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Published October 20th 2021
Encouraging imaginative play
With such an abundance of parks within the Greater Brisbane Region, it can often be difficult selecting a venue. Listed below are some recommendations for themed playgrounds in and around Brisbane. These are ideal for children who have an interest in the relevant subject matter. Most importantly, themed playgrounds provide opportunities for children to enjoy imaginative play in authentic settings.

Frew Park
Frew Street, Milton

This 3.5 hectare parkland features a tennis-themed playground, exercise equipment, picnic areas and barbeques. Its open grassy spaces and pathways make this an exceptional find for an inner-city park.

Older children can enjoy a 5m and a 3m high slide, large climbing wall and various angled climbing surfaces, nets and cages.

Play areas for younger children include a mock operation room, tunnel, balance beams and small slide. An assortment of play structures provides opportunities for toddlers to manipulate moveable parts.

The inclusion of an onsite cafe, picnic areas and toilets allows families to enjoy a lengthy play.

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So much to do at Frew Park

Ken Fletcher Park
King Arthur Terrace, Tennyson

Inspired by the former Tennyson Power Station, Ken Fletcher Park boasts a multi-level 23m long Corocord climbing structure. It features an assortment of climbing nets, ropes and obstacles, rubber ramp, two large chimney towers and mock brick walls and electrical panels.

Other play equipment includes two play forts, multiple bay swing set, water and sand activity table and sound installations.

Ken Fletcher Park offers picnic areas, barbecues, toilets and parking.

Hercules Street Park
40 Remora Road, Hamilton

Families will love the industrial themed play equipment at Hercules Street Park. Children can navigate a variety of obstacles fitted within brightly coloured shipping containers. There are large metal slides and an elevated rubber crete structure with slides, tunnels, abseiling rope and large steppers.

This venue also offers open grassy areas, wide looped bike path and exercise equipment. Parking is limited, however street parking is available within close proximity.

Even better - there are multiple cafes and shop across the road. Grab a coffee or some snacks and enjoy while the children play.

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Industrial vibe at Hercules Street Park

Stoneleigh Reserve Park
Corner of School and Logan Reserve Road, Logan Reserve

Located within the Stoneleigh Reserve Estate, this park offers a farm-themed play area with a large windmill, water tank, rustic wooden fencing and animal sculptures. Open grassy areas, an onsite orchard and the nearby wetlands also contribute to the country feel.

A notice board gives instructions for scavenger hunt games one requiring children to look for silhouettes of particular farm animals and machinery, the other identifying farm words painted on the pathway.

Unlike the majority of family-friendly parks, the only traditional playground equipment is a double swing set (including a toddler seat). Rather, this area was designed to provide local residents with an outdoor recreational space and community barbecues. Given this purpose, there are no toilets or off-street parking provided.

Hidden World Playground
411 Roghan Road, Fitzgibbon

The enchanting Hidden World Park is a brightly coloured play space with fantasy elements. The main playground features whimsical cubbies interconnected by ramps, steps etc. Adjoining play accessories include climbing nets, rock climbing walls, slides and balance beams.

Children can climb and explore intriguing sculptures of caterpillars and a large purple creature/plant? Throughout the grounds, there are also various types of swings, rockers and a wheelchair accessible carousel.

A concrete cycle path surrounds the playground - ideal for both younger and older riders.

This venue provides toilets, several gazebos, barbecues and car parking.

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Delve into a land of fantasy

Pirate Ship Park
Wentworth Drive, Flagstone

The large pirate ship playground will fuel the imaginations of budding little explorers. Children can climb to the top deck and scope the horizon or sit in the hull of the ship and pretend to sail. Additional features include activity stations below the deck, rope ladders, stairs, sliding poles and two slides.

The park also offers a swing set (with toddler swing), two gazebos with tables, BBQ and water fountain.

Unfortunately, there are no toilets and only limited space for parking.

Lobley Park
243 Warrick Road, Churchill

This aviation-themed playground boasts a replica RAAF cargo plane and mock cockpit. An air-traffic control tower, complete with a radar screen, allows children to enjoy the ultimate role-playing experience.

The theme throughout the grounds of the park, including blue pathways painted with clouds and swings that resemble parachutes.

Disabled access toilets, covered electric barbecues, gazebos and parking are provided for convenience.

Lobley Park

Mortimer Road Park
Mortimer Road, Acacia Ridge

Treat your plane obsessed children with a visit to Archerfield Airport, followed by a play at Mortimer Road Park. This venue offers various aeronautical inspired equipment, including a pedal-powered helicopter (with realistic sounds) and an old-fashioned plane play structure.

Other equipment includes a weather station with moveable parts, accessible viewing platform with slides and a more traditional play fort.

Facilities include gazebos, toilets and parking.

Roselea Park
373 Chatswood Road, Shailer Park

The focal point of this park is an impressive rocket-like climbing structure with enclosed slide. The 5m high tower can be climbed using a series of steps and rungs. Attached to the rocket ship are features including a rock wall, ladder, climbing pole or rope net.

A smaller rocket play fort provides opportunities for younger children to join in the fun. It consists of a a rock climbing wall, several platforms, sand play equipment and slide.

The bases of both rockets also incorporate various tactile equipment for babies and toddlers.

Park facilities include two gazebos, barbecues and parking. There are no toilets.

Although the grounds of Roselea Park are not particularly large, the wow factor of the height and design of equipment clearly makes this a worthwhile experience.

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Getting ready to climb the rocket tower

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Why? To select a themed playground that represents your child's current interests
When: Anytime
Where: Various locations in Brisbane and surrounding areas.
Cost: Free
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