Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane.
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 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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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