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Robelle Domain Parklands in Greater Springfield

Have you visited Robelle Domain Parklands yet? It’s much bigger than you might think, and there’s so much to keep the whole family busy and entertained. Situated 30 minute’s drive south-west of Brisbane CBD, it’s an ideal family day-trip for Brisbane and Ipswich families and well worth the journey for those living further afield too!

Where is Robelle Domain Parklands?

Firstly, before you can go exploring this fantastic park, you need to know where to find it! Robelle Domain Parklands can be found at 155 Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central. With several entry points you really can’t miss it!

Why visit Robelle Domain Parklands?

These parklands are all about fun, relaxation, and a healthy family lifestyle. It’s great to be out in the open surrounded by green space, magnificent ghost gums and beautiful gardens, but what the kids will love most is the ample opportunity for play and exploration.

Robelle Domain Parklands is the green heart of Springfield Central. Look out for the special family-friendly events that often take place in its open spaces, including occasional movie screenings and the fabulous Springfield markets from 3pm to 8pm on the first Friday of every month.

There’s always something happening – or about to happen here, so to keep up with the latest news we recommend following their official facebook page here.

Robelle Domain Parklands field and tiered grassy seating

What facilities are at Robelle Domain Parklands?

Robelle Domain Parklands has all the facilities you’d expect for a park of this size, including two cafés open 7 days a week – the Robelle Café and the Lagoon Café – and lots of shady picnic areas and free BBQs for those who prefer to bring their own food. Shady picnic spots can fill up fast in peak times, so get there early if you want to secure your own!

Other facilities include
• Public toilets
• Toilets for the disabled
• Baby change facilities
• Changing rooms
• Drinking fountains
• Power points
• Plenty of seating areas
• Gazebos and rotundas
• Disabled access

What is there for families to do at the Parklands?

The Parklands cover a massive 24 hectares of natural and landscaped park, with over 11km of walking and cycling tracks plus playgrounds with interactive electronic equipment, sports and recreation areas, outdoor art to discover, riverbeds and waterfalls to explore, water play, and even a tree-top walk.

Visit in the evening and you can sit under the stars and enjoy an incredible nightly light and sound show, on twice daily at 7pm and 9pm October to March, and 6pm and 8pm April to September!

In short, families visiting Robelle Domain Parklands can:

• Walk
• Cycle
• Swim
• Climb
• Swing and slide
• Relax
• Play sport
• Run
• Catch a Frisbee
• Picnic
• Explore the landscape
• Exercise
• Discover artworks
• Take the tree-top walk
• Splash in the pools
• Watch the nightly light and sound show
• Play on the interactive “Icon on Galaxy” electronic playground
• Get musical in the interactive music space

…. and so much more! You’re only limited by your imagination.

Are special needs catered for at Robelle Domain Parklands?

Yes – it is wheelchair and pram accessible with good quality parent facilities, and there’s a purpose built all-abilities playground too! Please note: playgrounds are not fenced.

Is there a water play park at Robelle Domain Parklands?

Robelle Domain Parklands water park feature

Yes, there is! Robelle Domain Parklands has a fantastic water play park complete with swimming lagoon, splash buckets, water squirters and fun imaginative play. You don’t have to sit by the bags and quietly watch either – lockers and change room facilities mean you can join in the fun and get soaked too! The waterpark at Robelle Domain Parklands is sooooo good we’ve dedicated a whole article to it. To find out more, click here.

How to get to Robelle Domain Parklands

The Parklands have parking on site for those travelling by car, accessible via Education City Drive, Barry Alexander Drive, and Southern Cross Circuit, but with the university nearby some spots may be taken by students so get there early to avoid disappointment! Robelle Domain Parklands is very close to Orion Springfield Shopping Centre, and well serviced by trains and buses if you don’t mind adding a little walk to your journey.

Robelle Domain Parklands – the destination for discerning families!

So have we inspired you to take a trip to Robelle Domain Parklands? It really is a most fantastic venue. Tell us about your experiences there in the comments below!

If you’d like to get in touch to book any of their great facilities, contact Ipswich City Council on 3810 6666, or email robelle@justsportsnfitness.com.au


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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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