Visitors have enjoyed Doug Larsen Park (Beenleigh) for more than 40 years. Commonly referred to as "the Duck Pond Park," this venue features a thriving waterway and is jam-packed with equipment and facilities!
BMX and Skate
In 2020, the BMX skate park at this venue underwent a massive $3.1 million transformation. Accordingly, the completed project was considered to be Australia's first international standard BMX facility. Family members of all ages and abilities regularly flock to this venue. The recent addition of night-time lighting has significantly increased opportunities for the community to enjoy the facilities.
The Beenleigh BMX Clubhouse and track are also located at Doug Larsen Park. Understandably, members of the public are not permitted to use the track during competitions or official training.
A wide creek gently flows through the centre of the parklands. Consequently, it can be seen from most vantage points within the grounds. In particular, an extremely large wooden deck extends over the water, providing close encounters with resident ducks, turtles, water dragons and other wetland species.
The main playground features a brightly coloured fort with ramps, play panels and enclosed slides. Additional play equipment includes:
large climbing frame
multiple bay swing sets (one with regular seats and the other with toddler seats)
small climbing fort with curved slide
rockers and spinners
This area is sheltered by both material sails and mature trees.
There are three other playgrounds towards the back of the parklands. These playgrounds are much smaller and feature traditional metal pieces of equipment (swings, climbing forts with slide, monkey bars and rockers).
Wide concrete pathways extend through the grounds, directing visitors alongside the water and connecting them to the play areas. Exercise equipment has been placed along the path at the rear of the property.