With its variety of play equipment and facilities, and its great proximity to cafés and shops, this Samford Park is a fantastic destination for a picnic with your Brisbane Kids.
Samford Village Park – The Fun
Situated off Main Street, and surrounded by niche art and craft stores, cafes and a nice open stretch of grass, Samford Village Park is just perfect for a picnic. There are BBQ facilities, sufficient shelter and wheelchair accessible toilets. It is an interesting playground because of its array of climbing, swinging and sliding opportunities. The playground features two distinct play spaces. The area best suited to toddlers and younger children includes a play train, climbing net, play structure and a slide. The adjacent space that is great for primary school aged children has a popular climbing wall, more climbing nets and bigger slide. On top of this, the park has a pentagon shaped swing set up, where kids can swing in towards each other, causing lots of squeals. Another set of swings is adjacent to the playground. Two large patches of grass open up on either side of the playground – perfect for a run and a Frisbee. This is a lovely playground for Brisbane Kids nestled in Samford, at the base of Mt Glorious.
Little Brisbane Kids can’t go past the play train for old-fashioned make believe games at this park. The climbing wall is fantastic for mini mountain climbers, testing skills whilst building strength. Little football stars will love kicking a ball in the open grassy space.
Samford Village Park has wheelchair accessible toilet facilities and some great flat concrete paths suitable for pram and wheelchair use. The playground is not sheltered or shaded, however there are shelters and trees surrounding the park. There are plenty of catering options at the nearby cafés and shops for a picnic, as well as a barbeque if you choose to BYO. Child friendly food destinations nearby include the Samford Tavern (which features a playground) and the Flying Nun which, whilst it doesn’t have anything specifically for Brisbane Kids, it does have the most amazing parrot in their front area which will amuse any child for the duration of a meal.
We have also written a review on things to do for kids in Samford that might be helpful if you are heading that way.
Samford Village Park – The Facts
- Partially fenced playground
- Accessible toilet facilities
- Rubber matting and bark base
- Climbing nets
- Climbing wall
- Play train
- Bike and walking paths
- Large shady trees
- Grassy open space
- Picnic tables, shelters and bench seating
- Street parking
Another fantastic north side Brisbane Playground is Leslie Patrick Park.
This park review was updated in 2013.
Samford Village Park is located on Station Street, off Main Street, in Samford.