Rocks Riverside Park - Brisbane Tourist Guide
In the south west of Brisbane at Seventeen Mile Rocks is the Rocks Riverside Park. This huge park sits on 26 hectares and has around 800 metres of frontage along the Brisbane River. The park has a wide range of features including a market garden, bushland range, river flat and dry eucalypt forest.
It’s a great day out for children as there’s an adventure playground, a flying fox, climbing web, basketball court and a maze of bike pathways. There is also a Liberty Swing so children with disabilities can also enjoy the playground.
The water play area is a great spot on hot days with shallow pools and deeper pools for more confident swimmers with pop up fountains. It’s all under shade cloth so that swimmers are protected from the hot Queensland sun.
The large open spaces are perfect for lawn gatherings with electric barbeques and fantastic picnic grounds and sheltered pavilions which you can book. Enjoy a barbeque picnic while the kids play on the lawns, fly kites or watch the boats go by on the Brisbane River.
The park celebrates its industrial heritage and its time spent as a farming area. There is an art sculpture of a giant mill to symbolise the time the area spent as a Queensland cement quarry. Actually, the old concrete conveyor belt has been turned into another attraction and a reminder of a bygone era. The community garden and crop patch was designed to celebrate the regions time as a farming area.