Downfall Creek Bushland Centre & Raven Street Reserve Playground, Chermside West
The Downfall Creek Bushland Centre in the Raven Street Reserve is a wonderful place to take kids to learn about and explore Brisbane’s bushland.
The centre is open week days and features a fish tank display, interactive digital displays and other informative displays designed to raise awareness of the value of urban bushland in Brisbane and encourage personal responsibility for the maintenance of these areas.
There are a number of short bush walks ideal for introducing children to the bush and developing in them an appreciation of nature. One such trail is the Sensis Trail which encourages visitors to listen, smell, see and touch. It is a short, all ability inclusive track suitable for wheelchairs and prams with informative signs that are also in Braille.
Following a bush walk families can utilise the sheltered picnic tables and BBQ facilities available while their Brisbane kids play in the playground or on the half-court basketball court.
The playground is a timber fort-like structure with slides, rope ladder, fireman’s pole, rope climbing web, nest swing, spinners and spring rockers.
There is a toilet block available and an off-street car park at the centre.