I love living in Brisbane and finding fun, new activities to enjoy with my family.
Published April 21st 2013
Free family fun in the Western suburbs
Along the Brisbane River in the outer South Western suburb of Seventeen Mile Rocks is the largest river-front park in Brisbane. Rocks Riverside Park is a beautiful location to bring friends and family for a fun filled day in the outdoors.
The park covers 26 hectares and is wonderfully designed to make the most of its surroundings and heritage. The land was used in the past for agriculture, a small garden remains as a reminder. However, the most noticeable features of the park are the industrial artefacts that are scattered around the lawn and river-front areas. These have been left from when boats loaded with coral pulled from Moreton Bay docked here. The coral was then sent to the nearby Darra Cement Works for processing. The area was developed into a park after the plant closed in 1999.
Children will love the playgrounds, with all the usual equipment plus a climbing tower and flying fox. In the warmer months the water play area is very popular with shallow water features to splash around in.
The climbing tower and water play areas are sure to keep the kids entertained
For those with more energy to burn there is a path that travels along the river, it is a pleasant 2 km walk or bike ride to the Centenary Bridge. The DFO Factory outlet is a short walk from there for some bargain hunting.
I been taking my kids here (ages 13,11 and 2 1/2) for teh last couple of weeks with friends. Its fantastic and a great way to wear the kids out for the day. Also there is free wifi available in the park.
Definitely worth a visit over the hot summer months.