Ken Fletcher Park | Tennyson Riverside Park
Think of a playground gone hyper on a power station and this doesn’t even begin to explain the extent of how AWESOME this Ken Fletcher Park is.
Ken Fletcher Park – The Fun
The playground is based around the look of a massive power station with smokestacks and lots of climbing equipment that looks scarily like a power board. The climbing nets need to be seen to be believed- intricate, complex- truly amazing!
Its a fun looking playground which we think gives it big points with kids because it is something different from the common traditional forts or more modern sparse look. There are swings, seesaws and slides as well as some fun water play equipment perfect for hot days. There is also a backhoe which is would expect would a HUGE drawcard on a weekend for little wannabe builders. A liberty swing makes this an all abilities playground. There is also a pontoon on the river- did someone say fishing????
The playground’s location (built on an old power station site) speaks bundles about the opportunity to extend play- grabbing some hard hats and making the most of the power station vibe.
Special Needs Consideration
Ken Fletcher Park is situated on fairly flat ground with a liberty swing and this is a playground that you can consider to be special needs friendly. Kids on the spectrum are also likely to be impressed with the technical aspect of the park. Fantastic gross motor development opportunities in the climbing nets. Toilets with disabled access.
Other things to know
The only downside we can see at this park is the lack of shade which is why we recommend heading to the playground early in the morning or late afternoon and on cool overcast days.
Ken Fletcher Park has an amphitheatre you can hire for short events, just head to the Brisbane City Council website for more information.
Ken Fletcher Park – The Facts
- Toilets with disabled access
- Picnic tables
- Shade Sails
- Public Plaza
- Amphitheatre (can be booked)
- Liberty swing
- Climbing nets
- Water and sand play
- Bike paths
- Parking onsite (can get busy)
Thanks to Urban Play for these images.