A brand new community super park opened on 25th January 2014 that is jam-packed with facilities for all ages. This precinct will provide hours of fun for Brisbane Kids on the south-side.
Darlington Parklands – The Fun
Darlington Parklands is like no other park in Brisbane. Dubbed a ‘super park’, we think Brisbane Kids will agree that this is an awesome place to play in and explore. Darlington Parklands features an amazing free waterpark, with unique water play activities and shallow pools for kids to splash and cool down in, unlike anything we’ve seen in Brisbane until now. The water fountains feed “streams” that flow downhill into a larger pond with “rocks”. The “streams” can be blocked off with hands and feet to make the water flow faster down one.
The playground at Darlington Parklands features a climbing dome and multi swing, amongst all the usual playground equipment that kids love. There is a toddler area with smaller fort and sand pit and musical wall and a bigger fort with larger slide and climbing wall.
The expansive park also includes a huge sports/multi purpose oval, an arbour, plenty of shelters with barbeques and large grassy spaces for running or kicking a ball. The 30 metre twin flying fox and basketball court that is also a multipurpose area with soccer goals at each end and a cricket wicket set to attract bigger Brisbane Kids. The outdoor gym, that also contains ‘mini exercise equipment’ for kids, and a market square will appeal to parents. Additional facilities include an accessible toilet block, wetlands with boardwalk and attractive stone feature walls. Daily light shows can be enjoyed also, via the LED light poles displayed in the parklands. This is just an incredible space for families to enjoy all year round and is perfect for picnics.
The double flying fox at Darlington Parklands is perfect for flying races and the 6 seat multi swing means that everyone can swing towards each other. The dips, steps and bends in the water play area will provide hours of cooling fun for Brisbane Kids as they race leaves downstream.
Darlington Parklands has accessible toilet facilities. The park has several picnic shelters with tables and barbeques, as well as grassy open space to set up for the day. There is plenty of seating and some shade, however the trees will provide more shade when they grow. The play equipment is suited to a whole range of age groups, from toddlers to adults. The balance beams wind through Lemon Myrtle Trees that add a sensory(smell feel) side to the playground.
Darlington Parklands – The Facts
- Accessible toilet facilities
- 30m Twin flying fox
- Climbing dome
- Music Wall
- Balance beam (sensory activity)
- Multi swing
- Basketball half-court
- Outdoor gym, including a mini cross trainer & a mini treadmill for kids
- Bike path
- Large open grassy spaces
- Picnic shelters with tables
- Market square
- Daily LED light shows
Another great nearby Brisbane Playground is Crestmead Park.
Darlington Parklands is located on the corner of Yarrabilba Drive and Darlington Drive in Yarrabilba.