Are you searching for the best-fenced playgrounds in Brisbane? While many fenced playgrounds exist in and around Brisbane, we have searched through our list and found what we believe are the best of the best-fenced playgrounds across South East Queensland. Whether that is because of size, location surrounds or facilities, all the playgrounds listed below are fully-fenced and have something that makes them worth travelling to.
Please note: The fenced park in the feature image is Thornlands Community Park, which you can read more about below.
Whites Hill Reserve
Suburb: Camp Hill
One of Brisbane’s most impressive fenced playgrounds, Whites Hill Reserve Playground in Camp Hill, is enormous. Overflowing with play options for kids of all ages and abilities, the playground is a hotspot for local families and attracts many visitors from outside of the area due to its location, setting, size, facilities and, of course, the fact that it is fully-fenced!
Sensory, water, nature play – this playground has it all. With plenty of shaded places for parents to sit, this is a popular park for birthday parties as all little guests have ample space to explore, with facilities and amenities all surrounded by the secure fencing system.
With a dual flying fox, mini bike run, crows nest, diggers, scooter tracks and more, this is easily one of the best-fenced playgrounds in Brisbane. Outside the fence line, other reserve features worth exploring are its sporting fields, dog park and nature trails.
- Fully-fenced playground, partly sheltered by shade sails
- Soft fall, wood chip and sand base
- Toilets, including accessible toilets and adult change facilities
- Three slides
- Double flying fox
- Bouncy rockers
- Stationary diggers
- Crow’s nest
- Climbing net
- Spinning equipment
- Swings, including support seat
- Birds nest swing & hammock swing
- Sway Fun Glider
- Mini nature exploration trail
- Sensory play with musical instruments
- Water play equipment
- Bike run with speed bumps
- Electric barbecues
- Walking and bike tracks
- Exercise equipment
- Cricket field
- Touch football field
- Soccer field
- Dog park
- Car park
Location: 205 Jones Road (playground accessible off Boundary Road)
Read our detailed review of Whites Hill Reserve.
Thornlands Community Playground
When we first visited Thornlands Community Playground, we thought it was like a mini fenced-in adventure playland. This playground packs some serious punch!
With a vast netted climbing structure, giant slides, quaint little cubby, water play, dinosaur dig and nature play area being just a few of its highlights, it not hard to see why we think it is one of the best-fenced playgrounds in Brisbane. The Dr. Suess-like play space also features a two-person flying fox, ninja warrior-like climbing course, swings, and sensory and all-abilities play too!
Although there is seating and places to relax inside the fenced playground, just outside, there is a large oval where picnics can be had and kites flown as well. Plenty of concrete pathways that weave within the playground and outside are perfect for wheelchairs, prams, bikes and scooters to navigate with ease.
- Fully-fenced Playground
- Accessible toilet facilities
- Climbing structure with tunnels and two giant slides
- Pirate Ship Crows Nest
- Soft fall, sand and wood chip base
- Partially shaded by shade sails
- Dinosaur dig area
- Water play area with pumps, funnels and pump shower
- Large two-person flying fox
- Nature play
- Sandpit with diggers
- Cubby house farmers market
- Mini ninja warrior climbing course
- Fitness Area
- Large Oval
- Picnic shelters with tables
- Grassy areas and shade trees
Location: 270-282 Cleveland Redland Bay Road, Thornlands
Read our detailed review of Thornlands Community Park.
If you are looking for a fenced playground perfect for toddlers, then we suggest you add Ascot Park to your list. Whilst it has all the usual play equipment you would expect, we love the three small feature cubbies at its centre the most.
Built low to the ground for easy access for all ages, two cubbies have a market and garden theme with quaint vegetable stairs, a letterbox, a tunnel, slide, a hammock and interactive sensory boards. The third cubby has a fireman theme and even comes with a firetruck extension! The imaginative play options here are simply endless and we love that for our Brisbane Kids.
Along with the cubbies, Ascot’s generously spaced park includes a water play area, a flat grass maze, and even an awesome dual-facing lounger swing you rarely see. With plenty of shade from sails and trees and an open field, half basketball court and cafes outside of the fenced area, Ascot Park is one of our favourite fenced playgrounds in Brisbane.
- Fully-fenced playground
- Accessible toilets – outside the fenced area
- Three cubby-style play forts
- Interactive sensory panels
- Swings – toddler, typical and lounger swings
- Water pump with rocky creek bed
- Grass/concrete maze
- Cargo net climbing structure
- Basketball half-court (outside fenced area)
- Grassy area for ball games (outside fenced area)
- Partially shaded by shade sails
- Grassy area shaded by mature trees
- Rubberised soft fall
- Near Ascot train station
- Street parking only
- Cafes nearby
Location: Corner of Lancaster and Kitchener Roads, Ascot
Read our detailed review of Ascot Park.
This fantastic, nautical-themed playground (more affectionately known as Livvi’s Place) is located adjacent to Newport’s man-made lake. Easily spotted by the tall sail structure that towers over the playground, Spinnaker Park features ample play equipment to entertain kids of all ages.
