Forestglen Park Browns Plains
Forestglen Park is set back from the main road, making this a relaxing place to spend time with your entire family.
Forestglen Park Playground
Surrounded by trees and landscaped gardens, one of the main features of Forestglen Park is its popular gazebo and water feature. As well as the man-made landscapes, the park also has a rocky riverbed, complete with two little timber bridges to cross.
There are two different playground spaces here- the original playground is set on sand and features two separate play structures with slides, swings and rockers. In the middle of the sand here is a digger – always a popular element in sand-based playgrounds!
The newer playground has a bark chip base and a flower themed play structure with tunnels, a bridge and a slide, as well as a car and several musical elements. A highlight here is the joey swing which allows a parent and child to swing together (or a younger sibling with an older sibling). There is also a standard belt swing alongside the joey swing.
There are lots of shady spots to play or picnic in this park and the newer play equipment is covered by a large shade sail, however the original play equipment is not covered. Apart from the gazebo, there are two single tables undercover and one larger shelter with two tables. There are also two barbecues – one double electric and one wood fuelled.
The pond area at Forestglen Park is a fantastic spot for fishing games and the trees and other natural surroundings make hide and seek games a lot of fun. Children can spend a lot of time exploring this park, discovering real creatures living amongst the plants and rocks, or imaginary beings like trolls under the bridges.
Musical elements to any playground are great fun for Brisbane Kids who might imagine themselves in a band banging on the drums or xylophone, and the oversized floral theme to the newer equipment might have kids imagining themselves as fairies or elves.
The older playground has a central digger – it would be easy for Brisbane Kids to imagine they’re in the middle of a construction site here.
Disabled toilet facilities are provided at Forestglen Park, though they are fairly small and may be hard to navigate. There are lots of flat concrete paths and landscaped areas throughout the park that would be suitable for wheelchairs, as well as the main modern gazebo set on concrete. The playground is unfenced, however the area is quiet and reasonably protected from cars.
Forestglen Park features
- Playground equipment for a variety of ages over sand and wood chip bases
- Unfenced playground with some shade
- Swings including a Joey swing
- Musical equipment
- BBQ – electric and wood
- Many shady trees
- Picnic shelters and tables
- Modern gazebo, water feature and landscaped surrounds (popular for weddings)
- Carpark off Parkland Avenue
- Interconnecting bike and walking paths
- Wheelchair-accessible toilets
Another nearby Brisbane Playground is Berrinba Wetlands.
Forestglen Park is located on Parkland Avenue at Browns Plains.