Kalinga Park in Clayfield
Kalinga Park truly is a destination playground – your Brisbane Kids could amuse themselves all day with the multitude of play experiences on offer.
Kalinga Park – The Fun
Driving through the gates of heritage-listed Kalinga Park, north of Brisbane, you are instantly surrounded by a multitude of well-established trees, plenty of green open spaces and a playground which is guaranteed to entertain the children for hours. The timber forts, which resemble trees houses, are adorned with many opportunities to climb (think nets, poles, bars, ladders, steps and climbing wall). Those wanting to exert a little more energy can kick a ball on the large grassed areas surrounding the playground, cycle, walk or run along the paths throughout the park, ‘shoot some hoops’, play tennis or make use of the outdoor gym equipment. The playground is suitable for children of all ages, with a separate structure, slide and swings designed for the younger children.
The playground is flanked by several barbeques, picnic tables and shady trees, making it the perfect place for a picnic whilst watching the children enjoy themselves. Toilet facilities make it easy to extend your visit into a complete day outing.
After the children have finished in the playground, why not take a moment to explore the rest of Kalinga Park. Concrete paths snake through the grounds joining up with a basketball half-court, tennis courts (BYO tennis rackets and balls), petanque playing area, adult fitness equipment and large grassy fields, where you can let the children run wild or bring along your bats and balls and enjoy a game with the family.
Kalinga Park, in particular the playground, is the perfect location to let your little Brisbane Kid burn off some energy and exercise their imagination. The large trees and nearby creek/waterway, are a great opportunity to spot some wildlife, with ducks, cockatoos, magpies and other birdlife in abundance. You will love the shady respite on hotter Brisbane days and appreciate the cool breezes that flow through the surrounding trees.
The mini traffic track, adjacent to the playground, can be utilised to develop road safety awareness and riding skills, whilst the extensive network of designated cycle paths and walkways throughout Kalinga Park, can also be enjoyed with ease, as they meander along Kedron Brook, under the shady trees. Children of all ages will enjoy climbing, running, sliding, digging and hiding amongst the tall, tree-house like structures and forts, which are interlinked by a series of bridges.
Kalinga Park is suitable for all abilities, with concrete paths leading from the car parks and throughout the playground. There are a few specific pieces of equipment that can be enjoyed by all, namely the seated merry-go-round, nest swing and high back swing. A wheelchair-accessible toilet is also located within the park. The large trees provide ample shade and are the perfect spot to lay down a picnic rug and enjoy the natural surroundings.
Kalinga Park features
- Unfenced playground
- Swings including toddler swing, high backswing and nest swing.
- Four slides
- Spring seesaw
- Seated merry-go-round
- Interconnecting timber fort structures
- Climbing wall
- Climbing nets and poles
- Mini traffic track with street signs
- Plenty of large shady trees
- Grassy, open spaces
- Toilet facilities
- Electric barbeques (free)
- Picnic tables (sheltered and unsheltered)
- Water fountains
- Designated walking paths and cycle paths
- Fenced, off-leash dog area
- Bicycle rack
- Ample off-street parking (free)
- Free wi-fi (hotspot at Carpark off Park Avenue entrance)
Within the surrounding park area you can also expect:
- Sports ovals
- Basketball half-court
- Petanque Playing Area
- Two tennis courts
- Outdoor fitness equipment
Another fantastic nearby Brisbane Playground is Melrose Park.
Kalinga Park is located on Bertha Street in Clayfield.
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