The Green at Carseldine Village
Calling all sports-loving families – this is the play area for you!! The Green at Carseldine Village is a newly opened playground that sits within the $6.5 million Carseldine Sport and Recreation Precinct on the old QUT Carseldine site. It has a little something for everyone and is bound to provide hours of outdoor entertainment for the whole family, whether it’s a workout, a play, a kick of the ball, or a relax in the shade.
The Green at Carseldine Village – The Fun
If it is climbing and sliding your Brisbane Kids crave, then they will love the large tower which they can scale at the centre of this enormous playground. Once at the top they can choose one of two slides to slip down to return them back to ground level. The slides are enclosed, but they are metal, so care should be taken in hot weather.
Next to the large tower is a bank of swings, then further down is a separate play area that is tailored towards the younger children. Toddlers will enjoy playing away from the bigger kids, practicing their climbing skills on the mini rock wall, clambering across the rope bridge and sliding down one of the three slides. Nestled underneath the fort is also a variety of musical and educational activities (just you wait until the kids find the musical pipes!).
Sports and Fitness
For a more active experience, throw every ball, bat and racket you own into a bag and head to the adjacent sporting fields. There are cricket nets, soccer fields, rugby fields, a handball court, half-court for basketball, and even a bright pink table tennis table.
For a more structured fitness regime, venture over to the outdoor exercise equipment at The Green at Carseldine Village where you can soak up the sun whilst working out. Equipment available includes a treadmill, lat pull down, recumbent bike, hand bike, chest press, leg raise and a cross-trainer. As an added bonus, some of the equipment even has the capability of charging your device using human power whilst you exercise.
Budding sports stars can visit the precinct kitted out in their favourite sporting teams gear and pretend they are playing professionally to a packed crowd. There are soccer fields, rugby fields, tennis courts and a half-court for the basketball fans. Take things one step further and bring along your camera or video and get some footage of your sports megastar scoring a goal or acing a serve.
Train lovers will enjoy seeing the trains travel past on the nearby train line. Set a challenge for the children to climb to the top of the playground tower and see how far they can see and how many trains go past in 10 minutes.
Whilst there is no specific accessible play equipment at The Green, there are certainly some pieces that could be utilised by children of all abilities. The playground has a combination of flat concrete paths and rubber base, so getting around in a wheelchair, on crutches, or with a pram is easy. The shade is provided by shade sails, trees, and picnic shelters. Accessible car parking spaces and toilets are also available around the playground and sporting fields.
The Green at Carseldine Village – The Facts
- Unfenced playground
- Main play equipment
- Climbing tower/nets
- Enclosed metal slides
- Spinner bowl
- Balancing surfboard (Starsurfer)
- Large spinning cone
- Toddler play equipment
- Three slides
- Curly fire pole
- Rope bridge
- Mini climbing wall
- Swings including a toddler swing, nest swing and two regular swings
- Table tennis table (BYO bats and balls)
- Tennis courts
- ½ court for basketball
- Handball court
- Cricket Field and Cricket Nets
- Soccer and Rugby fields
- Outdoor Fitness equipment and yoga lawn
- Bicycle racks and a Bicycle Repair Station
- Covered picnic tables and lots of other seating
- Filtered water station
- Multiple BBQ’s
- Toilets, baby change facilities, accessible toilet
- Off-street parking including several accessible parking spaces
Other things to do nearby
Carseldine Markets: Why not team an outing to the playground with a visit to the local market? Located nearby is the Carseldine Markets, which are held every Saturday from 6 am to noon. The markets sell gourmet foods, produce, crafts and various other market provisions. Head to http://www.carseldinemarkets.com.au/ for further information.
Sporting Matches: It is quite possible there will be sporting matches taking place on the fields over the weekends and perhaps some training during the week, so bear this in mind when planning your visit.
Location & Directions
The Green at Carseldine Village is located at 532 Beams Road, Carseldine, only 15km from Brisbane City.
Finding this new playground can be a bit tricky, but if you follow these instructions it should make it easier.
- Enter the Carseldine Government Precinct/Carseldine Sport and Recreation Precinct at 532 Beams Road, using GATE 1.
- Drive-in and head straight past the childcare centre on your right
- Take your first left (the road is not signposted so drive slowly and keep an eye out for it between the trees)
- There is ample off-street car parking around the playground/playing fields.
Another fantastic nearby Brisbane Playground is Hidden World Playground in Fitzgibbon or if you are looking for shadier playground then consider heading to Hidden World at Chermside or Pine Rivers Park Strathpine.
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