If you are looking for a playground which is suitable for children of all ages, is close to a variety of public transport options and protected day-round by beautiful mature shade trees, then Hill End Terrace playground is for you. Situated within Orleigh Park at West End, this playground has all the traditional play equipment and some unique pieces which can spark the imagination of Brisbane Kids.
Hill End Terrace Playground
It is rare to find a playground where toddlers can move about the play equipment unaided, however Orleigh Park delivers. While being suitable for toddlers, it also has play opportunities perfect for school-aged children too.
A variety of low slides can be accessed by simple climbing structures and will see little ones slipping and sliding the day away.
Unique animal structures feature in this fun playground. There is a frog with an extremely long tongue, a caterpillar to climb over and a purple flower little ones can hide under. Other pieces of equipment the children can enjoy include a dizzy stick, rockers, a seesaw and a sway swing.
Two forts can be found in the playground, just waiting for kids to climb, slip and clamber on them. The upper fort has simple climbing apparatus, steps, a small ladder, and two slides (a small one and a medium one). Monkey bars and a curved ladder also adorn this fort and are always popular for the children to utilise.
The lower fort features a medium slide, ladders and a small shop front with a play phone underneath, perfect for the little ones who might like to use their imagination to play shops.
When you are visiting Hill End Playground and Orleigh Park make sure you don’t forget the bikes. The kids will love testing out the sensory track with its bumps, corrugations and bridges or perhaps going for a ride along the river.
With the large amount of green space, it’s the perfect place for a picnic, or to fly a kite. If bringing a ball, be careful as grassed area slopes towards the unfenced river, and no one wants to watch their ball float away from them!
This park is perfectly positioned by the Brisbane River and ideal for watching the boats and ferries pass by. An unfenced path runs along the river and is a lovely spot for a walk or bike ride. Just remember to keep a close eye on little ones near the water.
Imagination Factor at Hill End Terrace Playground
The gardens lend themselves well to a game of fairies in the enchanted garden, mixing potions, and fluttering in and out around the trees. Perhaps elves are exploring the magical forest. Pirates might be exploring a new found island.
Swing for hours on the swings or spin around on one of several merry go rounds and dizzy sticks. Ride your bike or scooter along the purpose-built track around the playground complete with bridges, speed bumps and corrugations and concrete and soft fall rubber sections to engage the inner rally driver.
Accessibility at Hill End Terrace Playground
The playground itself is unfenced and within meters of the river. Landscaping can obscure your view of the playground, which means it can be difficult to watch multiples.
For those with limited mobility there is a harnessed swing, with rubber soft fall making wheelchair access easier. The sway swing has a ramp for easy access for those with wheelchairs.
Accessible toilets are located next to the playground.
For those driving to Hill End Terrace Playground there are accessible parking spaces adjacent to the play area. The carpark is connected to the playground by a concreted path, and the footpath has concrete paths connecting to the playground.
Hill End Terrace Playground features
- Unfenced playground
- Accessible toilet facilities
- Mostly shaded by mature trees
- River partially fenced-in areas
- Bark and soft fall rubber base
- Oversized insects to climb on and discover
- Forts with various climbing equipment
- Infant swings
- Harness swing
- Dizzy stick
- Walking and bike paths
- Picnic tables
- Electric barbecues
- Free wi-fi (provided by Brisbane City Council)
- Bookable areas for special events via Brisbane City Council
- Landscaped gardens
- Adjacent to Brisbane River
Orleigh Park features on our list of Brisbane Parks that are Wifi hotspots.
Another great Brisbane Playground nearby is Orleigh Street Playground in Orleigh Park. If you fancy a coffee and some food you could head to Jugar: Eat, Drink, Play, a child-friendly cafe/restaurant featuring a cool play area.
What We Thought of Hill End Terrace Playground
Our family love visiting this playground in the spacious Orleigh Park. While the kids love climbing over any piece of equipment they can find and using their imagination to create scenarios and stories with the creatures around the park, us adults love the picturesque surroundings near the Brisbane River.
We always enjoy a leisurely stroll along the river, watching the boats zoom by and a picnic snack under the shade of a tree. A perfect way to spend a day at the park!
How to Get to Hill End Terrace Playground
Hill End Terrace Playground can be found within Orleigh Park, which is located on Hill End Terrace, West End.
This playground is approximately 600m from the CityCat and CityGlider terminals but still an easy, flat walk along a wide concrete path.
As with all inner city play spaces parking is limited, so be prepared to walk a few hundred meters. A small carpark with accessible spaces is adjacent to the play area. Street parking is available with time restrictions.