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New Playground at Raby Bay Esplanade Park

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by Meg Forbes (subscribe)
Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane. https://www.instagram.com/megforbesphotography/
Published June 30th 2020
Explore the exciting new playground at this popular park
Raby Bay Esplanade Park with its great facilities and little sandy beach has long been a favourite destination for Redlands and Brisbane families. From 1 July 2020, it is even more fun for families thanks to the opening of this brand new playground.

The exciting new playground at Raby Bay Esplanade Park
The exciting new playground at Raby Bay Esplanade Park


The playground features a huge tower that overlooks the surrounding parklands and koala trees, with two super-tube style slides coming down from it. The first exits the tower half-way up, while the second allows older, more adventurous children to slide all the way down from the top.

The playground centres around this amazing new tower
The playground centres around this amazing new tower


There are multiple climbing options at the bottom of the tower, including climbing ropes and a set of steps. Although the playground is mostly set upon a huge sandpit, the slides exit onto a soft-fall surface.

The tower offers a diverse range of challenges for children of varying ages
The tower offers a diverse range of challenges for children of varying ages


There is also a smaller climbing structure with an intricate system of ropes, and a smaller slide coming down from it, making this playground ideal for families with children of diverse ages.

A smaller climbing structure with rope challenges and a small slide sits under a shade sail
A smaller climbing structure with rope challenges and a small slide sits under a shade sail


A second, larger, rope climbing structure that fits in with the beach-side theme is also available for older children seeking more of a challenge.

Older children can challenge themselves on this larger ropes structure
Older children can challenge themselves on this larger ropes structure


Water play is very popular amongst children lucky enough to live in the Sunshine State, and this new playground provides equipment for this with a little creek bed.

This gorgeous, shaded water play area will provide younger children with hours of fun
This gorgeous, shaded water play area will provide younger children with hours of fun


Adjacent to this is imaginative play fishing equipment, and even a mini fish and chips shop to add to the experience!

Sell those hard-won imaginary fish here!
Sell those hard-won imaginary fish here!


No playground would be complete without a set of swings, a fact that wasn't overlooked by the designers of this new playground. There is a swing for children to go on alone, and a larger, net swing that can take a small group, or a parent and child together.

All parks need a great swing set!
All parks need a great swing set!


Adjacent to the playground is a basketball half-court, and just beyond this is one of Redland City's best outdoor gym areas.

Parents aren't forgotten at Raby Bay Esplanade Park, with this fantastic outdoor gym
Parents aren't forgotten at Raby Bay Esplanade Park, with this fantastic outdoor gym just beyond the playground


In the past, visits to Raby Bay Esplanade Park were limited by the lack of toilet facilities. However, there is a new toilet block under construction, and due to open before the end of July 2020. Some new areas of turf around the playground are currently cordoned off to promote growth, but will reopen by then as well.

Picnic tables, and BBQs near to the beach, make Raby Bay Esplanade Park an ideal family destination
Picnic tables, and BBQs near to the beach, make Raby Bay Esplanade Park an ideal family destination


Other facilities at Raby Bay Esplanade Park include:

Picnic tables
Electric BBQs between the playground and the beach
Street parking
Drinking fountains

There is fun for the whole family at Raby Bay Esplanade Park
There is fun for the whole family at diverse Raby Bay Esplanade Park!
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Why? Popular Raby Bay Esplanade Park is now even better with the installation of a brand new playground
When: Anytime
Phone: 07 3829 8999
Where: 3 Grenoble Place, Ormiston, 4160
Cost: Free
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