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Queens Park Adventure Playground

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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 March 16th 2020
Wear them all out at this fantastic adventure playground
The Queens Park Adventure Playground off Margaret Street in Toowoomba has recently been upgraded with a range of equipment that is suitable for children of all ages.

Margaret Street Playground at Queens Park in Toowoomba
Margaret Street Playground at Queens Park in Toowoomba


Margaret St Playground is set on the corner of Margaret St and Lindsay St in beautiful Queens Park. Although Queens Park covers a large area, being more than 25 hectares in total, if you set your GPS for 96 Margaret St, there is parking along the street that gives direct access to the playground.

Historic stairs lead up to Margaret Street Playground
Historic stairs lead up to Margaret Street Playground


Playground equipment for young children includes an area for imaginative play with things like a train, a horse carousel, and toddler swings. These are set above a soft-fall surface, keeping little ones safe.

A train for imaginative play at Margaret Street Playground
A train for imaginative play at Margaret Street Playground


For toddlers, preschoolers, and early school-aged children there is a water play area, set over a large sandpit. This thoughtful design is fantastic for kids who like to make mud cakes, and parents who like to leave such "delicacies" at the park!

A water play area set under the shade of beautiful trees
A water play area set under the shade of beautiful trees


Margeret St Playground includes a range of equipment that helps children develop their strength and balance through play. This includes a swinging bridge, rope walls to climb, a hamster wheel, and a long flying fox.

There are lots of opportunties here for kids to develop their strength and balance
There are lots of opportunties here for kids to develop their strength and balance


The jewel in the crown for older kids is the giant rope spider web with a cubby at the top of the tower, a connecting sky bridge, and a huge slide.

Spider web climbing area with a tower, sky bridge, and slide
Spider web climbing area with a tower, sky bridge, and slide


There is ample seating for parents and carers, much of it either under shelters or trees. There are also picnic tables and BBQ facilities placed strategically around the entire area.

One of the picnic and BBQ areas set beneath trees
One of the picnic and BBQ areas in the shade of a large tree


The playground borders on a footy field for older kids and adults who like to kick a ball about. There is also a modern amenities block with parent and disabled facilities, and hand sanitizer installed near the washbasins.

There is a modern amenities block adjacent to the playground
There is a modern amenities block adjacent to the playground


The playground is connected by a number of walking and bike paths. One of these leads down to a dog off-leash park. With young kids, especially if they are afraid of dogs, it is good to keep in mind that this dog park is not fenced. Although fencing this area would seem wise, it is a good distance from the playground and easily avoided.

This footpath leads past the footy field to an off-leash dog park in the distance
This footpath leads past the footy field to an off-leash dog park in the distance


For a great day out, families in Toowoomba really can't go past the upgraded Margaret St playground. With all of these facilities and challenges, there is even the hope of a nap at home afterwards!

Margaret St Playground has a great variety of equipment for all ages
Margaret St Playground has a great variety of equipment for all ages
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Why? Playground and sports facilities for kids of all ages with picnic tables and BBQs
When: Anytime
Phone: 07 5582 8211
Where: Queens Park, 96 Margaret St, Toowoomba
Cost: Free
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