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Local Parks

We have some of the best parks around our region and this new local parks guide will showcase just a few of them. If you are looking for some new places to take the kids or trying to find a new spot for your weekend picnic then we hope this guide will give you some inspiration! In typical Echo style, and to get the best local insight, the parks featured here are in the form of reviews from our local residents. 

Local Parks

MATTHEW HAWTHORNE RESERVE

Location; Lancewood Dr, Albany Creek Kylie’s review: A great reserve tucked away in the back streets of Albany Creek. It has an expansive green space for the older kids to kick a ball about in and also a small playground for younger children. The playground is complete with climbing frame, 2 swings and a couple of other bits of equipment.... Read More

by katie , 3 weeks ago

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City View Reserve

Not your traditional ‘playground’- there’s no play equipment here. Park your car at the end of Barber Road, Ferny Hills and stroll around 150m along the paved path that winds through the reserve to find a glorious outlook of the city. There is a bench where you can relax and take in the peaceful, leafy surroundings whilst enjoying the magnificent... Read More

by katie , 3 weeks ago

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BRADBURY PARK KEDRON

Reviewed by Claire Bennett from Ferny Hills Claire’s review:  Bradbury Park in Kedron is a great little park where kids can scoot until their heart’s content, and let their imagination run wild. Perfect for kids 5 years and under, the 200m looped scooter track is filled with obstacles and fun features that will keep them interested, whilst also testing and... Read More

by katie , 1 month ago

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DOWNFALL CREEK RESERVE

Reviewed by Katie Maclean from Albany Creek Katie’s review:  Downfall Creek Reserve is a hidden oasis tucked away alongside the busy Rode Road in Chermside. There is so much there to keep the whole family amused. A great playground with climbing frames, swings and other park equipment. There is also a half-court basketball court, lots of sheltered seating available for... Read More

by katie , 1 month ago

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THE HILLS DISTRICT ALL ABILITIES PLAYGROUND

Reviewed by Lauren Inwards & Anna Williams – both from Ferny Hill Anna’s review: We love the Hills District Abilities Playground at Everton Hills, because it’s a place my boys can access playground equipment. When your legs and arms don’t function like they should, trying to be like a regular mobile kid is near impossible. The boys miss out on... Read More

by katie , 1 month ago

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CASCADE PARK

Reviewed by Saskia Pit from Everton Hills The park is tucked away at the end of a cul-de-sac, making it safe for little ones. There is a unique eight metre high tower with climbing nets leading towards two six metre long tunnel slides, as well as a range of other play equipment including swings, a Piccadilly circle, a quattro see-saw,... Read More

by katie , 1 month ago

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DUGGAN STREET PARK

Park Review by Lauren Ruthenberg from Arana Hills Lauren’s review: A hidden gem! This park sits in a quiet street in Keperra, just near the golf course. All new equipment, with something for most ages; although really suited to toddlers and preschoolers. Fairly well shaded with shade sails, but also some lovely tree cover for a picnic. Arguably the best... Read More

by katie , 1 month ago

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