This park review was updated in 2013.
Like a rainbow under the trees, Leslie Patrick Park has enough futuristic playground equipment to keep your Brisbane Kids occupied for hours.
Leslie Patrick Park – The Fun
This North Brisbane Playground has a flying fox, 2 sets of swings (one shaded), slides, many climbing opportunities and fun bouncing equipment. A lovely bike track circles the playground and playing fields of Leslie Patrick Park, linking up with nearby bikeways. The playground is on a sand base and has a water course near it frequented by ducks for a bit of bread throwing. The playground also has two lovely shade sails to protect the skin of our Brisbane Kids. It features a BBQ. Located right near Kmart Arana Hills with a walkway passing under busy Dawson Parade, you could easily and safely park at the shopping centre and follow the path to the playground. The reason we like this north-side playground is for its fencing, which means that you can actually relax instead of worrying about your Brisbane Kid running off!
Tractor fans will have a ball digging in the sand with the sit on digger. The super-fast slide is great for older daredevil Brisbane Kids shooting through space. The sandstones blocks lead children on a path through the gardens, spotting fairies and elves along their way.
The playground is fenced and packed full of activities for all abilities. There are toilets at present, however they are only accessible by a key obtained from the council office. Public toilets are planned in the near future. The many concrete paths are accessible and flat in most areas. There is limited parking at the playground off Dawson Parade itself and this park can get very busy, so consider parking at the nearby shopping centre and taking the walking path to the park under Dawson Parade.
Leslie Patrick Park – The Facts
- Playground equipment for a variety of ages over a sand base
- Fenced, partially shaded playground
- Flying fox
- Percussion equipment
- Climbing equipment
- Numerous bench seats throughout
- Toilets (accessible by key from council office only)
- Shade trees
- Small carpark off Dawson Parade
- Bike and walking paths
Another great Brisbane Playground nearby is Teralba Park.
Leslie Patrick Park is located on Dawson Parade in Arana Hills.