Kids on the north-side of Brisbane will enjoy a morning or afternoon out at the lovely Einbunpin Lagoon Parklands. Only a couple of minutes’ walk from the Sandgate train station, the lagoon and surrounding reserve is home to turtles, eels, ducks and other native birds. There are even some statues of the birdlife – see if you can find a pelican statue and two cormorants (Hint: the cormorants are in the water!) A sheltered observation bridge allows Brisbane Kids to get a closer look at the wildlife. It’s a lovely place to head to for a family get together or just a playdate in the toddler-friendly playground area.
Einbunpin Lagoon Parklands playground
A fully fenced playground sits adjacent to the lagoon, containing a sheltered play structure, slide, sandpit and several climbing formations. Large grassy expanses outside the playground provide plenty of room for Brisbane Kids to run around, while a picturesque stroll along the path around the lagoon and parkland provides a more peaceful distraction. It isn’t a huge playground but perfect for little ones, and parents who just want the comfort of knowing their child is contained so they can enjoy a coffee while watching over the play.
In addition to the playground, Einbunpin Lagoon Parklands features plenty of sheltered and non-sheltered seating areas perfect for picnics, as well as a gorgeous rotunda at the water’s edge. There is ample parking surrounding the lagoon providing easy access to nearby shops and cafes, which makes spending a whole day at the lagoon super easy and fun for the whole family.
The mounded stepping stones within the fenced playground area are perfect for games of leaping across the rocks to avoid crocodiles. Brisbane Kids can spend time playing adventure games in the fort whilst parents can be safe in the knowledge that they can’t run away. The lagoon and observation bridge lend themselves to conversations regarding the wildlife of the area and great games of I Spy. If you have a pair of binoculars or a camera bring them along to do a spot of bird watching – lorikeets, ducks, swamp hens, seagulls and a variety of other birds can often be found flitting between the trees or swimming in the lagoon.
Einpunpin Lagoon Parklands has wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities, as well as several walking paths that can be negotiated by a wheelchair or with a pram. Sheltered and non-sheltered seating is scattered throughout the parklands. The playground is fully fenced and shaded throughout much of the day.
Einbunpin Lagoon Parklands Features
- Fenced playground
- Bark and rubber base
- Small play fort
- Play panels
- Climbing nets
- Stepping stones
- Bike and walking paths
- Sheltered & unsheltered picnic tables & seating throughout the parklands
- Observation bridge
- Accessible toilet facilities
- Adjacent to lagoon and nature reserve
- Close to nearby shops and cafes
- Ample on and off street parking
Einbunpin Lagoon Park is located on Lagoon Street in Sandgate.