Robelle Domain in Springfield | Water park and playground
Robelle Domain is the perfect destination for Brisbane and Ipswich parents seeking more than just simple visit to the park, as it makes the perfect location for an entire day out with your Brisbane Kids in summer or in winter.
Robelle Domain – The Fun
Robelle Domain is more than just a playground for Brisbane Kids. It is situated on 24 hectares and contains more than 11km of boardwalks, sporting fields, walking tracks and playgrounds for Brisbane Kids to enjoy. The play areas boast various features, including lots of water play and an interactive playground. The water fun area is jam-packed and has tipping buckets and jet sprays. This playground is truly WOW and will impress the most critical Brisbane Kid playground inspector. The Domain also has some lovely shaded picnic spots, art features, tree top walks, beautiful gardens, a lake and waterfalls. Robelle Domain also has a cafe right in the middle of the playground for weary Brisbane Parents while their Brisbane Kids are busy having fun. The playground is unfenced. A light show happens nightly between 7pm and 9pm.
Your Brisbane Kids can do absolutely anything they set their minds to at Robelle Domain. The interactive music space is perfect for budding musicians putting on a show, whilst the grassy open spaces leave themselves open to interpretation, along with games of catch and simple cloud gazing. Great games of tricking your friends into standing under the tipping bucket as it dumps 700 litres of water on them never get tired.
Robelle Domain has wheelchair-accessible public toilet facilities. The playground is unfenced. There are many bike and walking paths around the park that are perfect for Brisbane Kids in prams or wheelchairs or testing out their riding skills. Picnic shelters with tables and barbeques feature in the area, though get there early to secure a good shady spot.
Robelle Domain – The Facts
- Unfenced playground
- Wheelchair-accessible toilets
- Some play equipment under shade sails
- Soft-fall rubber base
- Water play area with massive tipping bucket
- Climbing equipment
- Electronic interactive play area
- Nightly light show
- Bike and walking paths and boardwalks
- Picnic tables and shelters
- Grassy spaces
- Water features
The recently opened Orion Lagoon is the newest family attraction to open in Ipswich, located beside Robelle Domain, covering a total area of over 3.5km. The Orion Lagoon is one of the largest man-made public swimming areas in the Southern Hemisphere, with lifeguards on duty to provide a safe swimming experience for families.
Cool off with your Brisbane Kids in the 50 metre swimming area up to 1.5m deep, which is suitable for swimming laps. Or for younger kids and toddlers, enjoy the elongated tail end of the Orion Lagoon with an average 30cm depth, which also features play areas such as stepping stones and water squits, perfect for water play and exploration.
Orion Lagoon is surrounded by tables and benches, BBQ areas, umbrellas and large grassy areas perfect for a picnic. There are also lockers, toilets and change tables for your convenience. The Lagoon Cafe is due to open soon, however there are plenty of other eating areas within short walking distance.
Opening Hours: Summer 1 Sep – 31 March: 5am to 9pm; Winter 1 April – 31 August: 8am – 4pm.
Another great nearby Brisbane Playground is Grande Park and Discovery Park. Ipswich also features the Ipswich Workshops Rail Museum and the Kids Ipswich Art Gallery or for more general information about the area head to www.greaterspringfield.com.au
Robelle Domain is located on Southern Cross Circuit near Orion, Education City and off Ian Keilar Drive in Springfield Central.
This park review was updated in September 2015.