgrounds throughout Queensland.

Pioneer Park, All Abilities Playground, Landsborough, Sunshine Coast, multi-sensory, only one on Sunshine Coast, family playground, fully fenced, child-proof gates, flying fox, pioneer cottage, play kitchen, ramp access, climbing structures, braille, hand signage, swings, slides, balancing equipment, bike and walking paths, benches, undercover picnic tables, barbecues, off-street parking, disabled parking, toilet facilities
Families can have fun together!


Pioneer Park is the ultimate family day-trip playground, with the added bonus of being fully fenced, keeping little 'walkabouts' well contained, with child-proof gates at the entry points. The all-inclusive nature of the play equipment ensures that the whole family can have fun together or mum and dad can sit back and relax, secure in the knowledge that the little ones are safe.

Pioneer Park, All Abilities Playground, Landsborough, Sunshine Coast, multi-sensory, only one on Sunshine Coast, family playground, fully fenced, child-proof gates, flying fox, pioneer cottage, play kitchen, ramp access, climbing structures, braille, hand signage, swings, slides, balancing equipment, bike and walking paths, benches, undercover picnic tables, barbecues, off-street parking, disabled parking, toilet facilities
Herb gardens cater to 'smell' and 'touch' senses


There is so much to see and do at Pioneer Park, that this is one time I really wish I was a 'children'. But, the fun part is that adults can quite happily enjoy the interactive play areas with the little ones as they are all so easily accessible. Children can enjoy the aromas from the herb gardens or satisfy their 'touch' senses with the textured plants.

Pioneer Park, All Abilities Playground, Landsborough, Sunshine Coast, multi-sensory, only one on Sunshine Coast, family playground, fully fenced, child-proof gates, flying fox, pioneer cottage, play kitchen, ramp access, climbing structures, braille, hand signage, swings, slides, balancing equipment, bike and walking paths, benches, undercover picnic tables, barbecues, off-street parking, disabled parking, toilet facilities
Flying fox complete with secure harness


Pretend you're a captain on a ship and bellow down the pipe telephone to your crew on the deck below. There's even a flying fox complete with harnessed seat or perhaps grandparents would like to test their vertigo out on the spinning three-person swing.

Pioneer Park, All Abilities Playground, Landsborough, Sunshine Coast, multi-sensory, only one on Sunshine Coast, family playground, fully fenced, child-proof gates, flying fox, pioneer cottage, play kitchen, ramp access, climbing structures, braille, hand signage, swings, slides, balancing equipment, bike and walking paths, benches, undercover picnic tables, barbecues, off-street parking, disabled parking, toilet facilities
Spinning flowers in artificial garden


I particularly loved the artificial garden with spinning flowers - my grandson loves anything that spins. Look out for the mailbox, the vibrating rock, the hammock and even the carousel.

Pioneer Park, All Abilities Playground, Landsborough, Sunshine Coast, multi-sensory, only one on Sunshine Coast, family playground, fully fenced, child-proof gates, flying fox, pioneer cottage, play kitchen, ramp access, climbing structures, braille, hand signage, swings, slides, balancing equipment, bike and walking paths, benches, undercover picnic tables, barbecues, off-street parking, disabled parking, toilet facilities
Pioneer cottage


Pioneer Park also has a pioneer cottage (playhouse) complete with play kitchen, verandah, ramp access and adjustable speakerphone, encouraging little ones to use their imagination in make-believe games.

Pioneer Park, All Abilities Playground, Landsborough, Sunshine Coast, multi-sensory, only one on Sunshine Coast, family playground, fully fenced, child-proof gates, flying fox, pioneer cottage, play kitchen, ramp access, climbing structures, braille, hand signage, swings, slides, balancing equipment, bike and walking paths, benches, undercover picnic tables, barbecues, off-street parking, disabled parking, toilet facilities
Allow littlies to use their imagination in the play kitchen


What else can we expect at Pioneer Park

Secure, fully-enclosed playground
Equipment with grass, sand and soft rubber, ensuring soft landings

Pioneer Park, All Abilities Playground, Landsborough, Sunshine Coast, multi-sensory, only one on Sunshine Coast, family playground, fully fenced, child-proof gates, flying fox, pioneer cottage, play kitchen, ramp access, climbing structures, braille, hand signage, swings, slides, balancing equipment, bike and walking paths, benches, undercover picnic tables, barbecues, off-street parking, disabled parking, toilet facilities
Climbing structures with soft-landing sand


Accessible climbing structures for different age groups
Braille plus hand signage - I was so impressed with this, enabling children to interact with each other
Swings
Flying fox
Slides
Balancing equipment

Pioneer Park, All Abilities Playground, Landsborough, Sunshine Coast, multi-sensory, only one on Sunshine Coast, family playground, fully fenced, child-proof gates, flying fox, pioneer cottage, play kitchen, ramp access, climbing structures, braille, hand signage, swings, slides, balancing equipment, bike and walking paths, benches, undercover picnic tables, barbecues, off-street parking, disabled parking, toilet facilities
I was so impressed with the braille and sign language signs enabling children to interact with each other


Open grassed areas to kick a ball
Bike, scooter and walking paths
Benches
Undercover picnic tables
Barbecues
Off-street parking with disabled parking
Toilet facilities including wheelchair accessible toilets

Pioneer Park, All Abilities Playground, Landsborough, Sunshine Coast, multi-sensory, only one on Sunshine Coast, family playground, fully fenced, child-proof gates, flying fox, pioneer cottage, play kitchen, ramp access, climbing structures, braille, hand signage, swings, slides, balancing equipment, bike and walking paths, benches, undercover picnic tables, barbecues, off-street parking, disabled parking, toilet facilities
Don't forget to tick the 'I'm a Dirty Dinosaur' off your Story Seat list!


The fact that the Sunshine Coast Council is providing innovative, all abilities play spaces, giving our children an opportunity to play on equipment that is both fun and challenging, deserves an accolade in itself. Don't forget that Pioneer Park in Landsborough is also home to 'I'm a Dirty Dinosaur' Story Seat - another good reason to visit and tick this one off your Story Seat list of 10 Seats, 10 Stories, 10 Parks.

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Why? To enjoy innovative all abilities play spaces, giving our children an opportunity to play on equipment that is both fun and challenging
When: Anytime, seven days a week
Where: Corner of Caloundra Street and Steve Irwin Way, Landsborough QLD 4550
Cost: FREE
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