Sunday, May 20, 2007

Roma Street Parkland Playgrounds

Roma Street Parkland Playgrounds
When you have kids, I feel its important to be able to utilise the city parks and gardens with them. Although you can show kids sculpture, artworks and horticulture, invariably the one thing they want to do is play in the park. Roma Street Parkland quite adequately meets this requirement. Bounded by Wickham Terrace, College Road and Parkland Crescent, the sixteen hectares contain a number of recreational areas and playgrounds, particularly in the Upper Parkland precinct.

Roma Street Parkland PlaygroundsEach playground contains a variety of activities. There are swing sets, covered walkways, crawl spaces, ladders, bridges and slides. Everything is vivid and multicoloured. There are also areas where musical instruments in the form of piping have been interspersed along the walkways to provide interactive play elements. They even have a Liberty Swing, which is a great invention for kids with disabilities to get the experience of swinging in a wheelchair. The playground areas also contain BBQ and picnic areas so its easy to take a picnic lunch and eat it on the lawns whilst your children play.

Roma Street Parkland Playgrounds
On weekends, for those of us Brisbanites who live in the suburbs, a trip into the city generally means spending several hours in town. With the kids, one of the trade-offs I use is to let them know that if they're going to spend time shopping or running around, that they can have some kid time in the park playgrounds. I'm grateful that we have wonderful facilities like this in such close proximity to the city, and a detour into the Parkland is an easy and effective way to let the kids run off their boundless energy.

Cheers, I Love Brisbane, Wes.

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1 comment:

Jodi said...

OKay, now THAT is too cool.