The Moreton Bay region on the north side of Brisbane is home to the bush, the bay, leafy suburbs and many exciting playgrounds just waiting for families to swing, slide and climb on them. Containing everything from flying foxes, climbing walls, water play and traffic tracks, there is something for children of all ages and abilities around every corner.
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Best Parks in the Moreton Bay Region
Next time you find yourself in the magnificent Moreton Bay area head to one of these fun and engaging playgrounds to spend some time in the beautiful outdoors.
We know how important toilet facilities are when planning an outing to an awesome playground, so we have made sure ALL playgrounds in this list feature toilets!
Aurora Boulevard Park
Location: 22 Aurora Boulevard, North Lakes
Features: Climbing nets, 5-way swings, slides, rockers, fitness equipment, skate park, dog off-leash area, sporting fields, netball courts, picnic shelters, BBQ’s and toilet facilities.
If you are looking to let of steam, climb and swing, then Aurora Boulevard Park has you covered. A massive climbing net will delight avid climbers, while the skate park will have those with wheels zooming about.
Grassy fields, netball courts and outdoor fitness equipment will keep those looking for some exercise occupied, so make sure you pack your sneakers, bats and balls.
Covered picnic shelters, electric BBQ’s and toilet facilities make this a great playground for parties, family catch-ups or just a lazy afternoon of fun at the park.
Read our in-person, detailed review of Aurora Boulevard Park.
Blatchford Sporting and Recreation Reserve
Location: Goodfellows Road, Murrumba Downs
Features: Two playgrounds, BMX jumps, basketball court, netball half-court, outdoor fitness equipment, table tennis table, cricket nets, playing fields, dog off-leash area, picnic tables, BBQ’s and accessible toilets.
Children of all ages will delight in a visit to this sprawling recreation reserve on Brisbane’s northside.
There are two playgrounds at the reserve. One large fort like structure with lots of climbing, swinging and sliding opportunities is located near the carpark, picnic area and toilets. Down the other end of the reserve is a smaller playground, which is much quieter, and contains a small fort, and lots of swinging equipment.
For the sporty members of the family there is plenty to keep them amused. A full-size basketball court, a netball half-court, cricket nets, playfields and outdoor exercise equipment. A table tennis table and BMX jumps are also fun to enjoy, as long as you bring your bike and some table tennis bats and balls.
Picnic facilities with electric BBQs and accessible toilets are located near the main playground, so you can fill hungry tummies after hours of playing. A fully fenced dog off-leash area is also located in the reserve if you happen to bring your doggo.
Read our in-person, detailed review of Blatchford Sporting and Recreation Reserve.
Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre (CREEC) Playground
Location: 150 Rowley Road, Burpengary
Features: Two fully fenced playgrounds, walking tracks, Environmental Education Centre, picnic shelters, BBQ’s, café and accessible toilets.
CREEC is a play area which ticks all the boxes. It has two fully fenced playgrounds, grassed areas for running games and balls sports, bush walking tracks, picnic facilities, and an informative Environmental Education Centre. Oh, and did we mention it has toilets and a small café (subject to opening hours).
The larger playground is fully fenced and is the perfect place to visit, especially if you have multiple children. Children with special needs are well catered for with specific play equipment for all-abilities including a fort with ramps, low-to-the-ground play equipment, an accessible round-about, sensory boards and the very cool seated flying fox.
Concrete paths weave their way through the playground which is fun for little ones on scooters or balance bikes. For a change of pace take a walk through the adjacent bushland to see if you can spot one of the local koalas, or just soak up the peaceful surroundings.
Make sure you spend some time in the Environmental Centre to read a book, undertake some craft activities and learn about the surrounding environment.
Read our in-person, detailed review of CREEC playground.
Location: Oxley Avenue, Woody Point
Features: Flying fox, climbing net, fort, swings, spinners and rockers, picnic shelters, BBQ’s and toilets.
If you want to soak in some Vitamin-Sea while watching the kids play, then this playground on Moreton Bay at Woody Point is just the place for you.
A large climbing net and a zippy flying fox are favourites among the bigger kids, while the younger children will be happy playing on the fort, swings, slides and rockers under the shade sails.
Wide paths which follow the waterfront and out to the end of the jetty make for a leisurely walk, and there is plenty of grassy space in the area surround the playground, so you can bring a bat and ball to have a friendly game of cricket.
