Brisbane All Abilities Playgrounds for Kids
BRISBANE ALL ABILITIES PARKS WITH LIBERTY SWINGS
Brisbane all abilities parks are thankfully becoming more widespread. The addition of Liberty Swings in many parks across the city is giving many Brisbane Kids and adults in wheelchairs the opportunity to experience the pleasure of having a real swing in the park. The Liberty Swing is an incredible Australian innovation that is very safe and easy to use. Access to the Liberty Swing in your favourite park is via a key, which is generally only available on weekdays. Keys need to be collected from the office stated in the park descriptions below.
Mt Warren Park, Beenleigh
Mt Warren Boulevard, Beenleigh
Key available from Beenleigh Special School (Phone: (07) 3880 1111)
Brisbane – Portable Liberty Swing
Variety Qld Office, Unit 1, 5 Ashtan Place, Banyo
Available to hire from Variety Qld (Phone: (07) 3907 9300)
Variety the Children’s Charity, are sponsors of The Liberty Swing program in Australia. The program aims to provide every community with at least one Liberty Swing in a major park or playground. Variety Qld also has a Liberty Swing available for hire as a portable unit.
Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane City
Parkland Boulevard, Brisbane
Key available from Roma Street Station ticket office
The Liberty Swing is an exciting addition to the existing playground at Roma Street Parkland. Brisbane Kids can make use of a variety of other services and facilities whilst visiting this all abilities park, with pathways and toilets being wheelchair-friendly and nearby disabled parking available.
Cartmill Community Centre, Burpengary
85 Kilkenny Drive, Burpengary
Key available from Cartmill Community Centre (Phone: (07) 3888 5611)
Primarily hosting a Riding for the Disabled school, the Cartmill Community Centre has a great set up. The riding group provides therapeutic horse-riding for people with an intellectual or physical disability who meet the health requirements of the association. The Liberty Swing compliments the services offered in this all abilities centre.
Capalaba Regional Park, Capalaba
Pittwin Road North, Capalaba
Key available from Redland City Council (Phone: (07) 3829 8999)
As well as being an all abilities park with a wonderful Liberty Swing, Capalaba Regional Park also has a host of other fantastic features for Brisbane Kids. Check out our review of Capalaba Regional Park
7th Brigade Park, Chermside
Delaware & Newman Roads, Chermside
Key available from Kedron–Wavell Services Club (Phone: (07) 3359 9122)
Pelican Park, Clontarf
Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontarf
Key available from Moreton Bay Regional Council (Phone: (07) 3205 0555)
The picturesque beach side location is Pelican Park’s the biggest drawcard for Brisbane Kids. Whilst the playground is fairly limited, the addition of a Liberty Swing makes it a good all round destination for an all abilities family outing. We’ve written a review of Pelican Park here
Goupong Park, Collingwood Park
Cnr Collingwood Drive & Namatjira Drive, Collingwood Park
Key available from Police Beat, Redbank Plaza Shopping Centre (Phone: (07) 3884 6199)
Goupong Park is a lovely flat all abilities reserve in Collingwood Park. With shelters, a skate-ramp and a basic playground, the area also has wheelchair accessible paths and toilet facilities and the fabulous Liberty Swing.
Queens Park, Ipswich
Milford Street, Ipswich
Key available from Queens Park Café (Phone: (07) 3281 5167)
Featuring the Ipswich Nature Centre, Queens Park presents a great day out for Brisbane Kids. All abilities aspects include wheelchair accessible toilets and great wide paths, as well as a fixed model train and the wonderful Liberty Swing. For more about the fantastic features of Queens Park, take a look at our Queens Park Ipswich Review
Upper Kedron Recreation Reserve, Upper Kedron
Upper Kedron Road, Upper Kedron
Key available from Enoggera Ward Office of Brisbane City Council (Phone: (07) 3407 2510)
Upper Kedron Recreation Reserve includes some well shaded play areas and has a lot to offer Brisbane Kids’ families of all abilities. With something to appeal to most visitors of all abilities, the reserve features a great playground, BBQ facilities and shelter. Unfortunately, the Liberty Swing is not sheltered or shaded, however there are accessible paths leading across the playground under a vibrant rooftop with colourful paintings. A wheelchair accessible toilet is also provided.
Logan Gardens, Logan
Civic Parade (next to Police Station), Logan
Key available from Logan Central Police Station (Phone: (07) 3826 1888)
Logan Gardens Park is a lovely landscaped park with plenty of shade. As well as having a Liberty Swing, much of the amazing playground is accessible and includes sensory play and fully fenced areas which are designed with varying abilities in mind. This all abilities park has enough to keep all Brisbane Kids occupied for the whole day, with bike and walking tracks, BBQs, shelters, wheelchair accessible toilets.
MacGregor State School, MacGregor
McCullough Sreet, Sunnybank
Key available from MacGregor State School Administration (Phone: (07) 3323 4333)
With a large special education unit Macgregor State School was the first Brisbane school to obtain a fantastic Liberty Swing in mid-2011.
Nixon Park, Oxley
Ellen Street, Oxley
Key available from Moorooka Ward Office of Brisbane City Council (Phone: (07) 3403 1730)
This tree lined all abilities park has some great features, including wheelchair accessible toilets, a colourful play areas, BBQs and shelters and a basketball half-court.
Woolcock Park, Red Hill
Cnr Kenwyn & Waterworks Roads, Red Hill
Key available from Red Hill Special School (Phone: (07) 3291 9333)
As well as having a Liberty Swing, Woolcock Park has some great flat paths and lots of shade for Brisbane Kids. We’ve written a review that can be found here
Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks
Counihan Street, Seventeen Mile Rocks
Key available from Jamboree Ward Office of Brisbane City Council (Phone: (07) 3407 7000)
Rocks Riverside Park is massive! With a huge variety of attractions for all abilities and interests, the whole family can spend an entire day here. With a Liberty Swing, wheelchair accessible toilets and some great paths, Rocks Riverside is also one of our Top 3 FREE Waterparks for Brisbane Kids.
Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine
Gympie Road, Strathpine
Key available from Moreton Bay Regional Council (Phone: (07) 3205 0555)
Much of Pine Rivers Park has been designed with all abilities in mind. The Liberty Swing, great paths and wheelchair accessible toilets add to the attraction of this for all abilities families.
Victoria Point Sharks Sporting Club, Victoria Point
325 Colburn Avenue, Victoria Point
Key available from Victoria Point Sharks Sporting Club (Phone: (07) 3207 7865)
Victoria Point Sharks is a popular venue for the local community. The club offers sporting programs, dining and function facilities to locals, as well as regular entertainment and special events. The outdoor playground is well-liked and often a popular place while parents are watching the footy or cricket on the oval. The Liberty Swing is a wonderful addition that was made possible through the fund raising efforts of world record breaking hand-cyclist Andreas Dagelet.