Are you looking for a playground where your busy toddler can play independently? We’ve found the park for you. Ascot Park is designed explicitly for Brisbane toddlers and pre-schoolers to play, with low to the ground equipment where they can climb and engage. If they can crawl, they can play and just to add to the child-friendliness of this Ascot playground, it is fenced, and there are toilets.
Ascot Park playground
The prominent feature of this playground is the three cubby houses which are low to the ground and have easy access for toddlers. They are great catalysts for promoting a sense of achievement as young children can navigate most of the area independently. Two of the cubbies have a market and gardening theme with quaint little flower stairs, letterbox, a tunnel, slide, hammock and interactive sensory boards.
The other cubby has a firehouse theme. Kids can drive the fire truck and ring its bell and be sure to check out Sparky’s kennel. Kids can slide, clamber through the tunnel or check out the interactive sensory boards. Next to the cubbies are the all-important swings. There’s the usual toddler swing and regular swing, but also a new type of swing. It has two facing lounger type seats which makes for great fun! There’s nothing more enjoyable than watching two small children giggling at each other as they swing back and forth.
Water play is always good fun! Ascot Park features a hand-operated water pump where kids can control the water flow down the rocky creek bed. Explore, send leaf boats down the watercourse or simply splash and have a marvellous time! It even has a small timber bridge over the creek bed to trip-trap over. Little friends can spin on the spinner and for older siblings, there is a cargo net climbing frame.
With delightfully themed cubbies, it’s not hard to look for inspiration at Ascot Park. Your budding chef could collect their ingredients from the markets and whip up a storm in their café. Many little people aspire to be firefighter,s and this is the perfect safe play space to live out their dream. Drive the truck, ring the all-important bell and ensure Spot has a beautiful warm place to sleep while waiting for the next emergency. Perhaps you have a farmer pumping water to feed their herd, or water their crops? An explorer might wander the creek bed.
This park is fantastic for toddlers, but there isn’t a great deal for older children or those with special needs. Concrete paths are connecting the elements of the playground and out to the footpath. The playground is partially shaded with sails and trees but it can still get quite warm on a hot day (see our Oriel Park review for an alternative fenced playground nearby). Street parking is available, be sure to check for yellow lines and signage regarding time limits. At peak times be prepared to walk a short distance.
Ascot Park features
- Three cubby style play forts
- Interactive sensory panels
- Swings – toddler, typical and lounger swings
- Water pump with rocky creek bed
- Grass/concrete maze
- Cargo net climbing structure
- Half basketball court outside the fenceline
- Grassy area for ball games outside the fenceline
- Partially shaded by shade sails
- Grassy area shaded by mature trees
- Rubberised soft fall
- Fully fenced
- Toilets – outside fenceline
- Near Ascot train station
- Street parking only
- Cafes nearby
Ascot Park is located on the corner of Lancaster and Kitchener Roads, next to the Ascot C&K.