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Robelle Domain Parklands

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by Shannon Eley (subscribe)
An expat kiwi with a young family, living in and discovering everything Brisbane has to offer.
Published April 22nd 2012
Robelle Domain Park in Springfield Lakes definitely rates as one of the best outdoor destinations in Brisbane. 
There is so much on offer here and it is all very new and exciting. 
If you are a family in Brisbane you will want to put Robelle Domain Parklands on your list of places to visit.

Opened in 2011 it offers something for the whole family. You can easily fill a whole day here, either get down early and secure a barbecue and picnic table or pack up the kids, a picnic blanket and basket and set up under a shady tree.

Alternatively try a meal at Robelle Cafe, a cafe located next to the playground offering a variety of breakfast, lunch and snack items.

The cafe is open daily from 8:30am-5pm.

Perfect for the kids, the playground area has multiple elements to it, there is an interactive, electronic playground, swings and slides and then there is the most popular feature; the water park. The water park has a large raised bucket that is constantly tipping out water onto the ground below, you will also find sprays of water jetting out of the ground. There is a lot of fun to be had here.

The water park operates from 9am-4pm, daily.

Away from the playground you will find a large grassed oval, amphitheatre and stage area. 

In the evenings, there are often community events and concerts held here, see the website for more details about what is on or how to book the space to hold an event yourself.

The greater area of the park features kilometres of walking tracks set amongst beautiful landscaped gardens. Bring the scooters and bikes and have a great time navigating the tracks. There is a man made lake and waterfall on the walk, despite what others think it is not for swimming in, it is also not fenced so if you are going to ride in this area, I would advise you to exercise caution and watch your kids closely.

On Saturdays between 7am-12pm there are markets held at the main entrance. The markets are still new and relatively small but are building in size and custom rapidly.

A couple of things to note are that whilst the barbecue areas are covered and there are larger trees in the greater area of the park, the area surrounding the playgrounds does seem to lack some shade as we wait for the trees to mature. A lot of visitors have solved this by bringing their own shade umbrellas and gazebos. It can get quite hot in Springfield Lakes so this seems to be a good plan of action. This is a very popular park so if you are planning to set up like this, definitely aim to get there early to secure your spot.

There is also very minimal free parking available, there is plenty of parking available nearby but it is 24/7 pay and display at a cost of $2.

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