Set against the bushy backdrop of Warner’s outer suburbs, Frank Nichols Reserve is a secluded location just 15 minutes south-west of Strathpine’s town centre. The reserve hosts two separate play equipment areas, along with large mowed grassed areas and bushland for nature discoveries. It is the ideal play location for older children. Moreton Region does the best parks in South East Queensland and this is another example of our great parks near Brisbane!
Most suitable for children who are old enough to climb and slide, this playground includes play equipment over a bark chip softfall surface. With toilets, a BBQ and covered eating areas at hand, this section of the reserve is a lovely spot for birthday parties or afternoon tea play dates. The area is surrounded by native shrubs and plants and lots of great hiding spots for birthday treasure hunts. While unfenced, the playground is away from the main road with parking access along Sanderling Drive.
In the second play area, older and more adventurous children can scale the lofty heights of a wire climbing structure or work those legs on the stationary pedal bikes and helicopter. It’s imaginary play at its best!
If hosting a party, why not include the equipment as part of ‘super hero training’, an ‘athlete obstacle course’ or ‘climbing treasure hunt’ games? While located separately from Play Area 1, this play equipment is easily accessed by a connecting pathway or from the lower car park located on Lilley Road.
If becoming Australia’s next test cricketer is a life-long dream, Frank Nichols Reserve Warner has well maintained practice nets and wide open spaces to slog that ball for a century. Surrounded by bushlands, neighbouring windows are safe from wide flying cricket balls. If cricket isn’t your game of choice, there is plenty of mowed grass space for a game of rugby, touch, soccer or softball, as well as basketball rings for those that love to shoot hoops.
Frank Nichols Reserve offers a wonderful nature adventure for children, from tree habitat discoveries to hunting for bugs, leaves and flowers among the shrubbery. With a natural causeway that flows into Four Mile Creek, there’s even room for a muddy adventure after wet weather. Bring along a BMX for extra fun!
Cashmere Village Shopping Centre is just a few short minutes up the road from Frank Nichols Reserve. With an IGA and café on location, it’s a quick stop in to get your park catering supplies, from balloons to sausages and everything thing in between.