Orleigh Street Playground at Orleigh Park | West End Playground
This small playground, suited to preschool and school aged Brisbane Kids, is close to several public transport options and is protected by beautiful mature shade trees.
Orleigh Street Playground – The Fun
Orleigh Street Playground (see also Hill End Terrace Playground) in Orleigh Park is a great park for confident climbers, housing two forts with various climbing, balancing and strength challenging equipment as well as the favourite swings and see saws. Why not make an adventure of the trip and catch the ferry to the West End terminal and walk the short distance along the wide concrete path to this playground? Or if the “Wheels on the Bus” is more your tune, a City Glider bus stop is right here too. Large, shady Camphor Laurel trees surround the playground and the adjoining picnic tables and barbecue. This park is best for kids that don’t run away because of its close proximity to the river, and long footpath skirting the park just inviting them to keep running! Orleigh Park features on our list of Brisbane Parks that are Wifi hotspots, however this playground is out of range of this service.
This park has lots of climbing frames and balance challenges – so games of avoiding the ground would be well suited. Or maybe your kids are obstacle course crazy? The equipment is laid out in a rough circle, and would lend itself to an obstacle-a-thon!
There is no specific special needs equipment at this park, however a wheelchair would fit at the picnic table. There are no toilet facilities in this playground, however toilets are located at West End ferry terminal or near Hill End Terrace playground.
Orleigh Street Playground – The Facts
- Unfenced playground mostly shaded by mature trees
- Shade sails over infant swings and junior slide
- Bark and softfall rubber base
- No toilets at playground, closest are at ferry terminal or near Hill End Terrace playground
- Infant swings
- Climbing frames
- Balancing equipment
- See saw
- Spring see saws
- Bench seat overlooking playground
- Shelter with table
- Unsheltered table
- Electric barbecue
- Rubbish bin
- Adjacent to Brisbane River (no fencing)
- Close to West End Ferry Terminal
- City Glider bus stop adjacent to playground
- City Cycle station adjacent to playground
- Street parking
- Concrete walking track – signposted no cycling on track
Another great nearby Brisbane Playground is Hill End Terrace Playground in Orleigh Park.
Orleigh Street Playground is located within Orleigh Park, on Orleigh Street in West End (West End Ferry Terminal end).
This park review was updated in 2015.