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Review:The Mill Park and Waterpark, Petrie

When Moreton Bay Council implement a water park, they don’t mess about – The Mill, Petrie is impressive! Situated on Moreton Bay Parade, there is a large carpark and street parking however you can also walk from Petrie Station, less than 1km away.

The Jagera people are the traditional custodians of this land, which was historically a paper mill.

New and fresh this waterpark and playground has been designed with kids and families in mind. There are playgrounds for older and younger children, and it is situated beside a sports oval – so there is plenty of room for kids to simply run, if that is what they love.

The Mill Waterpark

The main attraction is the waterpark which is perfect for Queensland weather and is suitable for children of all ages. There is no ‘pool’ but simply an array of interactive water play equipment including spouts that kids can twirl around to squirt each other, an inground ‘river’ for toddlers to follow and a large tipping bucket for the bigger kids.

The waterpark is mostly well shaded and there is a large purpose build shade area with seating areas right beside it. There is also benches and seats around the water however not all are shaded.


The waterpark is mostly well shaded and there is a large purpose build shade area with seating areas right beside it. There is also benches and seats around the water however not all are shaded.

The multi age playground

Right beside the waterpark is a playground, split seamlessly into areas for younger and older kids. The younger kids will enjoy swings, a slide, small climbing fort with steps, rope ladder and rock-climbing wall. There is also a carousel where kids can jump on and spin each other around – which my daughter loved!

Bigger kids will enjoy the flying fox and massive adventure tower. With multiple levels to climb and 2 large enclosed slides, this structure will be sure to keep kids entertained. If this isn’t enough, they can play on the sports oval. The oval itself has levels of seating around it, covered with artificial grass which can get hot in the sun, so bring a picnic rug to sit on.

Meandering around the playground and waterpark are wide concrete paths, perfect for small bikes and scooters, however kids will probably be so in love with the water they won’t even get to ride!

Playground Equipment at The Mill, Petrie

  • Small scale climbing fort
  • Slide
  • Swings (including infant swing)
  • Flying fox
  • Large multi-level adventure tower
  • Carousel

Getting together with family and friends

The Mill is a wonderful location to catch up with family and friends and while we were there, lots of family gatherings and celebrations were happening. There is a large grassed area where many families brought along their own marquees and BBQ’s for picnics. There are several free BBQ’s located on site and lots of purpose-built shade, but it gets snapped up quickly and you can’t book any spaces, so if you want a spot, come early.

Other Facilities at The Mill, Petrie

Toilets, including a disabled access toilet, are located onsite, as well as multiple water refill station which are a bonus for families and sporting teams on hot days. Dogs are not permitted on site.

The area is partially fenced and is predominantly on soft fall rubber. While parts are shaded, on hot days I would recommend kids wear shoes to stop getting hot feet.

You will find The Mill, Petrie at…

Address: 1 Moreton Parade, Petrie

Opening Hours:

1 September – 31 March, 8am – 6pm Daily

1 April – 31 August, 10am – 4pm Daily


Stop in at Be Bob A Licious Café for a takeaway coffee or something to eat. This 50’s and 60’s themed diner is sure to delight.

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Joanne Crane

Joanne loves speaking directly to people of all ages through the medium of writing, sharing tips and knowledge for families and kids to help everyone get the most out of life. Her focus is on the development of resilience, confidence and independence in children, and on helping families engage and create lasting memories. Self-esteem, self-respect and self-worth are vital skills that Joanne believes children need to learn early to help them grow as adults.

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