Oxley Creek Transformation - Sergeant Dan Stiller Memorial Reserve lakes

Nature-based Adventure Parkland

The new Nature-based Adventure Parkland in Larapinta will have plenty to fire the imagination, with creative play spaces for children and new bushwalking, birdwatching, canoeing and picnicking facilities planned.

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.

Parkland features

Opportunities for this new Parkland include:

  • lake-edge boardwalks
  • picnic areas, shelters and toilet facilities
  • nature-based adventure play areas
  • bird watching facilities
  • bushland walking, cycling and horse riding trails
  • non-motorised watercraft launching facilities
  • a visitor and/or community centre
  • bike, canoe and kayak hire facilities
  • complementary nature-based eco-tourism activities.

View the details, including a map, of the proposed ideas for the Nature-based Adventure Parkland from the Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan:

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.

Next steps

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.


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