John Goss Reserve in Chermside West | Picnic and play destination

Coupled with the wide variety of play equipment, the numerous picnic spots and shelters within the John Goss Reserve make it an ideal location for a whole day out in the park with your Brisbane Kids.

John Goss Reserve – The Fun

This is a unique reserve and more like a toddler and bigger kids’ playground paradise. Set over a large area, John Goss Reserve has different play equipment suited to Brisbane Kids across a variety of age groups. Equipment suited to preschool and school aged children includes an obstacle course fort structures with fireman’s poles and slides, climbing walls and a flying fox. A low to the ground play area that includes a wobbly bridge, tunnels and a small flying fox is perfect for toddlers. John Goss Reserve also features lots of space for picnics, with barbeques, shelters and tables in several spots. Fitness equipment also features. The fenced dog off-leash area has a picnic shelter for dog owners to relax while their pooches have fun. This would be great for a kid’s birthday or playgroup excursion during the week or simply for nice big open (but shady) spot for the kids to let off some steam. The playground spaces at John Goss Reserve are unfenced. Be sure to take insect repellant particularly after rain.

Imagination Factor

Just like the many natives of the area, Brisbane Kids will love flying through the air like a bird at John Goss Reserve. Abseiling kids can scale Mount Everest on the climbing wall and smaller Brisbane tots can avoid crocodiles as they run across the low slung bridges. Games of noughts and crosses are extra fun on the super-sized playing board.

Special Needs

John Goss Reserve has wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities. The playgrounds are unfenced. Picnic shelters and barbeques are located throughout. The play equipment is predominantly sheltered by shade sails and trees.

John Goss Reserve – The Facts

  • Unfenced playground
  • Shade sails over most playground equipment, as well as shady trees
  • Bark and rubber matting base
  • Fort structures
  • Obstacle course
  • Flying fox
  • Toddler play structures close to the ground
  • Climbing walls
  • Bridges
  • Swings
  • Lie down swing
  • Sandpit with digger
  • Shady trees
  • Grassy spaces
  • Bike paths
  • Dog off-leash area with picnic shelter
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities
  • Picnic shelters with tables
  • Unsheltered tables
  • Barbeques
  • Carpark and street parking

Another great nearby Brisbane Park is Kidspace Playground.

John Goss Reserve is located on Maundrell Terrace in Chermside.    



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One response to “John Goss Reserve in Chermside West | Picnic and play destination”

  1. Renee says:

    I love this playground, my mother’s group visit this one often as it’s fun for a wide age demographic………we discovered a magic music box today in the playground (you tap & different sounds come out), which was REALLY fun:-)

    Heaps shade areas & the fact the main road has a fence running along side is a bonus. Perfect spot for birthday parties!

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