Rocks Riverside Park in Seventeen Mile Rocks | Riverside waterpark and recreation zone

Free Water Park

Rocks Riverside Park is huge and will amaze even the most astute playground lover, with something on offer to please every member of your family.

Rocks Riverside Park – The Fun

Rocks Riverside Park has so many attractions; it’s hard to know where to start. The massive recreational zone was rebuilt after the 2011 Brisbane floods and is better than ever. Sprawling open grassy spaces meet on one side with the Brisbane River and on the other with the disused cement works. Many historic industrial touches have been left in place, giving the park many interesting conversation points with your Brisbane Kids.

In the warmer months, Rocks Riverside Park’s waterpark is an extremely popular drawcard. With shallow pools and water trickling through the meandering man made watercourse, the park is more of a toddler paddling paradise than a pool. With the added attraction of fountains and areas shaded by large shade sails, this is a popular outing for Brisbane Mums and Dads with their kids.  As with many water parks for Brisbane Kids this is one that you could spend an entire day at, enjoying a picnic breakfast, lunch or early dinner while the kids cool off.

There is also a WOW playground at Rocks Riverside, featuring large sandpits, bike paths, climbing nets, a flying fox and even an awesome Liberty Swing (key must be obtained from the Jamboree Ward Office of Brisbane City Council, phone: (07) 3407 7000). The park has many areas perfect for picnics, with several shelters and barbeque facilities scattered throughout. Bringing your own food is recommended, as food shops are not situated within walking distance.

Imagination Factor

The waterpark features of Rocks Riverside are awesome for little adventurers navigating the river rapids as they slip downstream. The awesome flying fox will have bigger Brisbane Kids swinging through the skies like Tarzan. The nautical-inspired playground equipment begs to be climbed upon in games of sea captains and pirates.

Special Needs

Rocks Riverside 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 required). Rocks Riverside Park has barbeques, picnic tables and shelters and grassy open space to set up for the day. It is a fantastic recreational destination, though shade can sometimes be hard to come by, especially in the more popular warmer months. The Brisbane River is adjacent to Rocks Riverside Park, though it is some distance from the playground and waterpark areas.

Thanks to Musie J Photography for the images used in this video.

Rocks Riverside Park – The Facts

  • Unfenced playground (sandplay area is now fenced)
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities
  • Rubber matting and sand base
  • Waterpark under shade sails
  • Coffee Kiosk
  • Some Play equipment under shady trees
  • Infant swing
  • Swing
  • Liberty Swing (key must be obtained from the Jamboree Ward Office of Brisbane City Council, phone: (07) 3407 7000)
  • Flying fox
  • Slides
  • Sandpit
  • Basketball court
  • Bike and walking paths
  • Riverside promenade
  • Large shady trees
  • Grassy open space
  • Barbeques
  • Picnic tables and shelters
  • Water fountain
  • Industrial relics
  • Community garden with scarecrow
  • Adjacent to Brisbane River
  • Carpark

Another great nearby Brisbane Playground is Biambi Yumba Park.

Rocks Riverside Park is located on Counihan Street in Seventeen Mile Rocks.

This park review was updated in 2015.

Be sure to check out our other reviews of Brisbane All Abilities Playgrounds for Kids that contain Liberty Swings.

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  • Toni HIll

    Hi I just want to know has the park been reopened since the floods would like to hold a work party there after xmas the 14th January.
    Can you please give me some information on the park if its open and do we have to book.


    Toni Hill
    The Reject Shop

    • The park itself is – but the water park section not yet- council says the end of december- we shall see

  • JC

    Hi does anyone know if the BBQ’s are working since the floods?

  • Haylee

    Does anyone know if the water park is open?

    • Karen

      Haylee, we were there today and all but the fountain in working order. The big pool and river run all working. Grassed areas excellent and playground impecable.

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  • Janine

    Hi can you book the under cover areas for a kids party? 2 hrs max?

    • Hey Janine
      you will just need to contact council to see if you are able to book a spot at this park.

  • Katie

    The sand play area is now fenced.

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