Nature-based Adventure Parkland
Stage One of the new Nature-based Adventure Parkland in Larapinta is now under construction and is due to open in early-mid 2020. The new Nature-based Adventure Parkland will have plenty to fire the imagination, with a lakeside boardwalk, bushwalking trails, birdwatching and picnic facilities, and an exciting nature-based playground incorporating water-play to provide a creative play space for children.
Stage One of the Nature-based Adventure Parkland will focus on providing a foundation for nature-based adventure, including:.
- new entry/interpretive structure
- lake edge boardwalk and jetty
- picnic areas, shelters and toilet facilities
- park furniture (including seating, picnic tables, BBQs, bollards and fencing
- vehicle access from Paradise Road
- internal park roadway and car parking area
- nature-play playground incorporating water play.
The lakes and forest areas within Sergeant Dan Stiller Memorial Reserve are a key opportunity within the corridor to create a nature-based adventure play area. The new Parkland will create a southern gateway to the Oxley Creek corridor, eventually linking with other recreation and activity hubs to the north.
Sergeant Dan Stiller Memorial Reserve is one of a number of bushland reserves that makes up the Karawatha (Greenbank) Flinders Corridor. This bushland is part of the largest remaining continuous stretch of open eucalypt forest in South East Queensland, and a significant landscape feature for the region. The picturesque lakes in the Reserve result from past sand-mining in the area. Both the forest and lakes within the Reserve support a wide variety of flora and fauna.
This parkland project was first proposed in Brisbane City Council's Oxley Creek to Karawatha Outdoor Recreation Concept Plan (Recreation Plan). Oxley Creek Transformation has taken the ideas suggested in the Recreation Plan and will continue to develop them into an outcome that aligns with both the Oxley Creek Transformation vision and Council's Recreation Plan.
View the details, including a map, of the proposed ideas for the Nature-based Adventure Parkland from the Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan:
Opportunities for future stages of the Parkland will focus on the three lakes that form part of Oxley Creek, located approximately 400m northwest of Stage One. Potential future outcomes include:
- a visitor and/or community centre
- an event and activity lawn
- non-motorised watercraft launching facilities
- canoe and kayak paddling area
- bird watching facilities
- bushland walking, cycling and horse-riding trails
- bike, canoe and kayak hire facilities
- complementary nature-based eco-tourism activities.
Glider Forest Reserve
Glider Forest Reserve is located on the eastern side of Paradise Road and contains established forest and two intermittent waterways.
Trails and signage within Glider Forest will be gradually improved to support recreational activities and visitors as suggested in Council’s Oxley Creek to Karawatha Outdoor Recreation Concept Plan.
August 2019 - Early to Mid-2020
Timings to be confirmed
Planning for future stages