Les Atkinson Park in Sunnybank | Spacious South Brisbane Park

Sunnybank, Ducks

Les Atkinson Park in Sunnybank is a spacious park with a tranquil pond, two playgrounds, bushland, fitness area and plenty of open space.

Les Atkinson Park The Fun

At the heart of Les Atkinson Park is a lovely pond, home to a host of wildlife including ducks, turtles, and birds. There are two covered platforms at different vantage points on the pond that are the perfect place to watch the birds and keep a look out for the resident turtles. Raised walkways lead from the back of the pond through a wetlands area. If you are there late in the afternoon you can spot bats high up in the trees. Just be sure to take insect repellent if you plan on taking a stroll around this section of the park.

On one side of the pond there is a good size bark base playground that is partly shaded by shade sails and trees. The playground has a variety of equipment for kids of all ages. Toddlers will be kept entertained on the bouncy rockers and infant swings as well as the small play unit featuring a mini climbing wall and slide. For older children there is a bull rider swing, gravity pole, scale seesaw and standard swings. Near the playground is a fitness area with a great range of new equipment for an outdoor workout. Next to the fitness area is covered dirt section for Brisbane Kids to practice riding their bikes or scooters.

The Stones Road side of Les Atkinson Park has is a large playing field, rebound wall and basketball half court. Throughout park there is plenty of open space for kids young and old to run, chase the birds and kick a ball around. The park has a network of concrete paths with the main path leading around to Pengana Playground on the corner of Beenleigh Road and Woff Street.

Pengana Playground

Pengana Playground is a sizable sheltered playground that Brisbane Kids will enjoy. A pedal-powered monorail encircles the play equipment with fort like structures making up the main play area. There are 3 slides, monkey bars and lots of different climbing sections. Included in this area are swings, bouncy rockers and scale seesaw. Next to the playground are two sheltered picnic tables, electric barbeques and toilets. Across the open grassy area there is a bridge over the creek that leads to more open space and a small skate bowl.

Imagination Factor

One of the highlights of Les Atkinson Park is the beautiful pond. Watching the birds, spotting turtles and feeding ducks are all lovely ways to pass the time. Please remember if you are going to feed the ducks, they do not eat bread, for more information on what to feed the ducks you can follow the links on our places to feed the ducks in Brisbane page. If your little one loves trucks, then the location of Les Atkinson Park on Beenleigh road means there is plenty of opportunity to sit back and relax while watching a traffic zooming past. Take a ball and make the most of the open space or enjoy a bike ride along the paths.

In the Pengana Playground young adventures can cruise on the pedal-powered monorail track or create an obstacle course using the main play structures. Meanwhile, budding entrepreneurs can set up their business in the little shop window.

Special Needs Factor at Les Atkinson Park

The small car park located on Beenleigh road has six parking spaces and one disabled parking spot. There is a single wheelchair accessible toilet located next to the car park and wide concrete paths run from the car park, in and around the park making Les Atkinson Park easily assessable by wheel chairs and prams. Near the playground are two covered tables with one electric barbecue in the middle. The playground itself is not wheelchair friendly due to its bark base. The nearest train station is Sunnybank.

Pengana Playground has ample car parks along Woff Street as with paths leading to the sheltered tables, barbecues and toilets. There are three toilets, one with wheelchair access. The playground has a bark base and is incased by the monorail so unfortunately its not wheelchair accessible.

Les Atkinson Park The Facts

  • Playground with bark base
  • Shade sails and shade trees
  • Pond with ducks, turtles and birds
  • Raised wooden walkway
  • Basketball half court
  • Rebound wall
  • Swings – two infant and two standard.
  • Bouncy rockers
  • Gravity pole
  • Play unit with slide
  • Bull rider swing
  • Sheltered picnic tables
  • Barbecue
  • Exercise equipment on soft fall base
  • Open space
  • Sheltered viewing decks next to pond
  • Toilet
  • Car park

Pengana Playground

  • Playground with bark and soft fall base
  • Shade sails and shade trees
  • Swings –infant and standard.
  • Bouncy rockers
  • Slides
  • Climbing areas
  • Monkey bars
  • Scale seesaw
  • Pedal-powered monorail track
  • Skate bowl
  • Sheltered picnic tables
  • Barbecues
  • Open space
  • Toilets
  • Car parks

Other terrific nearby parks are Karawatha Forest Park in Karawatha and DM Henderson Park in Macgregor. You can also click here to view all the playgrounds we have reviewed in southern Brisbane. If there’s a great Brisbane playground that’s not on our list, please comment and let us know.

Les Atkinson Park is located 430 Beenleigh Road, Sunnybank.


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