Of course, if you plan on visiting Crockatt Park, you should definitely schedule in some fish and chips, ice-cream or perhaps a delicious meal at the nearby Belvedere Hotel.
Read our in-person, detailed review of Crockatt Park.
John Scott Park
Location: Station Street, Samford
Features: A small and large fort, toy train, basketball court, BMX jumps, petanque court, picnic tables, BBQ’s and accessible toilet facilities.
Located in the heart of picturesque Samford, John Scott Park is playground that can be visited briefly while you are browsing the village shops, but more than likely the kids will want to spend much longer there.
Two distinct play zones feature a tall fort with slides and a rope bridge for older kids, and for the younger children a smaller fort with slides and a fun play train. Both forts feature a variety of swinging, climbing, and sliding opportunities for Brisbane Kids to enjoy.
A basketball court, BMX jumps and a petanque/boules playing field can entertain the older children when they tire of the playground.
BBQ facilities, sheltered picnic tables, grassy areas and wheelchair-accessible toilets make this playground an easy choice for extended periods of play.
Read our in-person, detailed review of John Scott Park.
Lightwood Parklands at Caboolture South
Features: Multistorey playground, tunnel slide, swings, climbing nets, pump track, playing fields, basketball half court, BBQs and accessible toilets.
Impressive from the outset, Lightwood Parklands at Caboolture South is one of those rare playgrounds that cater for older kids. While there are swings and some inclusions that cater for younger kids, in our opinion, this playground is much better suited to primary school age and above.
The multi-storey fort is wonderfully challenging to climb, with the reward being a three-story tunnel slide to the ground.
A parkitect pump track sits adjacent to the playground, branching out into the wide pathways that surround the playground, so definitely a park to bring bikes and scooters.
Accessible toilets and BBQ facilities mean this will be a very popular park for birthday parties.
Read our in-person review of Lightwood Parklands.
Pine Rivers Park
Location: Gympie Road, Strathpine
Features: Several play areas, fenced playground, flying fox, climbing nets, pedal monorail, hedge maze, bike paths, picnic tables, BBQ’s and accessible toilets.
Heading to one of North Brisbane’s most popular, family-friendly playgrounds will guarantee you hours of entertainment. With many separate play areas and tonnes of green space, you your Brisbane Kids can run and play until their hearts content.
The main playground is fully fenced housing a small fort, swings, slides and lots of quirky spinning things. Beside this you will find the super-fast flying fox.
Perhaps one of the most fun parts of the park is the pedal monorail which sees children (and adults) pedalling like crazy to get around the track without being bumped from behind from fellow riders.
A separate play area, for the slightly older children has lots of climbing opportunities and will challenge the avid climber.
The spaciousness and facilities at this park make it very popular on weekends and holidays and is known to be a wonderful ‘party park.’
Read our in-person, detailed review of Pine Rivers Park.
Scarborough Beach Park
Location: Landsborough Avenue, Scarborough
Features: Fenced playground, swings, slides, stationary train, balancing logs, climbing trees, jumping pillow, basketball half-court, picnic tables, BBQ’s and accessible toilets.
Relax and enjoy a sea breeze as the children play at this fully fenced playground by the water in Scarborough.
Once inside the fenced area, you will find two play spaces – Pirate Place and Railway Place, both with a variety of themed play equipment to entertain children of all ages. A stationary train, climbing nets, swings, a pirate ship fort and sand play fill the area, while massive age-old Cotton Trees fill the other end of the playground, waiting for the more adventurous children to explore them.
The playground is right next to the beach, which generally has calm waters, so Brisbane Kids can enjoy making sandcastles and paddling in the refreshing water.
Outside of the fenced play area you will find plenty of picnic shelters, grassed areas and BBQ’s as well as toilet facilities, making this a great venue for a kids party, friendly get together, or a full day of fun.
Read our in-person, detailed review of Scarborough Beach Park.
Spinnaker Park (Livvi’s Place)
Location: 39 Lakeview Promenade, Newport
Features: Fully fenced playground, forts, slides, climbing nets, swings, sand play, water play, picnic facilities, BBQs and toilets.
Spinnaker Park at Newport is a firm favourite among locals and visitors. This nautical-themed playground is ideal for families who are looking for a large, fully fenced playground designed to entertain children for hours.
A huge sail-shaped climbing fort is the star attraction of the accessible play space. Once the kids have made it to the top, they can descend on one of the slides or climb back down. Smaller children haven’t been forgotten either with plenty of low-to-the-ground play opportunities, swings, slides, forts and more. As this is a nautical playground, you will find plenty of places to enjoy sand play as well as fun equipment to evoke imaginative play.
