Kuta Kids Playground, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha | Nature Themed Playground

Play area at Mount Cootha

In a brand new, four hectare development within the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha, the Kuta Kids Playground is a unique and exciting play area to visit.

Kuta Kids Playground — The Fun

Opened in 2015 as part of the Legacy Way tunnel project, this park is the latest addition to the many fun-filled attractions at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha. Just follow the accessible pathways around the new 18 megalitre lagoon and you’ll find this modern yet refreshingly natural looking play area that kids of all ages love.

The playground has a big climbing frame, swings and slides set into a slope. There is also a great dome-shaped climbing feature that’s perfect for making a den inside. Plus there are lots of wide grassy spaces that are perfect for picnics and ball games. There is also a brand new toilet block with accessible toilets, and there are plenty of shelters with picnic tables and water fountains all around the playground. Plus, once you’ve finished playing in the park, you can enjoy all the other attractions within the gardens!

Imagination Factor

The highlight of this playground is the way it invites and entices kids to play with and amongst the natural features. The playground is set amongst ecologically designed drought resistant gardens and has a lovely natural theme. There are natural bases such as sand to play with, and a dry stream bed with pebbles and rocks to sort and stack. There are balance logs to walk along, as well as little laneways and stepping stones to lead kids on an adventure to explore other little areas. With all the sights, sounds and smells of the Botanic Gardens all around you, this is the perfect place to spend a fun day in nature!

Special Needs at Kuta Kids Playground

The playground can be accessed along concrete pathways that are suitable for prams and wheelchairs, although do allow a little time to get there from the carpark (see map at link below). There are also wheelchair accessible toilets. There is lots of natural shade as well as sheltered picnic tables and shade sails over most of the play equipment.

You can download a Mobility Map for the Brisbane Botanic Gardens here, for more information on accessible facilities within the gardens as well as path gradients.

Kuta Kids Playground — The Facts

  • Unfenced playground
  • Accessible toilets
  • Sand and rubber base
  • Climbing structures
  • Swings
  • Slides
  • Balance and stepping logs
  • Dry creek bed
  • Grassy open spaces
  • Picnic tables and shelters
  • Water fountains
  • Walking paths
  • Nearby lagoon
  • Plus, you can enjoy all the attractions of the Botanical Gardens, such as the free car park, beautiful gardens to explore, lagoons, wildlife, a great cafe, and more.

Another nearby Brisbane Playground is Anzac Park, Toowong.

Kuta Kids Playground is located within the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, Mount Coot-tha Road, Toowong.

You can read more about the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and the fun Hide ’n’ Seen Children’s Trail within the gardens here.

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