With the growing number of young families moving to the North Lakes area it is no wonder that so many fantastic parks and playgrounds are popping up in the Moreton Bay Region. From edible gardens to giant climbing pyramids, these are the top playgrounds right near Brisbane where you will want to take your kids this weekend.
For a playground that is ahead of its time, families cannot go passed Centrale Park. The key trait that sets this park apart from all the rest is the edible garden contained within. The garden has everything from rosemary, parsley, thyme, mint, and curry leaves. It even has a mulberry bush – just watch the white clothing when the kids are around this one.
Children can learn about growing and maintaining a garden before spending their energy on the modern climbing equipment, and the self-serve water feature. And best of all, if that BBQ is missing that certain something, why not jazz it up with a hit of rosemary from the garden.
Centrale Park is just 30 minutes north of Brisbane. From Brisbane, head north on the M1 and take exit 133 towards Anzac Avenue, then take Memorial Drive and Endeavour Boulevard to Chalk Circuit.
Lake Eden Town Park is just one of a series of playgrounds and parks that surround Lake Eden in North Lakes in the Moreton Bay Region. Make sure you pack a picnic for this visit as you will want to relax on the grass and soak up the views of the stunning Lake Eden. Children will enjoy wide open spaces for playing, as well as a shaded play area with softfall bark flooring that includes slides, climbing walls, and swings.
The little ones can also expect to see plenty of wildlife with a large population of water birds, including swans and ducks, who call Lake Eden home.
The Lake Eden Trail is part of the council’s 10,000 step program and makes for a beautifully scenic walk around the lake. Parents can enjoy a coffee from the local café while the kids make use of the numerous other playgrounds around Lake Eden.
Lake Eden Town Park is just 30 minutes north of Brisbane. From Brisbane, head north on the M1 and take exit 133 towards Anzac Avenue, then take Memorial Drive to Lakefield Drive.
For the playground your kids have been waiting for visit the magnificent Aurora Boulevard Park. This playground right near Brisbane will have your kids jumping, running, climbing, sliding, and swinging for joy. There is a reason this park is used as a key after school activity.
Children of all ages will fall in love with Aurora Boulevard Park. Younger children can have adventures in and around the toy truck and cubby house. And for the older kids there’s a basketball half court, skate park, huge climbing structures and nets, slide and swings, and large open grassed spaces.
Aurora Boulevard Park is just 30 minutes north of Brisbane. From Brisbane, head north on the M1 and take exit 138 towards Boundary Road. Follow Boundary Road and North-South Arterial Road to Aurora Boulevard.
For a taste of musical play don’t miss Club North Park. Its true uniqueness is in the music inspired play equipment, which was put in place to encourage creative and sensory play in children. The park also features extensive rope climbing equipment, so the older kids will find plenty of physical activity. A smaller play area has been put in for the younger kids to lose themselves in. The park also features a large field perfect for when the kids want to kick a ball, throw a Frisbee, or fly a kite.
From Brisbane head north on the M1 and take exit 133 toward Anzac Avenue. Take Memorial Drive and Endeavour Boulevard to Cowen Terrace in North Lakes.
All of the parks featured in this article contain clean electric BBQs for the perfect family day out. We recommend packing a picnic basket and making use of the amazing facilities on offer. Other facilities include drinking fountains, available seating, and toilets.