Mitchelton Library Park is a wonderful example of how local libraries are connecting with families and offering a variety of activities — indoor and out — that Brisbane Kids will love.
Mitchelton Library Park — The Fun
If you’re visiting this spot in the warmer months, it’s a good idea to play outdoors first, before it becomes too hot. The playground is not huge, but has enough to keep children entertained with a swing set, fort with slide, and climbing net. For older children, there is a basketball half-court and large, open, grassed area to kick a ball around.
As the day heats up, you may like to retreat to the library’s covered deck for a refreshment (bring your own or purchase from the coffee cart). This is also where the toilets are located.
Inside the air-conditioned library, there is a dedicated children’s area with stacks of books and comfy seats to snuggle up and share a story. There are other interactive games in this space, as well as regular story times on Wednesday and Friday mornings. In the school holidays, the library hosts workshops for kids of all ages.
Why not read a book together in the library, and then let your children act it out in the playground? Books are perfect for stimulating the imagination, which is why libraries and parks work so well together!
Mitchelton Library is accessible for wheelchairs and prams via a concrete path from the carpark to a ramped entry. The sitting areas in the park can also be accessed by a concrete path. The park is also quite flat, making it easier on those with mobility challenges. Toilets are located on the deck of the library building, and are fully wheelchair accessible.
Mitchelton Library Park — The Facts
- Unfenced playground
- Chip bark base
- Toilets on library deck
- Fort with slide
- Spinning wheel
- Swing set
- Climbing frame
- Basketball half-court
- Large open grassed area
- Electric BBQs
- Shelters with picnic tables
- Water bubbler
- On- and off-street car parking
- Mitchelton Library with indoor play area for kids and story time sessions
- Coffee Cart serving drinks and snacks on library deck
- Free council wi-fi
Another great Brisbane Playground nearby is Lockrose Street Park in Mitchelton.
Mitchelton Library Park is located at 37 Heliopolis Parade, Mitchelton.