10 COOLEST Superparks in Southeast Queensland

04 March 2017
Reading time2 mins

These parks go the extra mile when it comes to a day at the playground with the kids. Loads of space plus masses of equipment to keep the kids entertained means an enjoyable day out for the whole family.

Funderwood Park

161013 superparks body

Underwood Road, Priestdale

A wonderful wooden fort dominates this play space, designed in a Peter Pan theme. There are climbing walls, bridges and fireman’s poles, flying fox and even a pedal-powered monorail track. The Spielart playground has been designed to challenge kids’ problem solving and balancing skills and inspire them to make their own decisions regarding safe play. The castle towers are spread over three levels and include windows so kids can spy on their companions below. Look out for the creatures carved from wood including monkeys, owls and crows. A playground that truly inspires fantasy play.


Image credit: www.facebook.com/visitlogan

Roma St Parklands

161013 superparks body2

1 Parkland Boulevard, Brisbane

This huge park – it’s over 16 hectares – has flower gardens, lakes, playgrounds and forests and much, much more. If you want to explore the park to its fullest, you can join one of the guided walks. The park’s playgrounds are located in the Upper Parkland, where ladders, swings, bridges, and climbing frames await to tire out the kiddies. There is also a children’s herb and vegetable garden complete with worm farm. The places for a picnic lunch are endless and there are many BBQ stations scattered throughout the park. Choose a fabulous tree – our favourites are the Frangipanis.


Image credit: bertknot via flickr

Broadwater Parklands

161013 superparks body3

Marine Parade, Southport

Keep the kids entertained for hours with the bouncy pillow, masses of playground equipment and The Rockpool water playground for cooling off on hot sunny days, all surrounded by wonderful views of the Surfers Paradise skyline. There is a monorail track and zipline, a sand playground with slide, climbing frame and swings. The Rockpool water playground has shallow pools and sprinklers and is right next to the café so you can keep an eye on your kids while keeping dry. If the kids want to go swimming in deeper water, try the beach side enclosure by the bouncy pillow. After all the fun, have a peaceful stroll through the wetland area.


Image credit: www.facebook.com/VisitGoldCoast

Capalaba Regional Park

161013 superparks body4

Pittwin Road, Capalaba

A beautiful park set among the lily ponds and two lagoons, with walking and cycling trails and a great all abilities playground. The park’s great facilities including tables, shelters and accessible toilets make this an easy spot for a BBQ or picnic. The play equipment includes a sand pit and musical forest, and there are slides inbuilt in the mounds surrounding the park. Throw in the giant climbing nets, a Liberty swing, flying fox and a sports field and happy kids are guaranteed.


Image credit: www.facebook.com/RedlandCouncil

Darlington Parklands

161013 superparks body5

Darlington Drive, Yarrabilba

Have a walk through the wetland on the boardwalk and then find a shady spot to watch the kids amuse themselves on the twin flying fox, rope bridge and climbing frame, or splash about in the shallow pools and water fountains. The outdoor gym contains small scale equipment for children so you can work out together. There is also a large multipurpose sports oval, shelters, an arbour, and barbecues. There is also an accessible toilet block and the playground is surrounded by stone feature walls. There are LED light poles throughout that make for a great show at night.


Image credit: www.visitbrisbane.com.au

Rocks Riverside Park

161013 superparks body6

5 Counihan Road, Seventeen Mile Rocks

There’s lots to do at this one. Its water park, with shallow pools and fountains, is very popular with children looking to cool off in the warmer weather. There is a junior playground with ample shade, fort and flying fox for school-aged children, sandpit and Liberty swing. Take a stroll among the public works of art reflecting the park's industrial heritage and enjoy the community garden. Take a picnic or have a BBQ and relax in one of the shelters – the kids will be entertained for hours here.


Image credit: bertknot via flickr

Skippy Park

161013 superparks body7

Old Landsborough Road, Landsborough

A wonderful playground with a lovely natural setting, it has a giant slide, double flying fox, swings and sandy areas for the kids to build and dig. Surrounded by a bike track, it encourages kids to ditch their training wheels. BBQ shelters are scattered throughout the area so you can keep an eye on the kids as they scale the rocky climb to the slide and there is a toilet block in the expansive car park. There are also large playing fields, making it easy to spend a few hours here.


Image credit: urbanplay.com.au

Splash ’n’ Play Water Park

161013 superparks body10

Harmony Crescent, South Ripley

Take the kids to cool down on a hot summer’s day at this fabulous water play and adventure park. There are areas for toddlers, complete with little fountains, streams and puddles, and the older kids will enjoy slightly more fast-paced water play with a spiral sprayer, big gusher and hula post. Once they’ve done splashing, get them running about on the awesome adventure park: an elevated skywalk, flying fox, and swings are just some of the things that they’ll find here. And adults will be happy too – there’s a café here as well.


Image credit: www.facebook.com/providenceliving

Robelle Domain

161013 superparks body8

Ian Kellar Drive, Springfield

Grab a coffee from the café in the middle of this playground and settle in for a while – the kids will find plenty here to keep them entertained. From the water play elements, including sprayers, sprinklers and a huge tipping pail, to the colourful playground with seesaw, spinners, climbing frames and swings, the kids will easily spend a few hours here. If they have any energy left (doubtful, but you never know!) head over to the man-made Orion Lagoon next door. It has a large swimming area, a shallow end for toddlers and lots of grass, perfect for a picnic spread.


Image credit: www.jmacconstructions.com.au

Frew Park

161013 superparks body9

Frew Street, Milton


A huge monolith of a playground! Created from concrete, the awesome climbing structure is begging to be conquered. One of the rewards for getting to the top is a trip inside the mesh box that suspends high off the ground. Take one of the massive curling slides all the way to the bottom – if you dare! For smaller kids who might find this a little too much, there are swings, spinners and a slide more suited to littleun’s. The kids can also bring their scooters or bikes and use one of the paths that weave around the grassed area. Bring a picnic, fire up one of the BBQ stations or grab a snack from the café onsite.

Image credit: www.flickr.com/photos/brisbanecitycouncil

For more on our regions awesome parks, see 5 best parks on the Sunshine Coast and Splash n Play Adventure Park Review











Written by

Kerry White

Kerry is the Senior Writer for Kids on the Coast and Kids in the City. Kerry moved to Australia from England in 2013 with her husband and two daughters. She worked as a sub-editor in London for seven years before she had her girls. She now calls the Sunshine Coast her home and is making the most of its glorious weather and beaches. She enjoys baking, especially when she has a glass of wine in hand, and is a part-time Psychology, Criminology and Justice student. She also shares her home with two cats and her daughters' imaginary dogs.

Please login to comment
  • No comments found

You may also like