The Hills District in the Moreton Bay Region near Brisbane, is home to five wonderful parks that families can access and enjoy for free. They are diverse in their play equipment, with some offering nature experiences your children will never forget!
On the cusp of the Moreton Bay Region, Leslie Patrick Park is conveniently located next to the Hills District Community Centre and fenced dog park on Dawson Parade. The park is also central to a busy shopping precinct, dining options, sports clubs and schools. Footpaths connect this precinct together, which cycling-loving families can take advantage of.
The playground at Leslie Patrick Park is fenced, so you don’t have to stress about little ones running in front of cars. It’s also shaded by some lovely big trees and has park benches and picnic shelters so you can enjoy a little morning or afternoon tea. Further details on this park here.
A hidden treasure, Edward Allison Park is the place to take your family if you love splashing around in creeks and waterways. Situated along the banks of Cedar Creek, this park is great fun for boulder hopping, rock skimming, dam building and leaf boat racing. Younger children will love sorting through the many different coloured rocks, whilst older children will thrive on exploring the nooks and crannies of the creek bank.
Drop in and have an adventure on your way home by visiting Samford!
Centrally located in the suburb of Ferny Hills, George Willmore Park is conveniently located next to the Ferny Hills Swimming Pool. The large grassy park, not only has a playground, but also a cricket pitch and nets, gazebo and a main stage that is used for the annual Hills Christmas Carols.
A footpath surrounds the perimeter of the park, perfect for little ones learning to ride a bike.
Part of the Bunyaville State Forest, this park is a nature lovers paradise, with bushy surrounds and lots of native wildlife. It is also home to the Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre, an educational facility for schools.
Families can enjoy a day of nature spotting in the main picnic area, or off-road BMX riding with older children through the parks network of bike friendly tracks.
Nestled against the corner of Camelia Avenue and Galeola Street, Boundary Park can provide hours of entertainment. There is a giant web shaped climbing frame, for starters, providing action and adventure for all skill levels. For the littler kids, the main play area has ladders to climb up and fire poles to slide down. As well as swings and a slide, there is also a fun miniature spinner and motorcycle shaped rocker.
There is so much for families to see and do in the Moreton Bay Region, check these attractions out; Settlement Cove Lagoon, Redcliffe and Lake Samsonvale. For more playgrounds in the Moreton Bay Region and Greater Brisbane Area, pop over to our friends at Brisbane Kids.