Ken Fletcher Park, Tennyson

Author: Brea  

 

Ken Fletcher Park has been created with all ages in mind.  Inspiration came from its former owners – Tennyson Power Station and the creators have added subtle memoirs throughout the sections of the park.  The park runs along the river front on King Arthur Terrace directly opposite the Queensland Tennis Centre (where Brisbane International is held) and the Brisbane River.  Get Directions below:

A Climbing Frame Like No Other

 

The largest section is a customised climbing structure unlike any I have ever seen before.  It has 23 metres of climbing ropes, hanging swings and pods leaving the big kids to climb to their hearts content in a controlled environment.  There is a rubber ramp and stationery climbing frame to allow for easy access to the climbing frame. 

My boys and most other little ones used the ramp as an awesome bouncy slide.  Not sure whether this feature was its intended use but they sure did spend the majority of their time on this ramp. 

The New Generation RoundAbout

I never knew what this equipment thing was until I looked up the creators of this park UrbanPlay.  My boys LOVE the Supernova which is very similar to a back to front “RoundAbout”.  Everyone jumps on board and they take it in turns to pull it around.

For the Construction Fanatic

If you have a little boy or girl that loves to play construction then you have to check out the jungle construction equipment.  With plenty of areas for littles ones to climb, hide and slide – they will be transported to another world.  The waterfall and chain playground set in the sand allows for sensory activities such as sand and water play. 

The first time we came here families had come with toy tractors, bulldozers, diggers, buckets and shovels and the kids were in play heaven. 

Swinging Fun

The biggest swing set I have seen - the Birds Nest swings are becoming the new fad for all updated parks.  Swinging alone is not as fun as swinging in a group.  The day we visited Ken Fletcher Park my twins joined in with a group of 3 little boys.

They all hopped on this birds nest swing and were swaying along with the breeze. Giggles could be heard from across the park as these boys cuddled swaying front to back. 

Additional it has two good quality children swings, a d

ouble baby swing and a special needs swing. 

 

Features:

The Park is nearly fully covered with shade sails which made the very warm summers day a lot cooler with a nice breeze that was drifting past from the waterfront. 

There is a car park for Ken Fletcher Park that has approx. 15-20 parks.  It is located if coming from Graceville, just before the playground.  There are also some street parking opportunities. 

Plenty of places to set up a picnic including several gazebo/amphitheatres and a bbq area.  There is also plenty of grassy areas near the park. 

Public art has been included in this park with small little touches to catch your attention.  See how many you can find on your visit. 

There is a café in the buildings next to the park.  Perfect for picking up your coffee and snacks before settling down for a big play. 

 

Ken Fletcher Park Review

Rating:

This park has to go down as one of the top public parks that we have ever visited.  My children would happily spend the entire day at this park and possibly will do in the cooler months.  We have visited Ken Fletcher park now on three separate occasions – once was to celebrate the twins 3rd Birthday. 

I have heard that the park can get super busy on the weekends and school holidays and I can truly understand why.  I would also recommend staying clear of the park during Brisbane International as the Tennis Arena is across the street.  



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