Brisbane❜s Playgrounds Set for a Sunny Upgrade!

  • All Ages

Brisbane is about to embark on an ambitious initiative aimed at making every playground in Brisbane sun-safe by 2025. 

Brisbane, Are You Ready for Sun-safe Playground Fun?

As the city gears up for this significant transformation, families can look forward to more fun under the shade in the 'new playground Brisbane' sun-safe upgrade rollout.

Under the new Sun Safe Suburban Playgrounds program, a whopping 150 existing playgrounds across the city are set to receive significant upgrades. This initiative is expected to significantly enhance the outdoor experience for families, making Brisbane's parks and playgrounds even more appealing.

With a diverse range of locations, these transformations ensure a new playground in Brisbane for everyone. 

The Brisbane City Council, led by Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner, has taken a proactive approach in protecting our little ones from the harsh Queensland sun while enjoying their favourite outdoor activities. This involves installing locally supplied shade sails and nurturing mature trees to provide essential shade to playgrounds across the city.

Speaking about the initiative, Schrinner expressed excitement about the potential positive impact on the community. "We estimate around 150 existing playgrounds will be upgraded with shade under this program," he said, highlighting the comprehensive nature of the undertaking.

The first wave of sun-safe transformations will benefit five parks: Akuna St Park in Kenmore, Kuranda St Park in Balmoral, Fiddlewood Cres Park in Bellbowrie, Austin Uhlmann Park in Morningside, and Gordon Cres Park in Wakerley.

As the upgrades continue through the 2022/23 financial year, families across Brisbane will see an enhanced list of playgrounds. With a diverse range of locations, these transformations ensure a new playground in Brisbane for everyone. 

The upgraded playgrounds for 2022/23 include:

  • Akuna St Park, Kenmore
  • Austin Uhlmann Park, Morningside
  • Bacton Rd Park, Chandler
  • Barwin St Park, Wakerley
  • Beckett Rd Park, McDowall
  • Bliss St Park, Gaythorne
  • Breene Court Park, Carindale
  • Broula Park, Stafford Heights
  • Buckley St Park, Carina Heights
  • Cannon Hill Bushland Reserve, Cannon Hill
  • Castamore Way Park, Richlands
  • Chester Park Reserve, Mount Gravatt East
  • Crawford Rd Park, Wynnum West
  • Dianthus St Park (South), Wakerley
  • Doulton St Park, Calamvale
  • Ed Kuepper Park, Oxley
  • Ekibin Park East, Greenslopes
  • Ekibin Park South, Annerley
  • Fernwood Place Park, Taigum
  • Ferny Grove Picnic Ground Park, Ferny Grove
  • Fiddlewood Cres Park, Bellbowrie
  • Fig Tree Pocket Riverside Reserve, Fig Tree Pocket
  • Frank Sleeman Park, Boondall
  • Garrett Park, Runcorn
  • Gordon Cres, Wakerley
  • Greenhills Park, Alderley
  • Hamish St Park, Calamvale
  • Harry Kirby Park, Aspley
  • Heers Park, Manly West
  • Kalinga Park, Kalinga
  • Kings Park, Keperra
  • Kitchener Park, Wynnum West
  • Kuranda St Park, Balmoral
  • Lambertia Close Park, Mount Gravatt East
  • Linacre St Park, Durack
  • Milton Urban Common, Milton
  • Mingoola Park, Murarrie
  • Moora Park, Shorncliffe
  • Narrung St Park, Middle Park
  • Nixon Park, Oxley
  • O'Callaghan Park, Zillmere
  • Orleigh Park, West End
  • Robert Hanley Park, Seven Hills
  • Robinson Park, Richlands
  • Ross Park, Nundah
  • Rotary Park, Heathwood
  • Sanananda Park, Darra
  • Selkirk Cres Park, Upper Kedron
  • Sunset Place Park, McDowall
  • Tryon St Park, Upper Mount Gravatt

These exciting upgrades will bring new life to many of our city's most cherished playgrounds. Each newly transformed site will allow children to engage in imaginative play, explore their surroundings and develop physical abilities - all while under the safety and comfort of ample shade.

The Sun Safe Suburban Playgrounds initiative reflects the council's dedication to Brisbane's families. By creating safer outdoor spaces, they're ensuring children can enjoy the city's playgrounds all year round, protecting them from the potential risks of sun exposure and enhancing their overall experience.

So, parents and kiddos alike, gear up for a new era of play in Brisbane. These upcoming playground transformations promise to provide more fun, safety, and opportunities for adventure. As we eagerly await the completed upgrades, it's time to mark these playgrounds on your family's Brisbane bucket list.

Stay tuned to ellaslist for more updates on the 'new playground Brisbane' rollouts and to discover the city's best family-friendly experiences. Don't forget your hats and sunscreen; adventure awaits in Brisbane's new sun-safe playgrounds!

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