The Best Bike Parks in Brisbane
There’s nothing that tires the kids out and gives you a peaceful evening quite like hours spent riding their bikes or scooters. If you’re keen to get their bike skills going and spend some time outdoors, we’ve found six of the best parks in Brisbane where you can head for a bike ride and a play at the playground – and why not pack a picnic to make a day of it?
The Best Bike Parks in Brisbane
1. Timberland Park
Timberland doesn’t so much have a bike path as a fully signed mini road system that kids can ride along on their bikes and scooters while learning the road rules at the same time.
The park also has a playground with a fort, climbing web and bridge, slides, an infant swing, and a regular swing. While the kids are riding you can also use the gym equipment if you’re keen, or sit at one of the sheltered tables and have a quiet coffee. Bliss!
Location: 37 Cupania Street, Algester
2. Hill End Terrace Playground at Orleigh Park
Hill End Terrace Playground at Orleigh Park, or "the frog park" as it's known to locals for its giant frog tongue slide, is a wonder of two joined playgrounds, with a bike track going around the outside.
The bike track is more for little kids, with winding and undulating sections, so bigger kids might like to cut loose elsewhere. Also, be aware the playground is right next to the river, so if you’ve got a wanderer, you’ll need to keep a close eye. But the park is great for parties and has covered tables, barbecues, and gym equipment.
Location: Orleigh Street, West End
3. Bray Farm Park
Bray Farm Park is a great spot for nature lovers, with the playground surrounded by native trees – home to some local koalas and kangaroos.
There is an absolutely incredible Harry Potter-inspired playground, with so much on offer to engage kids of all ages. The entire park also has concrete paths weaving in and out all over, which is perfect for your little cyclist.
Location: Rivermint Street, Griffin
4. Newport Playground
The gorgeous, nautical-themed Newport Playground is great fun for little kids, with slides, a climbing net, and a playboat. There is also a concrete path, perfect for little ones to practice their bike riding, in a giant loop across the grassed area. Race you there!
Location: Corner of Griffin Road and Lionheart Crescent, Newport
5. Mulbeam Park
Mulbeam Park has two great playgrounds, one with a transport theme for your little revheads, and the other a more traditional playground. There are also plenty of shelters, barbecues, and public toilets. Then all around the park is a massive network of concrete paths, perfect for bikes and scooters. This is a great place to settle in for a couple of hours – the kids will be exhausted.
Location: Corner Beams and Muller Roads, Boondall
6. Arthur Davis Park
Arthur Davis Park at Sandgate is one of the best bike parks in Brisbane for kids young and old, with a fantastic playground overlooking the foreshore.
For the adventurers, there are beautiful well-established trees to climb and a concrete path to access the playground, which leads onto the foreshore path where you can scooter or ride for kilometres. We love this park for its proximity to Sandgate Fish and Chips!
Location: Flinders Parade, on the foreshore, Sandgate
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