Explore the bushland, make mud pies at the billabong or build a cubby house, excitement awaits at Warril Parkland, one of the corridor’s southern-most reserves.
About this destination
Warril Parkland in Larapinta has plenty to fire the imagination, with creative play spaces for children, bushwalking and bicycle trails and picnicking facilities.
The parkland is home to the Warril Parkland Discovery Trail. The trail, part of the Junior Ranger Program, encourages children of all ages to interpret their natural surroundings by learning about the parkland’s history, animals and plants.
What to do at Warril Parkland
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
- bushwalking and off-road cycling opportunities.
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).
The ideas suggested in the Recreation Plan were further developed 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 the first stage of Warril Parkland now complete, there are future opportunities to expand the parkland to include the three lakes that form part of Oxley Creek, located approximately 400 m northwest of the playground picnic area. 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
- bushwalking, cycling and horse-riding trails
- bike, canoe and kayak hire facilities
- complementary nature-based eco-tourism activities.
Glider Forest Reserve
Glider Forest Reserve is located on the eastern side of Paradise Road, opposite Warril Parkland, 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.