Picnic and BBQ facilities, green space and toilets are located just outside the fenced play area. A small water play area can be found just a short walk from the playground and is a nice way to cool down on a warm day.
Read our in-person, detailed review of Spinnaker Park.
Stone Ridge Central Park
Location: Stone Ridge Boulevard, Narangba
Features: Multi-level playground – slide, flying fox, seesaw, swings, basketball half-court, mini traffic track, off-leash dog area, picnic shelters, BBQ’s and toilets.
Set among the trees, over several levels, this suburban playground has a little something for everyone, you can even bring your four-legged friend (your dog) to play in the fenced, off-leash area.
The play equipment is spread out throughout the play area, so make sure you bring reinforcements if you have more than one child to keep an eye on. Kids can have fun zooming up and down on the dual flying fox, slipping down the slide or playing on the other spinning, bouncing and climbing equipment.
A min traffic track weaves throughout the trees, making it a great place for little ones to practice their bike riding or scooting skills. A basketball half-court can also be found in the area, just don’t forget to BYO ball.
Picnic tables, electric BBQ’s and the all-important toilet facilities are located at the playground.
Read our in-person, detailed review Stone Ridge Central Park.
Symphony Crescent Park
Location: 40 Symphony Crescent, Burpengary
Features: Park warrior obstacle course, mini traffic track, swings, slides, spinners, climbing nets, green space, bike paths/walking tracks, basketball half-court, picnic shelters, BBQ’s, and toilets.
Nestled in quiet streets of Burpengary this neighbourhood park and playground has lots to offer. Perhaps the most popular segment of the park is the park warrior obstacle course. Designed for older children and adults, users can leap, scramble, and climb around the challenging course to see who can get the best time.
A fun playground awaits the younger children and includes swings, slides, spinners and lots of climbing opportunities. Make sure you bring your wheels to zoom around the mini traffic track or explore further on the bike paths.
Plenty of green space surrounds the playground and is perfect for running games and ball sports. A half-court basketball court is also available in this area. For those that plan on lingering a little longer, there is picnic shelters, BBQ’s and the all-important toilet facilities.
Read our in-person, detailed review of Symphony Crescent Park.
The Hills District All-Abilities Playground
Location: Dawson Parade, Arana Hills
Features: All-abilities fenced playground, cubby, slides, swings, sand play, musical instruments, climbing wall, monkey bars, playing fields, picnic tables, BBQ’s and accessible toilets.
As the name suggests, this play area is an all-abilities playground, designed so children of all ages and abilities can enjoy playing together in a fun and safe environment.
The play equipment includes elements which are set at an appropriate height for wheelchairs and include a ramp leading up to the fort and a spinner which is flush with the ground. There are also two swings with high backrests and hard plastic harness for those that require extra support.
The whimsical garden area which has a bee and flower theme makes for a lovely space to play gardeners, while a little bike track circles the playground and is ideal for those mastering their wheels.
Sheltered picnic tables, BBQ’s and accessible toilets all located within the fenced area really does provide a safe, family-friendly venue for locals and visitors to experience.
Read our in-person, detailed review of The Hills District All-Abilities playground.
The Mill Petrie
Location: 1 Moreton Parade, Petrie
Features: Toddler fort, adventure tower, flying fox, slides, swings, waterplay, amphitheatre, oval, picnic shelters, BBQ’s, bike paths, changing rooms and toilet facilities.
The Mill Petrie well and truly earns its place on the best parks in Moreton Bay list. It has everything families could want – water play, playground for toddlers and older children, bike paths, green space, picnic areas and toilets. Oh, and it is close to the Petrie Train Station, so it is easily accessible.
The toddler area houses a colourful, low-to-the-ground fort which contains a slide, climbing nets, bridges, play panels, ladders and a tunnel. The area targeted to older children houses an 8m high adventure tower, flying fox, slides, rope ladders and climbing nets.
The waterplay area, which is partially shaded, is a real hit in the warmer months. Children can dart around avoiding the water jets and fountains, or should they want to get absolutely drenched, stand under the massive tipping water bucket.
Surrounded by green space, picnic facilities and bike paths, The Mill Petrie is definitely a place where you could spend many hours.
Read our in-person, detailed review of The Mill Petrie.