Alexander Clark Park playground is a beautifully designed space with an Australian animal theme. There is lots of surrounding green space and large established trees providing shade.
Alexander Clark Park playground
Alexander Clark Park is a fabulous location for an entire morning or afternoon, as there is plenty to keep kids busy playing, climbing and exploring. The space has various zones which naturally create curiosity and engage kids of all ages. For those wanting to stay longer or make a day of it, there are BBQs, covered picnic tables, accessible toilets and water.
The main feature of Alexander Clark Park playground is a huge koala sculpture. Inside the koala are climbing ropes and steps leading up to the top; once at the top, choose the covered slide, fire pole or climbing wall to descend.
Smaller Brisbane Kids will enjoy the lower-level sensory stations around the bottom. Not too far from the giant mummy koala, there is also a realistic-looking baby koala sculpture perfect to climb or pose with for a photo.
There is a zone for kids who love challenges and movement. Here you will find two in-ground trampolines, a Joey swing, a basket swing, a flying fox (one regular and one seated), a hammock, climbing boulders, balancing logs, steppingstones, soft fall climbing mounds, large sculptures to climb, a slide and a digger.
Kids will love finding sculptures of Australian animals throughout the playground; a smaller baby koala, platypus, flying fox, black cockatoo, sugar glider, kookaburra and a common eastern froglet are scattered throughout the playground and amongst the nature play area.
For the older kids, there is a full-size basketball court, beach volleyball court and the scooter/bike track. Bring a ball or frisbee, as there is plenty of open green space.
The water play zone
The water play zone will be a highlight, so be prepared to have wet kids. Along the concrete riverbed, there are sandstone boulders, small and large river stones, water pumps, tipping buckets, mist sprays, jets and moveable wall barriers ideal for cause-and-effect play.
Imagine you are a ranger or conservationist looking after bushland and its habitat. Or, perhaps you can be a marine biologist and care for the waterways. For the creative kids, bring your art journal and a pencil as this playground has lots of inspiration for drawing, or make some ephemeral sculptures from natural found objects. For the little kids, bring your sand toys, automobiles and mermaids that can be used in the sand or water.
Flat paths all around the playground make access easy for prams, walking aids, and wheelchairs. There is plenty of parking, including designated disabled parking. The playground has covered picnic tables, bench seats, chairs and lots of sandstone blocks to sit on.
Shade cloth and trees provide shade but some areas are still in the full sun so bring sun protection.
Accessible toilets are a short walk from the playground. Unfortunately, this park is not fenced.
Why is it called Alexander Clark Park?
Alexander Clark served as a councillor for the Albert Shire, and it’s noteworthy that Alexander Clark Park now occupies the land where his family’s dairy farm once stood.
Alexander Clark Park features
- soft fall, sand, bark, concrete base
- large koala sculpture – climbing wall, climbing nets, steps, large covered slide, fire pole, low-level interactive stations
- swings – joey swing, basket swing, hammock, baby swing
- steppingstones, climbing rocks, log, boulders, sculptures
- flying fox – standard and seated options
- in-ground trampolines
- water play – tipping buckets, mist sprays, pumps, jets,
- sand, digger
- electric BBQs
- covered picnic tables and plenty of additional seating
- scooter track with road markings, humps, bridges, a pretend service station and bait shop
- beach volleyball court
- full basketball court
- opened green space
- accessible toilets
- accessible parking
- fitness equipment
- nearby dog park
What we thought of Alexander Clark Park
It’s easily our new favourite park, which is worth the drive. We especially loved the water play zone and the many climbing, balancing and jumping opportunities. The big shady trees and aesthetically pleasing playground provided a relaxing backdrop when it was time to stop for a little picnic. Next time we will pack scooters as the scooter/bike track looks awesome.
Alexander Clark Park is located on Dewar Drive in Loganholme.