The stand-out feature of this lovely waterside park is the sail-shaped climbing tower with its cargo netting ladders and slides that offer a birds-eye view of all the action below. Once a child ascends the rope ladder, there are two metal slides to choose from to get down – the super-fast one at the top, or the slightly slower one from the middle level.
There is a strong emphasis on balancing, scrambling, sliding, and active and challenging play throughout Spinnaker Park’s playground. Kids have ample opportunity to practice balancing on the rubberised balancing steps and mounds as they step, leap and jump from one to the other. They can test their climbing skills on the cargo netting or haul themselves up the rope on the slope on the hill.
- Fully fenced
- Partially shaded with shade cloth
- Accessible toilets
- Large sail-shaped climbing fort
- Smaller fort for pre-schoolers
- Smaller fort for toddlers
- Wooden boat
- Three metal slides
- Two plastic slides
- Cargo netting
- Balancing mounds
- Sand scoops and sand play tables
- Swings – two regular, two toddler, one basket, one log swing
- Water fountain – kids can run through
- Sand and rubber base
- Small off-street car park
- Sheltered table and chairs – limited
- Water bubbler
Location: 39 Lakeview Promenade, Newport.
Read our detailed review of Spinnaker Park.
The Hills District All Abilities Playground
Suburb: Arana Hills
Another incredible fenced playground in Brisbane that has thought of everything and everyone is the Hills District All-Abilities Playground in Arana Hills.
Keeping things accessible, the park is large, its play equipment spaced out, and the flooring flat and soft. Kids will love the traditional features such as the see-saw, monkey bars, swings (including a supported harness swing) and rockers, but they will delight in some of the more unique structures in the playground. Imaginative play is well supported here, with the entire park displaying a clear bee theme.
The giant bee-hive climbing forts (one toddler-sized and one for older children), colourful farmers market, and cafe-themed cubbies are a highlight.
- Fully-fenced, partially shaded playground
- Toddler-friendly cubby with farmer’s market/café theme
- Accessible toilets
- Musical instruments
- Sandpit with two diggers
- Slides – numerous, including roller slide
- Swings – toddler, average and supported harness swings
- 5-way swing with capsule seats
- wheelchair accessible carousels
- Fireman pole
- Climbing walls
- Monkey bars
- Garden area
- Partially shaded by shade sails and mature trees
- Rubberised soft fall and sand
- Playing fields adjacent
Location: 120 Olearia Street West, Everton Hills
Read our detailed review of The Hills District All-Abilities Playground.
Suburb: Springfield Lakes
Next on our list is Grande Park in Springfield Lakes, which lives up to its name in more ways than one. Grand in scale and features, this park suits all kids – but is particularly any little biking enthusiast.
For those just starting, the bicycle safety learning track, which includes concrete, street signs and line markings, is the perfect way to introduce kids to riding and road rules. For those who have mastered cycling basics, there is also a short dirt BMX and mountain bike track at the park.
The playground includes swings, a roundabout, spinners, forts, climbing structures, slides built into a soft-mounded hill and more. Finally, if that is not enough to convince you to visit, Grande Park also boasts a performance stage, tennis courts with field lights, basketball and netball courts, cycling tracks, public toilets, a well-equipped playground and plenty of open space.
- Fully-fenced playground
- Wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities
- Shade structures over some play equipment
- Bark base and rubber base
- Bouncing ride
- Ring roundabout
- Climbing nets
- Slides built into the hill
- Climbing equipment
- Traffic track with street signs
- Grassy open spaces
- Bike and walking paths
- 2 tennis courts (with field lights; closed 10pm-6.30am)
- Basketball / Netball court
- Dog off-leash area (57 Grande Avenue)
- Covered picnic shelters
- Bench seats
- Water fountains
- Ample onsite parking
Location: 40 Grande Ave, Springfield Lakes
Read our detailed review of Grande Park.
Sandstone Point Hotel Playground
Suburb: Sandstone Point
Sandstone Point Hotel is a one-stop shop for family-friendly fun, a little bit further out from Brisbane but well worth the drive. The hotel boasts multiple restaurants and eating spaces, all with spectacular views down to the jetty and fish and chip Oyster Shed. Pristine green lawns stretch down the hill, and on weekends the space comes alive with soccer games, kids playing, and even jumping on their large trampoline.
You would think that with so much else to see and do here, the fenced playground alongside the hotel would hardly get a look in. The very opposite is true. The hugely popular farm-themed playground is one of the feature drawcards to the area. There is also a mini windmill, a farm-themed climbing castle with a rope bridge and slides, a trough and taps for water play, an old fashioned bucket and rope for transporting goodies up and down the fort and even a rainwater tank climbing structure too.
- A farm-themed playground on bark base
- Farm-themed climbing castle
- Rope Bridge
- Water trough
- Water Play
- Rainwater tower climb
- Rope Bucket
- Accessible toilet facilities
- Sway Tyre Ride
Location: 800 Bribie Island Rd, Sandstone Point