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Grinstead Park in Enoggera is a fantastic space for Brisbane families

Visit Brisbane’s leafy inner-north west to find the gorgeous Grinstead park with a playground and skate bowl that will appeal to the whole family.

Shady, safe and surrounded by nature

Grinstead Park is off Shand Street in Enoggera and is smack-bang in the middle of the beautiful Sparkes Hill Reservoirs. This beautiful area, buffeted by the Kedron Brook Bikeway, is a local treasure. Gorgeous flocks of wild birds, cheeky bats and stunning scenery make this one of the most lovely spots on the whole northside of Brisbane.

What is at Grinstead Park?

Plenty of off-street parking will lead you through to an almost entirely shaded playground area. This is a ‘fort’ style playground crafted from natural materials with bark chips underneath for safety.

There is a vast array of play equipment here – from the standard to the more unusual, like a flying fox and a lay-down swing. There is a fitness circuit slightly further afield if you’re into burning some calories while the kids burn theirs.

Most parts of Grinstead Park are quite easily accessed by wheelchairs and prams thanks to careful use of pathways and materials. Be warned, though, that some of the paths are on a bit of an angle.

grinstead park wooden play equipment

Anything for older kids at Grinstead Park?

Stay on the side of Shand Street that you’re on and send the kids slightly north. A few minutes’ walk away is a skate bowl and a basketball half-court. These are in full view and kept relatively very clean.

What facilities are there at Grinstead Park for families?

This great park in Enoggera offers toilets, water fountains, electric BBQ’s, shelters and plenty of open grass spaces. We’ve been to quite a few birthday parties here and everything has always been very easy and stress-free. The shade offered by both the sails and the trees is a god-send. Our tip? Blankets! It can get a bit ant-y!

Enoggera’s beautiful Grinstead Park

This playground holds a special place in the hearts of lots of Northside Brisbane families. See why today.

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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.

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