With the screening of ‘Australian Ninja Warrior’, there has been a rapid rise in children (and adults) leaping, scurrying, climbing and swinging in the lounge room, backyard and playgrounds. If you want your Brisbane Kid to develop their ‘ninja’ skills, then head to one of the best ninja warrior playgrounds in Brisbane.
Table of Contents
In this article, you will find:
- Purpose-built ninja warrior courses in Brisbane
- Ninja playgrounds
- Parks with ninja or parkour features
- Premium indoor ninja warrior courses
- Ninja classes for kids
Note: Some ninja courses are designed for older children or adults and as such, caution should be exercised when younger children are using those facilities. Equally, some of the best playgrounds in Brisbane with ninja warrior features are also playgrounds frequented by younger kids, so the caution will need to apply both ways. Be courteous and most importantly be safe!
Frew Park – Milton
Frew Park is popular with parkour enthusiasts who can be often be seen performing some fairly breathtaking stunts. We suggest this park for the older more versed parkour and ninja warriors. There are cement blocks on 65 degree angles and opportunities for warriors to test their climbing speed and ability through this complex playground. Frew Park also features a curling slide that is 5m high.
Huge multi-storey cement playground with parkour features, a huge amount of greenspace, onsite cafe, picnic tables, BBQs and toilets.
Frew Park Milton is located between Milton Road and Frew Street, Milton. Carpark access is via Frew Street.
Read a detailed review of Frew Park Milton
Guyatt Park – St Lucia
Recognised as Brisbane’s first free outdoor ninja warrior course, Guyatt Park contains 11 obstacles. As an added incentive, there is a QR code available to time your race and compare it to others who have completed the course. Ninjas will need to balance their way along the hanging plank, climb across the cargo net, swing on the downhill monkey bars, beat the wall, complete the Field of Rings and climb through the Pole Forrest. The main objective of any challenge is to complete the obstacle without touching the ground.
11 ninja obstacles, a playground featuring a climbing wall, fort and flying fox, picnic tables, BBQs and toilets.
Guyatt Park is located at 19 Hiron Street (off Sir Fred Schonell Drive), St Lucia.
Read a detailed review of Guyatt Park- St Lucia Warrior Park
Hercules Street Park – Hamilton
While not purposefully built as a ninja park as such, Hercules Street Park delivers on many of the obstacles that ninja warriors in training will be looking for. Numerous climbing apparatus are on offer, from which kids can access the upper layers of this double-storey playground. The mounds, nets and ropes all inspire ninja movement and you can see from the photos why this is one of the most popular playgrounds in Brisbane. Just make sure you read the detailed review in regards to parking because this is the main challenge when accessing this park.
Impressive double-storey playground with unique playground features (including parkour and ninja) not seen elsewhere, multiple swings, water spray area, picnic tables, BBQs and toilets.
Hercules Street Park is located on 40 Remora Road, Hamilton.
Read a detailed review of Hercules Street Park
Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve – Redbank Plains
Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve is another spectacular Brisbane playground that while not built solely for ninja purposes, offer several features that ensure its inclusion onto this list. In addition to its multi-storey net accessed playground, it also features an obstacle course with climbing and parkour-style balancing opportunities testing agility and balance.
Parkour style ninja course, multi-storey playground featuring mega slides that are only accessible via net scaling, picnic tables, BBQs and toilets.
Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve is located on Cedar Road at the intersection with Redbank Plains Road, Redbank Plains.
Read a detailed review of Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve
Redcliffe Parkour Park – Woody Point
You won’t find a more picturesque waterside ninja park than the Redcliffe Parkour Park! Whilst this park is coined as a ‘parkour park’, there are certainly many elements your little ninja can practise on. It features over 12 different challenges to tackle, including an angled wall, vault bars, boulders, modular block walls, balance beams, climbing frames and scalable poles.
Parkour/ninja equipment, a small playground for younger children, picnic tables, BBQs and toilets.
Redcliffe Parkour Park is located on the corner of Hornibrook Esplanade and Victoria Avenue, Woody Point.
Read a detailed review of Redcliffe Parkour Park
Spring Mountain Reserve – Greenbank
Set within the bushland estate of Spring Mountain, this expansive play area contains an obstacle course featuring hurdles, spinning wheels, balance beams, stepping stones, monkey bars and a climbing wall and cargo net.
