Warril Parklands Larapinta
Warril Parkland is a fantastic space with something for everyone! There’s a nature play focus here and the information about the First Nations People is a welcome addition to several of the discovery stops on the Warril Parkland Discovery Trail. There is also a large climbing fort with a tunnel slide, lakes and wetlands and a water play section. Facilities here include a large car park, toilets (including disabled access), covered picnic tables and electric barbecues. There are also green nesting boxes of different shapes and sizes dotted throughout the Parklands to assist our native wildlife. The lake and eucalyptus forest areas are a habitat to many native animals and the sound of birdsong in the plentiful trees makes this a relaxing and tranquil park to visit.
Warril Parklands playground
Warril Parklands play space is arranged around 3 main areas – The Woodland, The Billabong and the Bush Camp.
The Woodland features a sandy path through the trees with many different climbing, balancing and stepping structures for kids to explore, climb and test their balance.
The Billabong is a water play section with several different pumps and a water play table that includes a map of Oxley Creek, a rain tree shower, and a sandy creek. If you plan on exploring this area you might like to think about packing a change of clothes as it’s very easy for kids to get absorbed in their play and any rules about feet only in the water can quickly be forgotten in the moment.
The Bush Camp includes the large play climbing structure and slide, a basket swing and a dual flying fox, and this area also invites kids to build their own cubbies using fallen sticks and branches and provides examples of shelters that First Nations People would build. The climbing structure is fantastic for preschoolers and older with some of the approaches requiring some degree of climbing skill and the top platforms are quite high. Your kids will love racing down the large twisty green tunnel slide before climbing up again! The dual flying fox naturally invites flying fox races and it also means that children won’t be waiting as long for their turn.
Kids might also like to complete the Warril Parkland Discovery Trail, which is a series of 11 markers throughout the Parkland which provide information about the animals, plants and First Nations People who are native to this area. This makes for a thought-provoking, informative and fun tour of the Parklands. There is also the Oxley Creek Junior ranger program, which provides colouring in pages and other activities related to Warril Parkland that Brisbane Kids could explore before visiting the parkland, or complete at home.
Warril Parklands – Imagination Factor
The combination of information about First Nations People, bird calls and the natural bushland setting invite kids to imagine themselves living in a bush camp. The billabong area becomes a natural creek for children to imagine themselves swimming, playing or catching fish and children are encouraged to explore the bush on the trail through the woodland section.
There is disabled parking and toilet facilities onsite and the undercover picnic tables are accessible, but unfortunately, the play areas are not wheelchair accessible. There are covered barbecue areas and picnic tables next to the lagoons at the entrance to the Warril Parklands.
Warril Parkland features
- Nature-play playground, incorporating water play
- Double flying fox
- Lake-edge boardwalk and pontoon
- Shaded picnic areas, barbecues and seating
- Onsite toilets
- Car parking – 56 car parks with two parks for people with a disability and two bus parking bays
- Birdwatching opportunities
- Home to Warril Parkland Discovery Trail and Oxley Creek Junior Ranger program.
How to get here
Warril Parklands is located at 1059 Paradise Road, Larapinta, Brisbane.