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Brisbane's Best Riverfront kids parks

The Brisbane River provides a picturesque backdrop for many local parks and playgrounds. Here are some of the top riverfront parks and playgrounds to keep little ones happily entertained and busy. 

Orleigh Park 

This West End park is an ideal spot to enjoy the Brisbane River within close proximity to the city. Spend some time on the swings watching the CityCat speed past or play on the famous frog...more 

River Heart Parklands 

Giant slide inside River heart Parklands

There are several sandpits as well as an outstanding water play area at River Heart Parklands overlooking the Bremer River at Ipswich. There are also a 25m flying fox, forts, swings and a mini rainforest to explore...more 

Mowbray Park Playground 

This heritage-listed park is easily accessible by CityCat and is a pleasant place to enjoy the Brisbane River. There are boats for kids to climb all over and lots of picnic tables with barbecues beneath the Moreton Bay Fig trees...more 

Colmslie Beach Reserve 

View of Brisbane river from beach inside Colmslie Reserve

The underwater theme with an Octopus Garden, a giant fish, and plenty of space to run around, makes Colmslie Beach Reserve a very popular destination at Murarrie. Bring along a bike for a ride on the local tracks...more 

Captain Burke Park 

View of Story Bridge from Captain Burke Park in Brisbane

Perfectly located on the tip of Kangaroo Point, Captain Burke Park is a surprisingly quiet spot to appreciate Brisbane's CBD and the iconic Storey Bridge. Mini sailors will love the boats at this park and it is fun to arrive on the CityHopper (free ferry)...more 

Bulimba Riverside Park 

There is an ocean theme at Bulimba Riverside Park, which also has a sandy base so don't forget the bucket and spade. There are climbing frames, spinning games, swings and slides all overlooking the Brisbane River...more 

Brisbane Corso Reserve 

Scooters, bikes, rollerblades and dogs are welcome at Brisbane Corso Reserve at Yeronga. There is a large fenced playground here and soft sand to play with underfoot...more 

Ken Fletcher Park 

Tennyson locals are lucky to have this fun park nearby. Big kids will enjoy the challenge of the climbing net stretching across the playground, while little ones will enjoy the water and sand play facilities...more 

Simpsons Playground 

Mini pirates or sailors will enjoy the ship theme at Simpsons Playground, Graceville. There are large grassed areas overlooking a peaceful section of the Brisbane River, with plenty of trees for shade...more 

Decker Park 

Brighton's Decker Park next to the mouth of the North Pine River, has something to suit all ages - the Sand Worx section is especially fun for creative castle making while the forts make excellent spaces for hide and seek...more 

Fig Tree Pocket River Reserve 

Fig Tree Pocket River Reserve playground

Huge gum trees by the Brisbane River, a tug boat, rope bridge and see saw make this park a pleasant spot to let children play. There are also a barbecue and picnic facilities to enjoy...more 

Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve 

Playground next to Brisbane River

It is possible to kayak, canoe and fish at Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve at Chuwar. There is a nature-based playground complete with log tunnels, frog sculptures, a musical wall and a cafe, Colleges By The River...more 

Jindalee Boat Ramp Park 

The playground here offers heaps of climbing opportunities for children, while the double boat ramp and pontoon will keep the boaties and fishing enthusiasts happy...more 

Newport Waterside Park 

There are treasure chests, hanging bridges and industrial slides to keep children busy at Newport Waterside Park. The park is fully fenced and has a shipping container cafe onsite, Izba Espresso...more