JJ Smith Memorial Park | Marsden Picnic Park

With two separate play areas and lots of grass, JJ Smith Memorial Park is a great spot for picnicking with Brisbane Kids of all ages.

JJ Smith Memorial Park – The Fun

JJ Smith Memorial Park is a large, open waterfront park adjacent to the Logan Motorway in Marsden. The park has two separate playgrounds for different age groups situated about 200 metres apart. Both areas are covered by shade sails. The first area is suited well to toddlers and younger children, with infant swings, a slide, rockers, a climbing frame and a giant lizard. The second playground is better for slightly older Brisbane Kids. It has bigger swings and slide and a great variety of climbing equipment. For even older Brisbane Kids, the park also has a basketball half court. Circling the park is a flat concrete bike path. The wetlands area and viewing deck provides many opportunities for duck feeding and, often, wildlife spotting. There are four shelters in JJ Smith Memorial Park – two having two tables in each and the other two with one. Three wood-fuelled barbeques make picnicking easy.

Imagination Factor

Your Brisbane Kid’s inner crocodile hunter can shine as they creep along the edge of the wetlands searching for wildlife. The nautical and mountain themed play equipment will turn even your littlest into an explorer.

Special Needs

Disabled toilet facilities are provided at JJ Smith Memorial Park. There are some great flat concrete paths around the outside of the park, so navigating with a wheelchair would be possible. The playground is unfenced and the water is not too far away, so it’s best to keep a close eye on adventurous Brisbane Kids near the wetlands.

JJ Smith Memorial Park – The Facts

  • Two unfenced playgrounds with shade sails
  • Two play areas for different ages
  • Infant swings
  • Slide
  • Giant lizard
  • Rockers
  • Older children’s swings and slide
  • Climbing stations
  • Basketball half-court
  • 4 Shelters
  • 3 Wood-fuelled BBQs
  • Ducks
  • Other wildlife
  • Bike path nearby
  • Carpark
  • Street parking

Another nearby Brisbane Playground is Calamvale District Park.

JJ Smith Memorial Park is located on the corner of Princess & Narianne Streets in Marsden.

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