Dorrington Park at Ashgrove | Enchanted Forest Playground

Dorrington Park, Ashgrove Park

Hidden down a laneway in Ashgrove, the Enchanted Forest at Dorrington Park is an awesome shaded playground for Brisbane Kids.

Dorrington Park Playground

Dorrington Park, otherwise known as the Enchanted Forest, is a well-known Ashgrove park and playground. Its leafy location and equipment make it ideal for playground play any time of year but surprisingly we find winter is the best time because there aren’t any mosquitos!  There are not many Ashgrove parks that can boast musical toadstools on top of all the regular draw cards like slides, swings, climbing nets and fort style constructions, but the Enchanted Forest has all of this and more! As far as playgrounds go, this is a small enough park to keep an eye on your kids but not so small as to hold no interest.

The Enchanted Forest area also boasts a BBQ, tables and shelter with toilets close by. It is the ideal spot for a picnic or party and is also right around the corner from a BP service station if you forget anything or wish to pick up some snacks on the way. This Ashgrove playground is not well signed, so as you turn into Frasers Road, just keep an eye out for a driveway on your left-hand side just before a group of shops.

Dorrington Park extends further than the Enchanted Forest playground, with large playing fields and a clubhouse adjacent. At the other end of the park towards the Stewart Road bridge is more play equipment suited to older children, a large shelter with barbeque, and a basketball half-court. A bike path runs next to the creek along the length of the park and passes under the bridge for safe access under Stewart Road.

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Imagination Factor

We especially like the amount of shade and the ‘fairy garden’ atmosphere that creates. Brisbane Kids can playshops and cafes, make magical music with the percussion instruments, or climb the fantastic spiders web to escape the baddies. The timber fort is high enough to provide a bird’s eye view.


The Enchanted Forest has wheelchair-accessible toilets and some new paths for wheelchairs and prams. The bike track along the creek is easily accessible and very flat. The playground is partly fenced, keeping your Brisbane Kids well away from the adjacent carpark.

The Enchanted Forest features

  • Playground equipment for a variety of ages over a bark base
  • Partly fenced playground
  • Playground shaded by trees throughout the day
  • Swings – infant and regular
  • Fort
  • Percussion equipment
  • Climbing net
  • See-saw
  • Slides
  • Musical mushrooms
  • BBQs
  • Shelters
  • Toilets
  • Water
  • Bike and walking paths
  • Playing fields
  • Basketball half court
  • Carpark off Frasers Road
  • Street parking

Another great Brisbane Playground nearby is Jubilee Park.

Dorrington Park can be accessed from Mirrabooka Road and the Enchanted Forest is located off Frasers Road in Ashgrove.

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3 responses to “Dorrington Park at Ashgrove | Enchanted Forest Playground”

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  2. Tai Leyshon says:

    bbq not working its a great idea how the brisbane city counsil is going to up grade the parks, but do you guys ever check your bbq facilty if its working, big dissapoinment driving all day finding the bbq not working, next time i have to take my webber every where so people be aware bbq may not be working so bring your own portable bbq or webber

  3. Kerry Jones says:

    This is our favourite park. I have a 5 year old and 2 year old twins. We go here at least once a week even though it’s a bit of a drive. I love that it’s partially fenced. Lots of shade and lots to suit various ages. An awesome coffee shop is next door and enough parking. Bring your mozzie spray as the mozzies tend to come out after it rains.

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