I am always looking out for new experiences, wherever I may find myself.
Published July 27th 2014
The half a block that Tintookie Park takes up in Woorim on Bribie Island has been utilised well and is crammed with facilities that are sure to have kids angling to stay well after it's time to go home (though older kids will probably be coming here by themselves too).
The first thing I noticed when I arrived was that there seemed to be two playgrounds only a few metres apart. On closer inspection however, I could see that they were actually very different. The first was an enclosed area that had equipment for young kids. It's pretty cool equipment too (which I've since learned is a feature of all the parks on this island). Take a look at the photo below for one piece that's shaped like a crab.
The other section that I had thought was a second playground turned out to be just two pieces of equipment that cater for older kids; a climbing frame and spinning circle. The climbing frame is reminiscent of a rock climbing wall and is not something I've seen before (in Sydney at least). It sets an irresistible challenge had even my trying to conquer it (I did, in case you're wondering).
Between these two play areas there's also a skate park and half a basketball court. A path surrounding the whole park means kids can skate, scooter or ride on flat ground too as they build up theirs skills to take of the skate park.
Tintookie Park isn't all about fun and games though; it does have a practical side, with many of the basic facilities you want. There's barbecues, a shelter, chairs and even a toilet, which can be found across a small road from the main area.
While it's set away from the water around Bribie island, it's clear there's still a lot of reasons to visit Tintookie Park. Perhaps you should keep it up your sleep for the winter months.