Ken Fletcher Park | Tennyson Riverside Park
1Think 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 Ken Fetcher 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. This is a playground that works for older and younger kids with swings, seesaws and slides and endless climbing opportunities for all ages.
There is also an area designed for toddlers in mind with sand and water play and a backhoe which we would expect would a HUGE drawcard for little wannabe builders.
A liberty swing makes this an all-abilities playground.
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 concreted paths for both prams and wheelchairs. There are toilets with disabled access and a liberty swing.
Kids on the spectrum are also likely to be impressed with the technical aspect of the park with lots of signs and symbols. Parents will like the fantastic gross motor development opportunities in the climbing nets.
- Liberty swing
- Climbing nets
- Water and sand play
- Bike paths
Facilities at Ken Fletcher Park
- Toilets with disabled access
- Picnic tables
- Shade Sails
- Undercovered picnic areas with electric BBQ’s (you can’t book these or the BBQ’s so first in best dressed
- Public Plaza
- Amphitheatre (can be booked)
- Parking onsite (can get busy)
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 (kids dance concerts etc) just head to the Brisbane City Council website for more information.