Pine Rivers Park in Strathpine | All abilities picnic park
Pine Rivers Park is a fun North Brisbane playground and park, with many great features suited to all abilities, including two impressive playgrounds, an amazing Liberty Swing, bike paths and much more.
Pine Rivers Park – The Fun
The massive Pine Rivers Park in Strathpine is one of the best family parks in North Brisbane. It is the ideal fantastic picnic destination and perfect for kids parties or even a kick around with a ball.
The original Pine Rivers Park playground includes swings, slippery dips, plenty of quirky rides, seesaws and unusual climbing frames to keep Brisbane Kids occupied for hours. This is a popular park, during the week and on weekends but is located on quite a vast patch of green zone so never feels crowded. Popular sections of the original playground include the flying fox which has an elevated beginning, the hedge maze which gets better by the year, a net that is about 6 metres off the ground, a swinging spinning play apparatus and the even popular trains that run on tracks and are peddled powered.
The more recent adventure playground sits across the lawn from the original playground and features modular net obstacles, slide and multi-level stones for climbing and jumping. It is a lot more climbing orientated and challenging in that respect for toddlers and preschoolers but perfectly suited to them regardless. This playground is also situated under shady trees and is only about 80 metres from the original playground and from the toilets.
Strathpine’s Pine Rivers Park is an all abilities North Brisbane playground, and so much of the playground has been catered to meet the needs of the whole community. This means it is also very toddler-friendly with wide pathways, a fenced playground area, ample parking and great amenities. The original playground includes swings, slippery dips, plenty of quirky rides, seesaws and unusual climbing frames to keep Brisbane Kids occupied for hours. This is a popular park, during the week and on weekends, but well worth a visit!
Aside from the playground which in itself is incredible, just a little further in the distance is the most lovely patch of trees. On a hot summers day or even a cool winters day, it is lovely to take a stroll through a dense forest. It is incredible that children will find this the most satisfying of all, even though initially they won’t quite appreciate this.
Pine Rivers Park has wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities. There are many flat concrete paths throughout that can be easily navigated by wheelchair or with a pram. The park is also home to a Liberty Swing (key available from Moreton Bay Regional Council, phone: (07) 3205 0555). Pine Rivers Park has barbeques, picnic tables and shelters and grassy open space to set up for the day. The playground equipment is suited to a variety of abilities.
Pine Rivers Park – The facts
- The main playground is fenced
- Lots of different playgrounds including a new playground a short distance from the original.
- Adventure playground with soft fall and bark base
- Suits all abilities
- Accessible toilet facilities
- Liberty Swing (key available from Moreton Bay Regional Council, phone: (07) 3205 0555)
- Rubber matting and bark base
- Some play equipment under shady trees
- Flying Fox
- Modular net obstacles
- Multi-level stepping stones
- Climbing nets and frames
- Pedal powered train track
- A fun hedge maze which gets bigger by the year. It is quite big so watch your little ones in here
- Bike and walking paths
- Large shady trees
- Grassy open space
- Picnic tables and shelters though worth bringing a gazebo on weekends if you want to ensure a spot
- Carpark with numerous car parking spots
Birthday Party Park
It is true that Pine Rivers Park is one of the best North Brisbane Playgrounds for birthday parties. This is also the ideal location for soccer parties and other sporting birthday parties though not essential as the playground is entertainment enough.
Pine Rivers Park has some play equipment that swings quite heavily and while it is within a fairly exposed (yet contained) area, it is worth keeping an eye on toddlers, especially if you are not in a fenced area.
While this is a fenced playground is also quite expansive and when heading here with multiple kids it is always a good idea to keep near to any little runners you might have. While parents seem fairly diligent about closing the gates, there are places where visibility is reduced. Sometimes it is actually less stressful to go to the newer playground across the lawn which is unfenced but offers better visibility.
Pine Rivers Park is located on Gympie Road in Strathpine.
Check out our list of other awesome Brisbane All Abilities Playgrounds for Kids for more parks with Liberty Swings.