Thornlands Community Park in Thornlands
Thornlands Community Park is like a mini fenced-in adventure-land. With a huge netted climbing structure, giant slides, quaint little cubby, water play, dinosaur dig and nature play area being just a few of its highlights – it is not hard to see why this park in Thornlands is such a huge hit for Brisbane families.
Thornlands Community Park Playground
Its hard to pick which is the key feature for this park as each area seems as popular and fun as the last. One thing is for sure, this park caters for all ages and skill levels, has considered all interests and types and is somewhere you could easily spend a whole day at, if you wanted.
As you enter the generous carpark you will find a wide, open spaced oval to your left which is perfect for a family picnic or for children to kick a soccer ball or fly a kite on. On the opposite side of the oval is a shaded fitness area and covered seating and bbq areas. The main fun though happens within the black gates, with the entrance being right beside the toilet block.
Inside you will find a huge, three-towered climbing structure which features two giant enclosed slides, climbing nets, enclosed netted walkways and even a pirate ship crows nest.
Further along it starts to feel a little Dr Suess, with a large climbing mounds covered in soft matting and a delightful little farmers market cottage with slide. This gorgeous creation has a slide, outdoor dining area and a couple of little spots to set up in.
The playground also features a two-person flying fox, ninja warrior-like climbing course, swings and includes sensory and all-abilities play too!
If your kids love the market cottage set up in Thorlands Community Park, then check out our review of Ascot Park.
Thornlands Community Park is a lovely nature-themed playground which includes multiple nature-inspired instalments. Kids will be able to spot plenty of fun larger-than-life vegetables scattered around the playground too!
Explore and you will find plenty of brilliant nature play areas. The park features a ‘dinosaur dig’ area where kids can uncover a large dinosaur fossil buried in a sandy pit, with excavation tools included. Alongside this is a large sandpit with diggers and the area is rimmed with large stone and wood stepping stones.
You will also find a stone tunnel and a much-loved water play area that includes pumps, funnels and even a pump shower!
There is just so much in Thornlands Park to inspire a child’s imagination. They can become a mountaineer on the climbing structure or a pirate for the day too. Maybe they will want to explore far off lands, discover new dinosaur fossils or become a farmer, harvesting the many fruit and vegetables and selling them from their own little bistro at the cubby house.
The park is very wheel friendly too. Ample concrete pathways wind themselves throughout the park area, making it easy for those in a wheelchair or pushing a pram to get around. Around the park, outside the fencing, are more concrete pathways that kids with scooters or bikes can ride on too. There are covered seating areas within and outside of the playground, BBQs and toilet facilities.
Thornlands Community Park features
- Fenced Playground
- Accessible toilet facilities
- Climbing structure with tunnels and two giant slides
- Pirate Ship Crows Nest
- Soft fall, sand and wood chip base
- Partially shaded by shade sails
- Dinosaur dig area
- Water play area with pumps, funnels and pump shower
- Large two-person flying fox
- Nature play
- Sandpit with diggers
- Cubby house farmers market
- Mini ninja warrior climbing course
- Fitness Area
- Large Oval
- Picnic shelters with tables
- Grassy areas and shade trees
How to get to here
Thornlands Community Park is located at 270-282 Cleveland Redland Bay Road in Thornlands.
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