A library filled with treasures for children and an adjoining, fenced playground – what more could a Brisbane Kid (or her parents) ask for?
Albany Creek Library Park – The Fun
This may not be the biggest or fanciest playground in Brisbane, but it does have a number of positives for families. Firstly, there are two playgrounds – a fenced playground with equipment that is suitable for younger children in the front, and behind it, more playground equipment for older children in an unfenced area. There is also an open green space for kids that want to run around or kick a ball.
Secondly, the park adjoins the Albany Creek Library, which has an excellent children’s section with plenty of books, audio-books and toys available to borrow. The library also has a comprehensive program of events for kids of all ages. For the babies and preschoolers, there are regular story-telling, rhyme time and playtime activities. For older children there’s book clubs, study support and online gaming after school each day. There’s also a session dedicated for teenagers on Friday afternoons called Hype. For more information on library activities, visit the Moreton Bay Regional Council website.
If you begin with a visit to the library, there is plenty of inspiration to be found in their many children’s books. If you borrow some, it’s lovely to read them under the trees in the park outside, and your kids may like to role play and base their games on the story they’ve just read. And while they’re happily playing in the fenced playground, you just might be able to enjoy a few chapters of a good book yourself.
The library, and the toilets are both wheelchair accessible. The toilets also offer a parents’ room and baby change table. However, because the library is closed on Sundays, there is no access to the library facilities, including the toilets on this day. The playground does not offer anything specific for people with special needs, however, the library has a courtyard with some games such as Connect Four. The library also has allocated parking for people with a disability.
Albany Creek Library Park – The Facts
- fenced playground with fort, slide, swings, spinner on chip bark base
- unfenced playground for older children
- large green space for play and picnics
- library with dedicated children’s section
- library courtyard with outdoor games
- regular activities and events at the library for children and teenagers
- wheelchair accessible toilets within the library (open Monday – Saturday)
- off-street parking available
The Albany Creek Library Park is located at 16 Ferguson Street, Albany Creek. Another great library for kids with an adjoining playground is the Mitchelton Library Park.