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“Arboretum is latin for "place with trees in it"”
Review of Sherwood Arboretum

Sherwood Arboretum
Ranked #103 of 340 things to do in Brisbane
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Kent, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Arboretum is latin for "place with trees in it"”
Reviewed 30 March 2012

and in more humble localities these places are often better known as Parks. It's a nice park, as suburban parks go, there's no denying that. There's a big lawn area, good for kicking a footy or pitching a ball. There's a duck pond which thankfully is mainly fenced or at least has fenestrating plants around it to discourage adventurous duck feeding, eel watching toddlers from falling into it by accident. There are a few bunches of trees. There's an off leash area for dogs. There's a boardwalk bit around the river, a biggish children's playground, a few barbeques, and a good sized car park to cater for the many families who visit this park on weekends. It is a favourite spot locally for primary school age birthday parties. What it lacks and sadly needs is a cafe. The concept for this park was developed back in the day when mothers stayed home and did nothing but domestic duties and had time to prepare picnics and beverages whenever they took their children out. Times have moved on but the park is in the grip of a 1950s timewarp. It is sad because this and many other lovely green areas managed by Brisbane City council would provide considerably greater community benefit with the addition of a cafe/kiosk or the like to encourage families out into the fresh air without needing to make it an expedition.

Visited January 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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“Huge Park With Loads of Facilites”
Reviewed 2 February 2012

This is a great park with lots of swings, slides etc. There are also pleanty of BBQs and tables if you want to bring your lunch. Lots of people do kids birthday parties here.

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Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“One thousand trees and plenty of space”
Reviewed 2 September 2010

The park is planted with over a thousand trees and 300 species, most of them natives. It was established in 1924 so may of them are huge and stately, including the ones that line an avenue of trees down the centre of the park. Near the middle is a small swampy lake which attracts plenty of birds and apparently over 150 species have been recorded in the park by University of Queensland staff. (See Link below to access a document about birds species to watch out for)
The park is right next to the Brisbane river and includes a short section of boardwalk along its banks, There are good facilities with playgrounds, toilets, shaded picnic seating and plenty of space to walk, explore or ride a bike. Dogs are allowed on leashes.

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