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 picnics and BBQing facilities. And yes there are toilets! However it’s not just the regular park features you find here. There is also the Downfall Creek Bushland centre located next to the playground that is full of educational and cultural displays and it is complete with it’s own community composting hub. You can also grab your free native plants here as part of the Brisbane City Council’s Native Plants Program. In addition, there is also an all abilities ’Senses Trail’ that is only 200m long and winds through the forest. There are many walking/running/biking tracks, so it is a popular spot for exercising, too.
The only downfall (no pun intended!) is that, although parking seemed sufficient when we visited during the week, I would imagine during the weekends when it is a little busier, the car park would be full to bursting and it may be difficult to get a park.