Kalinga Park truly is a destination playground – your Brisbane Kids could amuse themselves all day with the multitude of play experiences on offer – a large wooden fort, space to kick a ball, bike paths, sporting fields, courts and more.
Kalinga Park playground
Driving through the gates of heritage-listed Kalinga Park, north of Brisbane, you are instantly surrounded by well-established trees, plenty of green open spaces and a playground which is guaranteed to entertain the children for hours.
The timber forts, which resemble trees houses, are adorned with many opportunities to climb (think nets, poles, bars, ladders, steps and climbing wall). Those wanting to exert a little more energy can kick a ball on the large, grassed areas surrounding the playground, cycle, walk or run along the paths throughout the park, ‘shoot some hoops’, play tennis or make use of the outdoor gym equipment. The playground is suitable for children of all ages, with a separate structure, slide and swings designed for the younger children.
The focal point for families at Kalinga Park is the large wooden fort-style playground. A large bank of swings will see your little ones soaring in the shade of the trees as they giggle with excitement. Swings on offer include a high-back swing, toddler swings, standard swings and even an adult, all-abilities swing.
Conveniently located beside the swings in a sandpit area with a colourful dragon rocker. This area is often shaded due to the established trees surrounding it, so can be a lovely places for some quiet play at any time of the year. Make sure you bring your sand toys, shovels and trucks to entertain the sand-lover in the family.
Toddlers are catered for with a small wooden play-fort, which is low to the ground, whilst also providing plenty of safe climbing, sliding and play opportunities.
The larger fort, which is next to the toddler area, is a sprawling wooden fort joined by bridges, ladders and climbing nets. Your Brisbane Kids will enjoy running between the forts, scaling ladders and zooming down the slides, while escaping their siblings and friends. Shaded play opportunities can also be found under the fort.
After the children have finished in the playground, why not take a moment to explore the rest of Kalinga Park. Concrete paths snake through the grounds joining up with a basketball half-court, tennis courts (BYO tennis rackets and balls), Petanque playing area, adult fitness equipment and large grassy fields, where you can let the children run wild or bring along your bats and balls and enjoy a game with the family.
Imagination Factor at Kalinga Park
Kalinga Park, in particular the playground, is the perfect location to let your little Brisbane Kid burn off some energy and exercise their imagination. The large trees and nearby creek/waterway are a great opportunity to spot some wildlife, with ducks, cockatoos, magpies and other birdlife in abundance. You will love the shady respite on hotter Brisbane days and appreciate the cool breezes that flow through the surrounding trees.
The mini traffic track, adjacent to the playground, can be utilised to develop road safety awareness and riding skills, whilst the extensive network of designated cycle paths and walkways throughout Kalinga Park, can also be enjoyed with ease, as they meander along Kedron Brook, under the shady trees. Children of all ages will enjoy climbing, running, sliding, digging and hiding amongst the tall, treehouse like structures and forts, which are interlinked by a series of bridges.
Accessibility at Kalinga Park
Kalinga Park is suitable for all-abilities, with concrete paths leading from the car parks and throughout the playground.
The playground is flanked by several barbeques, picnic tables and shady trees, making it the perfect place for a picnic whilst watching the children enjoy themselves. Toilet facilities, including an accessible toilet, makes it easy to extend your visit into a complete day outing.
Kalinga Park features
- Unfenced playground
- Toilet facilities
- Swings including toddler swings, a high-back swing and adult all-abilities swing
- Four slides (varying heights)
- Interconnecting timber fort structures
- Climbing wall
- Climbing nets, ladders and poles
- Dragon rocker/springer
- Mini traffic track
- Plenty of large shady trees
- Grassy, open spaces
- Electric barbeques (free)
- Rubbish bins
- Picnic tables (sheltered and unsheltered)
- Water fountains
- Designated walking and cycle paths
- Bicycle rack
- Fenced, off-leash dog area
- Ample off-street parking (free)
- Free wi-fi (hotspot at Carpark off Park Avenue entrance)
Within the surrounding park area, you can also find:
- Sporting ovals
- Basketball half-court
- Petanque Playing Area
- Two tennis courts
- Outdoor fitness equipment
Another fantastic nearby Brisbane Playground is Melrose Park.
What We Thought of Kalinga Park
As a family we love visiting Kalinga Park. There is a real sense of spaciousness and plenty of equipment and activities for everyone. Adults can sit under a shady tree and supervise their children dashing between the forts, playing tiggy and hiding from one another.
It’s also a great park to do other activities. Our kids like to walk along the creek looking for ducks, or ride their scooter and bikes along the designated pathways or the traffic track. Don’t forget to bring the dog too – as there is a fenced dog off-leash park.
How to Get to Kalinga Park
Kalinga Park is located on Bertha Street in Clayfield.
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