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Lower Moora Park, Shorncliffe

by Sally Foster (follow)
Swings and adventure slides by the crystal blue bay

On a really hot day, there is no place better than being by the water. Lower Moora Park at Shorncliffe has all you could want from a Brisbane Park. It catches beautiful cool sea breezes and is the perfect antidote to a summers day with lots of established shady trees.

Located at the base of the Shorncliffe cliffs and adjacent to the historical jetty, the playground is for all ages, with climbing forts connected by bridges and climbing ropes, smaller climbing forts and slides for the toddlers, swings, a huge sandpit and giant slides from halfway up the cliff.

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There is a huge opportunity for climbing and imagination factor at this playground as all forts are interconnected to have some serious games. And if you have little ones who can't quite climb yet, there is still colourful sea life animals for them to engage with.

It is an adventurers dream playground, with a sea life theme, which suits its surroundings as it is right on the waterfront. It is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the bay where you can have a paddle and a play in the sand. The playground is not fenced but is nowhere near traffic or cars so it is only subject to foot traffic.

There are ample spots for a picnic, with electric bbqs, and grassy patches for a blanket. You can also take the kids for a bike ride along Lover's Walk, all the way to Sandgate and Brighton. It is a flat and scenic ride perfect for little ones just getting their bike legs. You can also take a long walk along the historical jetty where people love to fish and gaze into the crystal clear waters.

If you are feeling energetic, you can take a walk up the cliff to Cafe on the Park which sells excellent coffee and food for breakfast and lunch. They do takeaway fish and chips, burgers, sandwiches and yummy desserts. It is right across the road from the park with another small playground and lots of wide open green space.

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Facilities: Toilets, BBQs, parking at both the top and bottom of the hill, baby change area.
Location: Park Parade, Shorncliffe.

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