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Roma Street Parklands
Roma Street Parklands

Being a wonderful outdoor city, Brisbane has a host of parks to explore and enjoy. Brisbane City Council claims there 2060 parks in the vicinity, so which is your favorite?

There are many parks lining the Brisbane River and around the city, including two separate locations of Botanic Gardens and Roma Street Parklands. These famous parks are highly recommended, however there are also many wonderful parks out in the suburbs, such as Waterfront Park at Newstead.

So, please let us know, in your opinion, where is Brisbane's most outstanding and wonderful park?

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I love New Farm park. There's always interesting things going on there and when the rose gardens bloom it's stunning. You can have a picnic under the trees by the river, there's ample space for games of football or frisbee, and there's playgrounds for the kids.
Brisbane has a number of excellent parks.

The City Botanic Gardens has long been a favourite place for me to wander around in. It has a feeling of having been there for a while. Two things I am sad about is the closure of their little cafe and the mangrove walk, both lovely unique features.

The Roma Street Parklands though is by far Brisbane's best park though I don't got through it enough. There are lovely little alcoves, sky walks and other lovely features. It is also the only park in Brisbane that it is legal to drink in (you can't drink from glass bottles or glasses, but you can bring glass bottles as long as you pour your drink into a plastic cup to consume)

The Royal Botanic Gardens up at Mt Coot-tha is coming along nicely. A really lovely place but requires a few more decades before it has a grown in feel. The Brisbane City Council should be applauded for their effort in creating them. The cafe there is not that great.

New Farm park is probably one of the best places for roses and popular with people doing activities.

South Bank should also be considered along with other parklands though it is more concrete and fine dining than park, I still love wondering through the rainforest and finding the Nepalese Pagoda like a lost city in the jungle.

Let us not forget Chermside. There is great park land all the way from the back of Chermside shopping centre to Virginia station along Downfall creek. This 5 km long park is a great walking, jogging or cycling location. The Seventh Brigade Park features a children's playground with a giant (and I mean giant) play fort, barbecues, handball courts, half basket ball court and a giant chess board (with no permanent pieces).

But for a secret little park go to High Gate Hill (pictured) for amazing views of the city and a place to watch the sunrise from.
I too bemoan the loss of the mangrove walk. It was a great opportunity to see what lined the river banks before settlement.
by grann
I suspect it is politics. They would prefer to put the money into the Royal Botanic Gardens despite the popularity of the City Botanic Gardens
The best park on the northside has to be Hidden World Playground at Fitzgibbon - lots of different areas for different age groups, although it's way off the beaten track.
by Lucy
Booker Park at Bellbowrie is a great place for kids' birthday parties.
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