Rocks Riverside Park: Among Brisbane’s Most Popular Parks

Did you know that Rocks Riverside Park has recently been named among Brisbane’s most popular parks in 2022?

Revealed last February, Rocks Riverside Park ranks among Brisbane’s most popular parks behind New Farm Park, City Botanic Gardens and Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. The list is based on the number of inquiries and bookings in 2022.

Photo credit:  Brisbane City Council / Flickr

Rocks Riverside Park is a district park located on the site of the former Queensland Cement Limited quarry at 531 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road in Seventeen Mile Rocks. Opened on 7 December 2003, the park is Brisbane’s largest riverfront park covering an area of 26 hectares.

Rocks Riverside Park is divided into three major zones: the river flat which used to be a rich riverside environment, market garden and industrial site; the bushland ridge that forms a backdrop to the river flat area and is covered with dry eucalypt forest; and the major green link from the park to suburbs in the south.

It features three booking sites (The Entrance, The Green and The River), a community garden, free Wi-Fi, Great Lawn (approximately 8000 square metres of open grassed space​) and a half-size basketball court.

Visitors will also find industrial artefacts throughout the park, a junior playground (suitable for toddlers to eight-year-olds), climbing net/fort and flying fox for school-aged children, jumping pillow, public art reflecting the park’s industrial heritage, shared pathways and a water play area.

Photo credit:  Brisbane City Council / Flickr

Top 10 most popular parks based in inquiries/bookings:

  • New Farm Park: 1,284
  • City Botanic Gardens: 694
  • Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha: 679
  • Rocks Riverside Park – Seventeen Mile Rocks: 335
  • Calamvale District Park: 234
  • Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park – Lower River Terrace: 187
  • Newstead Park: 141
  • Musgrave Park – South Brisbane: 138
  • Orleigh Park – West End: 105
  • The Lake Parklands – Forest Lake: 92