Teviot Downs Park in New Beith | Enchanting Children’s Playground
Teviot Downs Park is nestled in the quiet suburb of New Beith, surrounded by thick bushland. Very rarely can we use the words beautiful and enchanting when describing a children’s playground, but Teviot Downs Park is just that. From the landscaping which is in keeping with the natural environment, to the garden theme of the toddler section, it would be the perfect place for a family gathering or a children’s birthday party.
Teviot Downs Park – The Fun
Teviot Downs Park suits both big and small Brisbane Kids. The main play structure is modern and aims to encourage thinking along with physical activity. It has various optical illusions to engage with, a spinning vortex wheel, grid illusion panel and a distorting mirror.
It also caters to the climbers, with various climbing elements to challenge even the most confident of climbers, and easier options for those who are not so confident. There are three slides, a small flying fox, fireman’s pole and adjacent to the structure is a toddler and standard swing. This section has a sand base and the only shade is from the mature trees surrounding it.
The toddler section captures the imagination. Here you’ll meet some new friends. Two lizards, an adult frog and a smaller frog resting by the lily pads, all made from recycled rubber. It has a three-way seesaw with flower petal seats, and a bongo drum all shaded by beautiful butterfly shade cloth. On the other side of the grove of recycled rubber toadstools is a large garden chime.
Surrounding the play space is a concreted path which is perfect for bikes and scooters, and there are ample grassed areas for playing running or ball games. A half-court basketball court is near the bathrooms.
The toddler garden space is just beautiful, even older children will be enchanted. It has been designed for them to climb and crawl over the animals and toadstools and with the native birdsong from the surrounding bushland it feels quite magical. Lay back, lean against a lizard and look up at the sky. Cloud spot, try to identify some of native birdlife, or simply appreciate the butterflies on the shade cloth above. It is the perfect place to encourage a love of the Australian bush, particularly the birdlife. Otherwise, bang away on the musical instruments and create a musical masterpiece.
Off street parking is available, as are public bathrooms which are all-abilities accessible. There are four shade structures with table and chairs, each has their own electric barbecue. These are all connected by a concrete path which then connects to the car park and bathrooms. The playground would get quite warm in the midday sun, perhaps plan your visit in the mornings or afternoons.
Teviot Downs Park – The Facts
- Unfenced playground
- Unshaded playground
- Sand base
- Three slides
- Numerous climbing opportunities
- Toddler swing and normal swing
- Musical chimes and bongo drum
- Three-way seesaw
- Small flying fox
- Optical illusion panels
- Half-court basketball court
- Skate park
- Shaded tables and chairs
- Electric BBQs
- Bathroom (all abilities accessible)
- Off leash dog area
- Concrete paths for riding bikes and scooters
Another great nearby playground is Darlington Parklands.
Teviot Downs Park is located at 26-28 Bradman Street, New Beith.