Stage One of Warril Parkland (Nature-based Adventure Parkland) in Larapinta is now open. The new Parkland has plenty to fire the imagination, with an exciting nature-based playground, incorporating water-play, a lakeside boardwalk and pontoon, as well as birdwatching and picnic facilities, all set against the background of a picturesque lake.
Features of Warril Parkland
Stage One of Warril Parkland focuses on providing a foundation for nature-based adventure, including:
- nature-play playground, incorporating water-play
- lake edge boardwalk and pontoon
- shaded picnic areas, BBQs and seating
- onsite toilets and car parking
- birdwatching opportunities.
Oxley Creek Junior Ranger Program - Warril Parkland Discovery Trail
The Oxley Creek Junior Ranger Program is a fun way for children to explore the parks and open spaces of Oxley Creek.
Warril Parkland, located on Paradise Road at Larapinta, contains 84 hectares of bushland. This bushland is part of the largest remaining continuous stretch of open eucalypt forest in South East Queensland, known as the Flinders-Karawatha Forest Corridor.
The forest and lakes of Warril Parkland are home to many land and water animals. In the past this land was also a place where First Nations (Aboriginal) People camped and hunted as they travelled between their homelands around Moreton Bay and tribal meeting places in the ranges and mountains to the west of Brisbane.
The Warril Parkland Discovery Trail is a park-based experience, created to encourage children to explore the various features of the parkland. The 11 stops along the Discovery Trail include activities and challenges for kids of all ages, assisting them to interpret their natural surroundings by learning about the parkland’s history, animals and plants.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM
Getting to Warril Parkland
Warril Parkland is located in Larapinta, a south-western suburb of Brisbane, approximatley 30km's from Brisbane's CBD.
Opening Hours: 6am - 6.30pm
Address: 1059 Paradise Road, Larapinta, Brisbane
From the south, turn onto Paradise Road from Johnson Road and then turn left at the parkland entrance approximately 250 metres from Johnson Road.
From the north, exit the Logan Motorway toll road onto Paradise Road. The park entrance will be on the right approximately 200 metres past Mainfreight Transport Brisbane.
Parking: 56 car parks, 2 car parks for People with Disabilities and 2 bus parking bays.
For all enquiries and feedback relating to Warril Parkland please contact Brisbane City Council on 07 3403 8888.
Note: As the parkland is located in a bushland environment it may be closed during periods of high fire danger. Areas of the parkland are also susceptible to flooding. Please do not access the parkland during times of heavy rain.
Download the Warril Parkland Wayfinding Map:
Background and Future Stages
The creation of a new public park at Warril Parkland, formally known as Sergeant Dan Stiller Memorial Reserve (south-east section), was first proposed in Brisbane City Council's Oxley Creek to Karawatha Outdoor Recreation Concept Plan (Recreation Plan).
Oxley Creek Transformation developed the ideas suggested in the Recreation Plan into a priority project for the Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan in 2018. The priority project was known as the Nature-based Adventure Parkland project:
With Warril Parkland (Nature-based Adventure Parkland) Stage 1 now complete, there are future opportunities to expand the parkland to include 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.
The timing of planning for expansion of Warril Parkland is yet to be confirmed.
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.