Home » Things to do » Family Fun Days Out » Free Things to Do

Albert River Adventure Playground Eagleby | An Epic Climbing Experience

The new Albert River Park adventure playground at Eagleby was built for climbers and is sure to tire out even the biggest kids.

Address: Ramu St, Eagleby

Opening Hours: 6.00am – 7.00pm

Parking: Small carpark off Ramu street. Limited street parking.

This playground is set on a bend of the beautiful Albert River and has a few great spots to sit and watch the world float by. It is spacious and while it is set back from the road, it is unfenced. The Jagera people are the traditional owners of this land.

It has had a refurb in 2020 and joins our growing catalogue of parks and playgrounds in greater Brisbane.

We visited mid-morning and almost had the place to ourselves!

The adventure playground

With heaps of rope netting to climb, two giant slides and even a fortress, this playground is not for the faint hearted. With nets sitting high above the ground it is better suited to those a little older and will satisfy even the biggest thrill-seeking kid. And probably the occasional adult!

Featuring 3 fortresses interconnected by climbing nets, kids are able to climb up one side then slide down the other on one of 2 giant enclosed slides. The playground is sand based, meaning that if your kids aren’t quite ready to climb to the top, they can play in the sand below.

There is even a little kids area built underneath one of the larger fortresses, complete with a mini climbing wall and area for a ‘shop’.

Parents will be happy as there is plenty of seating right beside the equipment to keep an eye on the kids. The playground is mostly covered by bright yellow shade sails, however the scattered bench seats around it are not. The seats and ground below are painted in striking designs, so it really is an appealing space be in.

The new look original playground

If you have little ones the original playground right beside the new one is perfect for them. This playground received a little makeover as well, and offers smaller climbing frames, slides, swings, a seesaw and two mini flying foxes. It is also on sand, perfect for little feet.

If all that equipment is not enough to keep them busy there is also a full-sized basketball court, a skate park, an outdoor table tennis table and a 20m flying fox.

Bring the bikes to ride along the paths that run through the giant park as well.

There are 2 purpose build shelters with picnic tables and free barbeques on site, however this park would be an ideal spot to lay down a picnic rug under a tree. It would also be perfect for large catch ups as there is plenty of space and something for all ages. If you want to hold an event in this park, complete a form to let the council know.

Special needs facilities

The ground is flat and has great paths for wheelchair access to the table tennis table, however the play structures are all on sand and there is no special needs play equipment or other facilities on site.

Can I bring a dog?

Your furry friends are welcome, as long as they stay on their leash.

Play equipment at Albert River Adventure Playground

Here is what you will find at this park:

Adventure park equipment

  • Fortresses connected with climbing nets
  • 2 giant slides

Original Playground equipment

  • See saw
  • 2 mini flying foxes
  • 2 climbing forts
  • Spiral slide and straight slide,
  • Tunnel
  • Climbing walls and net
  • ‘Shop’ area
  • 2 swings including an infant swing

Coffee break?

We needed a recharge after all that climbing so we visited Kiwanda Café, located not too far away. Great coffee and a range of food options.

Photo of author

Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

Leave a comment