Living Here

Parks and Recreation


With a climate that turns the rest of the world green with envy, it isn't any wonder that Queenslanders love to live their lives year round in the great outdoors.

Springfield Lakes, with 120 hectares of rich green open spaces including meandering paths, hike and bike trails, tranquil lakes and pristine playing fields and facilities is the perfect place to get outdoors and get active. Plenty of safe open spaces make Springfield Lakes the perfect place to head outdoors and get moving.

Open spaces

Over 120 hectares of Springfield Lakes is devoted to open space, including 23 hectares of tranquil lakes and waterways. Quiet leafy streets and over 20 kilometers of meandering hike and bike trails encourage residents to rethink the car and instead stroll or roll through the community.

Part of this extensive network of open space and parks is the Robelle Domain family parkland and Discovery Park in Springfield Lakes. The world class Robelle Domain has a zero-depth wet playground, treetop walk and covered amphitheater. Stage 2 of Robelle Domain which will include a South Bank lagoon is under construction with a planned completion date of September 2015. While Discovery Park has a pirate ship, lookout shelters, barbeque facilities, an amphitheater and realistic wildlife sculptures over looking Discovery Lake and The Peninsula.

Springfield Lakes features a large array of parks. Grande Park district park features a bicycle learning track, skate and mountain bike tracks, children's playground, multi-purpose courts, picnic and bbq shelters, community stage and kick out areas.

White Rock – Spring Mountain Conservation Estate

This area of natural bushland is one of the last remnants of what was once an extensive Eucalypt forest covering the entire greater Springfield area and beyond. This remnant is now preserved and managed under the Ipswich Enviroplan to provide habitat for wildlife, conserve biodiversity and provide natural places for low-impact recreation.

To explore the White Rock - Spring Mountain Conservation Estate, download the hike and bike trails map.

Sports and recreation

Recreation at Springfield Lakes is a little different, because our Regatta Lake is perfect for water sports like canoeing, kayaking, or model boat sailing.

Springfield Lakes also has active sports leagues and other activity clubs, including walking, running and stroller groups.

Springfield Lakes great range of walks and runs, parks, lakes and sporting options available for the whole family to enjoy.

Located close by is Brookwater golf course which has been nominated as Queensland’s number one public access golf course for nine consecutive years, and has also been chosen by Golf Queensland to host the Isuzu Queensland Open for 3 years, 2013 – 2015.

Springfield Lakes features a boat ramp and pontoon which can be used for canoe enthusiasts to launch the craft.