Welcome to another article in our 'Useful Lists' series - this week on the discussion group we wanted to find out what you guys think are some of best parks in Brisbane to hold a birthday party?
We asked and you answered!
Our lists are continually updated and cover the best places for kids and parents across Brisbane, however we are aware that this list doesn't include all the great services on offer, but it's a great place to start! Remember to always do your own research and make sure the service meets your personal needs.
Rocks Riverside Park
Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks
What's there? Large, fort like playground with climbing walls, swings and seperate flying fox, as well as a water playground- perfect for a party in the warmer months! A small number of shaded picnic and BBQ areas and on site toilets.
What's there? A seafront location with two sand based playgrounds, wooden pirate ship play fort, swings, spin cycles and various other equipment. Undercover picnic area and electric BBQs.
Address: Mooroondu Rd & John St, Thorneside 4158.
"I love Beth Boyd Park. Its small but one of my faves over the Redlands side." - BMG Member
White Hills Reserve, Camp Hill
What's there? Shaded picnic tables with electric BBQs and a modern amenities block within the park. An awesome, fully fenced playground, complete with water and sand area, large flying fox, swings and spinners, as well as a hidden forest trail; perfect for little explorers.
Mount Cotton Community Park - image via Weekend Notes
Mount Cotton Community Park
What's there? Two large, sand based playgrounds, one suitable for toddlers and the other aimed at older children. Various play equipment including spin cycle, flying fox, swings, roundabout, water and sand area, as well as climbing frames and a range of slides. Large, shaded picnic tables, electric BBQs, on site toilets and plenty of on site parking.
Address: 51-63 Valley Way, Mount Cotton 4165.
"We had our sons 2nd birthday party here and it was awesome! Plenty of undercover picnic areas, BBQs, lots of grassy areas and an awesome park for the kids to play on!" - BMG Member
What's there? Lovely beach front location with two large, sand based playgrounds, plenty of open grassy areas and the water is ideal for swimming and paddling. There are sheltered picnic areas with electric BBQs, ammenities block, on site parking and various shops just a two minute walk away- just in case any party supplies are forgotten!
Address: 2-30 Eagle St, Victoria Point 4165.
"Thompson's Beach at Victoria Point is great we had my son's 1st birthday party there. Bbq, playground, big grassy area for cricket and the beach for the older kids." - BMG Member
Einbunpin Lagoon and Parklands, Sandgate
What's there? Various sheltered and unsheltered picnic areas scattered throughout the park with seating and BBQ facilities. Large grassy areas, perfect for ball games and little legs to run around on, as well as a children's playground with fort, climbing structures and a slide. Lots of scenery to enjoy, including the Einbunpin Lagoon, which is full to the brim with wildlife, such as ducks, eels and turtles.
Address: 70 Brighton Rd, Sandgate 4017.
"Einbunpin Lagoon in Sandgate is beautiful." - BMG Member
Hidden Work Playground
Hidden World, Fitzgibbon
What's there? An awesome all ages, fairy tale themed playground with various play equipment including fort towers, wobbly bridges, climbing walls and spider webs. Lots of open grassy areas and various sheltered picnic tables with BBQs - ideal for party hosting! There is also onsite toilet facilities, lots of parking and free Wifi throughout the park.
What's there? An amazing playground with areas for both younger and older kids, large grassy areas, tennis courts, ping pong table (bring your own bats and ball) and even an on site shop. There are plenty of shaded seating areas and BBQs, toilet facilities and a fairly large car park.
What's there? Sheltered picnic area with nearby BBQs, toilets and street parking. Kids can enjoy Perrin Park's playground, with its climbing nets, swings, slide and roundabout, or why not ask your party guests to bring along their bike or scooter and have a race along one of Perrin's winding pathways?
Address: Just off Gailey Rd, Toowong 4066.
Grinstead Park, Enoggera
What's there? Large wooden fort playground, tunnel slide, climbing nets and various other play equipment, including imagination play shops and cafes for little ones. There are BBQs and picnic areas, ideal for serving up party grub, as well as on site toilet facilities and plenty of parking for party guests.
What's there? Various play equipment with something to offer for all ages, including obstacle courses, climbing forts with slides and a fireman's pole, toddler friendly wobble bridges, sand pit with digging toys, swings and various other bits and pieces. There are several sheltered picnic areas with BBQs, dotted throughout the reserve and as you can imagine, lots of open, grassy areas for kids to run around on. There are also onsite toilet facilities and car park, along with plenty of street parking.
Address: 51 Kenna St, Chermside West 4032.
"Get there early to reserve a gazebo!" - BMG Member
Ken Fletcher Park, Tennyson
What's there? With a distinct 'power plant/ electrical' theme running throughout, the park is home to various playground equipment including climbing frames and nets, swings, water and sand play for little ones, climb on digger apparatus, roundabout, seesaws and plenty of other apparatus kids will love. The park is also home to party friendly picnic areas with shelters and BBQs, onsite toilets and plenty of parking.
Address: 27 Softstone St, Tennyson 4105.
What's there? Various sheltered picnic areas dotted around the park, fully equipped with tables, chairs and BBQs. Two playgrounds for kids to enjoy, with various apparatus, including climbing frames, forts, swings, slides, monkey bars and a flying fox. There are plenty of grassy areas and loads of large shady trees for kids to explore and run around and Sherwood also has all of the necessities, including onsite toilets and car park, and just as bonus? Scenic views of the Brisbane river for adults to enjoy!
Address: 57 Dewar Trce, Sherwood 4075.
Mowbray Park - image via Weekend Notes
Mowbray Park, East Brisbane
What's there? A cute little, nautical themed playground with brightly coloured climbing equipment, children's sail ship, swinging hammock, slides, seesaw and swings. The equipment seems to be suited more towards younger children, although big kids can enjoy the surrounding grassland and large 'perfect for climbing' trees. Sheltered picnic areas and BBQs, onsite toilets and car park. Again, another riverside pick, with lots of lovely waterfront views.
Address: 60 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane 4169.
Robelle Domain Park, Spingfield Lakes
What's there? An awesome party hotspot, Robelle Domain park not only includes an awesome children's play area but also has a small onsite water park and swimming lagoon- brilliant for Summer celebrations! There are a number of sheltered picnic areas and BBQs dotted throughout the park as well as toilets, a cafe and car park.
Address: 155 Southern Cross Crct, Springfield Central 4300.
Capalaba Regional Park - image via Weekend Notes
Capalaba Regional Park
What's there? A large, sheltered picnic area which overlooks the entirety of the playground and is fully equipped with tables, seating and electric BBQs. An awesome array of play equipment which is split into different sections, the first is a large climbing structure with slides, climbing tunnels and imagine play shops.There is also a wooden obstacle fort, musical instrument themed play area, motorbike seesaw, swings, flying fox and loads more. There are plenty of grassy areas, a duck pond, on site toilet facilities and lots of long winding pathways; another awesome feature that could be included in your party? On a Saturday, there is usually pedal yourself go karts for hire right beside the car park!
Address: 13 Pittwin Rd, Capalaba 4157.
"Great place for a party! Sheltered picnic area overlooks the entire play area so you can keep an eye on the kids. You'll need to get there early to secure the spot though!" - BMG Member
As always, we know that there must be so many more awesome places to cool off outdoors this summer is Brisbane and we definitely want to hear about them! If you know of any other places that you think should have made the list then make sure to head over to our discussion group and leave us a comment to let us know!
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