City Botanic Gardens Playground

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Brisbane’s newest playground can be found in the city’s oldest park – the City Botanic Gardens.

Recently upgraded to appeal to children of all ages and abilities, the playground is still in the same general area - at the Albert Street entrance – but has been relocated to the Baldwin Lawn; out of reach of the roots along the historic Hill’s Avenue of fig trees.

City Botanic Gardens Playground

Bordered by the Brisbane River on one side (with a fence running between the playground and pathway), custom-designed play equipment – resembling something out of a Tim Burton movie – takes pride and place in the playground.

City Botanic Gardens Playground playground equipment

Part castle, part fort, there’s something for everyone:  slippery dips, climbing nets, interactive panels and musical tubes.

The sand play area is another highlight with diggers and a sand fountain or germination apparatus (circa 1872-1893) – the last remaining piece of scientific apparatus from the botanical science facility.

City Botanic Gardens Playground sand digging area

Alongside the sand pit, you’ll find a quiet play area with some interesting, garden-inspired sculptures.

City Botanic Gardens Playground Brisbane

Suitable for autistic kids with sensitivity to sound, this is a peaceful space where they can get away from playground noise. 

Past the quirky castle, additional play equipment includes swings, spinners, and a carousel with wheelchair access. Here, you’ll also find plenty of picnic tables and platform seating in the shade of the ficus trees. 

by Deb Lidster

City Botanic Gardens Playground

Albert St 

Brisbane 

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City Botanic Gardens

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