An inner city oasis, Roma Street Parkland is centrally located and provides several areas for Brisbane Kids to explore, including playgrounds, walking trails and ponds containing wildlife.
Roma Street Parkland – The Fun
Roma Street Parkland are situated in the heart of the city and is an amazing place to visit with your Brisbane Kids. Spread generously over 16 hectares, it’s lush green lawns, flower gardens, forests, lakes and playgrounds are only some of its features and you can easily spend a full day of family fun and exploration there discovering all it has to offer. Perfect for kids of all ages, you can explore the parkland easily on foot at your own leisure or via one of the many free guided walks. Most popular with kids though (and adults too!) is the sweet, colourful, trackless train that you can board for a simple gold coin donation. Dropping off and picking up from numerous spots the ‘Parkland Explorer’ weaves along the pathways, crosses bridges and even navigates the different levels of the forest section all the while giving you an audio guide of the park.
The area that will interest your Brisbane Kids the most though is the Upper Parkland which is home to the park’s playgrounds. Here you will find swings, crawling spaces, ladders and bridges and with the recent addition of the new Children’s Garden and playground your kids now have two impressive areas to while away the hours and their energy. Designed to celebrate natural play and the exploration of nature there is also an impressive herb and vegetable garden to wander through as well as an impressive worm farm that will definitely excite. The parkland is also extremely generous when it comes to areas perfect for a picnic – be it the Celebration Precinct featuring Frangipani Court and its BBQ areas or a spot beneath one of the trees on the lush lawns of the Upper Parkland – so its a great idea to bring your own lunch.
You will find also modern toilets and parking at a fee. It is also located right next door to Roma Street train station.
The variety of different spaces within the parkland is fantastic for challenging the imaginations of Brisbane Kids. Little ones can explore the jungle under the big fig trees, or spot the rainbow of colours in the flower gardens. The play equipment easily lends itself to games of shop, swinging monkeys under the trees and crossing the play bridge over the river full of crocodiles.
Roma Street Parkland does have wheelchair accessible toilet facilities. The playground is unfenced and shaded much of the day by massive fig trees. There are bike and walking paths throughout the parklands suited to wheelchair and pram use. Tables and electric barbeques are located in many spots for public use.
Roma Street Parkland – The Facts
- Two unfenced playgrounds
- Play equipment under shady trees
- Rubber base
- Climbing structures and walls
- Worm farm
- Vegetable and herb garden
- Musical play equipment
- Climbing trees
- Grassy open spaces
- Bike and walking paths
- Electric BBQs
- Picnic tables and shelters
- Water features
- Flower gardens
- Carpark (fees applicable)
Another great nearby north-side Brisbane Playground is Neal McCrossan Park.
Roma Street Parkland Playground is located on Wickham Terrace in Spring Hill.
This park review was updated in 2015.
You may also like to check out our guide to the features of the parkland on the Roma Street Parkland map to extend the fun on your visit.