Over the weekend, I visited the Hills District All Abilities Playground in the beautiful leafy suburb of Arana Hills in Brisbane's northside. Turns out, it is one of the most incredible playgrounds I have ever visited.
As the name suggests, the playground has been built with children of all different physical and intellectual abilities in mind. How wonderful is that! Because all children are special in their own way and play so differently, there is something for each of them.
It is a recently opened playground and across the field from the Leslie Patrick Park Playground, which is actually another excellent playground. The Hills District Playground is FULLY fenced, with a soft padded bottom, some shade and so much equipment, you could literally stay there for hours.
With lots of grassy space, sheltered picnic tables and bbqs, it is absolutely perfect for a party or family gathering. The equipemnt is beautifully built, brightly coloured and just incredibly well done. The theme of the playground is 'bees' and there is even a sensory garden with flowers and water spray features.
Play eqiupemnt includes:
Mini 'market' for imagination play
Lots of musical instruments
Five way swing with capsule seats
Climbing forts and bridges
Lots of different types of slides including a 'rolling' slide simliar to the on in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens playground
Sand play area with diggers
Because a picture says a thousand words, I have included lots of pictures below of everything so you can see for yourself.
I would highly recommend a trip to this incredible new playground in Brisbane.
Location: Olearia Street West, Arana Hills
Facilities: On site car park off the main road, fully fenced, bbqs, shelter sheds, toilets, water fountains and wheelchair accessible.
Have you seen any other all ability playgrounds? Please let us know in the comments, we would love to hear from you!