Ninja style obstacle course, a playground with slides, over 2km of paths for riding, basketball half-court, picnic tables, BBQ and toilets.
Spring Mountain Reserve is located at 78 Tully Connection Road, Greenbank.
Read a detailed review of Spring Mountain Reserve
Symphony Crescent Park – Burpengary
Budding ninja warriors can time themselves and race against competitors as they work their way through the Park Warrior Obstacle Course at Symphony Crescent Park. Equipment includes the Quin steps, jungle bars, the big fling, rock hop, plank and elevated cargo net just to name a few. Younger children can enjoy the spacious playground, bike paths and green space which is right beside the obstacle course.
Park warrior obstacle course, fort style playground, basketball half-court, mini traffic track, pathways, picnic tables, BBQs and accessible toilets.
Symphony Crescent Park is located at 40 Symphony Crescent, Burpengary.
Read our detailed review of Symphony Crescent Park.
Teralba Park – Mitchelton
With a purpose built ninja warrior course, your kids should expect a challenge should they choose to undertake this short but fairly difficult obstacle course. Once completed successfully, it is all about best times and competing against personal bests. Teralba Park also features a quality children’s playground space.
Massive green space in an urban area with a kids play area with playground, basketball court and ninja warrior course.
Off street parking can be found on Pullen Road, Mitchelton. There is also street parking here for busier days.
Other Brisbane Ninja Warrior Parks
Aura Frog Park, Caloundra
Has a purpose-built ninja-style playground course.
Clayton Park, Beachmere
A ninja warrior course (opened in December 2023) located beside the skate park and half-court basketball court, perfect for teens.
Dawn Andrews Park, Caboolture
Parkour-style climbing cubes, tricky, but not too tricky!
Everleigh Playground, Greenbank
The rope section is lot of fun, providing challenging balancing obstacles, wobbly bridges, net climbs.
Fenwick Park, Springfield Lakes
A small but modern playground with plenty of “big kid” appeal, the standout feature is a huge rock climbing wall which just about spans the whole length of the play space, making it around 15m long.
Kookaburra Park West, Karana Downs
A ninja warrior style climbing course with curved monkey bars and wonky ladders that are sure to test the skills of older kids.
Latitude Park, Flagstone
A park with obstacles which support parkour, ninja warrior, and obstacle racing competitions, along with kids sensory equipment, a shaded play area, picnic area and BBQ.
Peter Lightfoot Oval, Middle Park
A purpose-built ninja warrior obstacle course (opened in November 2023) located next to the oval and under shade sails.
Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine
Modular net obstacles, climbing nets and frames and multi-level stepping stones.
Thornlands Community Park, Thornlands
Ninja warrior climbing course and climbing nets.
Wynnum Skate Park and Playground, Wynnum
Almost didn’t make the list, except their ramps are known for kids experimenting with parkour.
Premium Indoor Ninja Warrior Courses
If you have a child or teenager wanting to take their ninja warrior skills to the next level, or you just prefer some air conditioning, then make sure you keep these locations in mind
- Area 51 at Underwood
- BOUNCE Inc at Tingalpa, Macgregor, Morayfield and the Gold Coast
- Crank Indoor Rock Climbing at Macgregor
- My First Gym at multiple locations
- Ninja Central at Springfield
- Obstacle Obsession at Mount Cotton
- Revolution Sports Park at North Lakes
- Urban Xtreme at Hendra
Ninja Classes Brisbane
Did you know that kids in Brisbane can attend awesome ninja classes during the term and throughout the school holidays?!
Balance Brisbane’s Ninja program combines ‘Ninja Warrior’, Parkour and Tricking. Ninja involves a variety of vaults over boxes, Ninja Warrior obstacles, learning how to manoeuvre your body over and under obstacles, and learning tricks like flips and somersaults, all while trying to look as cool as possible (rather than with pointed toes and straight legs like straight gymnastics requires).
It takes place in Balance Brisbane’s dedicated Ninja gym space, which includes a large cargo net, parkour wall and upgraded ninja rig! Great for core strengthening, physical confidence, agility and balance, and lots of fun! Sessions are mixed gender, active and exciting. Find out more about Balance Brisbane’s ninja program here.
New playgrounds pop up over Brisbane all the time, so if you happen to know of a ninja warrior course in Brisbane we haven’t mentioned in this list, please reach out in comments and we will send out a Brisbane Kids team member to review it!