If you are wanting to know where all the best playgrounds and parks are in Brisbane then you have come to the right place!
We save you time by only showcasing the best playgrounds to help you build the best memories.
Use the map below to zoom in on the area you wish to see. Use your mobile phone with this map and it will geolocate the best parks near you. Then click on a park for more details, including a link to a full review of the playground or reserve.
At Brisbane Kids, we want to showcase THE BEST things to do in and around Brisbane, so our Parks Map features WOW parks and playgrounds that are definitely worth a visit! For the best parks and playgrounds in the following categories, use the buttons below.
We have also made it easy for you to find Brisbane All Abilities Playgrounds, as well as Brisbane’s Best Seaside Playgrounds and other Playgrounds Next to the Beach. You can also see The Rise of the Mega Park for exciting details of these huge, master-planned mega parks that are rising up all around Brisbane!
Top 5 playgrounds and parks
We carried out a survey of Brisbane families, and here are their picks for the best playgrounds and parks in Brisbane.
- Kalinga Park Clayfield
- Lower Moora Park Shorncliffe
- Robelle Domain Springfield
- Hidden World Fitzgibben
- Rocks Riverside Park Seventeen Mile Rocks
The Brisbane Kids App
The Brisbane Kids App is a great tool to have on your mobile phone, tablet or other compatible device so that you can find parks, playgrounds and have access to all our best content while on the go. You can download the app in all the usual places, including:
Other Play Spaces
There are so many other great play spaces for families to enjoy in and around Brisbane.
If you are looking for a less structured form of play, then check our our Explore Brisbane page encompassing all of South East Queensland and featuring a huge array of awesome places for outdoor fun, including national parks, mountains, picnic spots, creeks, lakes, and more!
While we focus on the best in local playgrounds, we do acknowledge the importance of other great play spaces, including smaller playgrounds, parks, dog parks and skate parks. That’s why we invited BrisParks to join the Brisbane Kids Family! BrisParks is a website that reviews EVERYTHING in outdoor recreation — so head on over to the BrisParks Website and check out other great play spaces in our area today!
Before You Go to a Park
Make sure you read our full park reviews so you know what to expect before heading to a local park or playground. Here are some important factors you may wish to consider:
- Is it shady? If it’s not and it’s sand based be careful of heading there on a hot summer’s day.
- Check for toilets, especially if you’re planning on spending some decent time there.
- Check if it’s fenced. Some playgrounds are partially fenced and others are fully fenced. We have a list of all fenced playgrounds in Brisbane for your convenience.
How can our leisure spaces for families improve?
Our Brisbane Parks Map has a combination of fenced and unfenced playgrounds. What we hear most from families is that we need more fenced playgrounds — not just for all abilities playgrounds but all WOW playgrounds. The investment is an investment in the safety of our children.
Another improvement local families wish to see is more facilities, especially toilets in big playgrounds. While we’ve found that most council funded playgrounds tend to have toilet facilities, some development led playgrounds do not. Developers should be applauded for their contributions to many of the newer parklands across Brisbane, but should also be working alongside to councils to ensure that they provide the best facilities for our families.
Families also want to see more shade in playgrounds so that they are able to enjoy them throughout the day and know that their children are able to play safely. We hope that more and more leisure spaces will take a sun safe approach to provide the best and safest spaces for families to enjoy.
We currently feature over 200 WOW playgrounds and parks in and around Brisbane and are continually adding to and updating our Brisbane Parks Map to ensure it covers all the latest information and playgrounds. If you have a favourite park we are missing, be sure to let us know!