Nature & Recreation Areas to Visit in Springfield Lakes

Locals already know that the area in and around Springfield Central and Springfield Lakes has a lot to offer but it’s always nice to look around and count one’s blessings. From houses, recreational facilities and of course, wide areas of greeneries where one can easily get close to nature and just simply enjoy the simplicity of just being in the moment, here is a rundown of some the best that life in the suburb has to offer.


Springfield Lake Parklands

For avid bike riders or you just simply want to get away from your hectic life, this is a tranquil space with an abundant wildlife. You can spot some birds, lizards and ducks. If you get tired from all the walking, you can easily lie on the grassy hills that provide views of the lake.

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There are also picnic grounds where you can enjoy delicious food with your loved ones whilst you can keep your kids preoccupied with the playground. For sports enthusiasts, there is a tennis court in the area and other facilities such as BBQs, gazebos, ponds, and other water features.


Discovery Park

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Here, there are shades grassy areas if the heat is a bit too intense and there are also electric barbecues available for you. There is a fenced Children’s playground for your kids to play in whilst you read a good book or simply enjoy nature.


Robelle Domain Parklands

Located in Springfield Central and one of the best outdoor destinations in Brisbane, there is something here for the whole family. The playground area here is superb whilst there is also the Robelle Cafe if you decide not to bring packed food with you. The water park is also a popular attraction.

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Away from all of these, you will find a large grassed oval, amphitheater and stage area. The evenings bring community events and concerts at these places.

If you want some peace and quiet, you will find that the greater area of the park have walking tracks set on beautiful gardens. There is also a man-made lake and waterfall.

Every first Friday of the month, markets are held here as well.

Three Of the Best Dining Areas in Springfield Lakes

It was in 1992 when Springfield Lakes welcomed developments, which led to its beauty today. It has recently won international acclaim awarded with the ‘World’s Best Master Planned Community’ by the International Real Estate Federation, FIABCI. With its wide parks, the presence of Orion Shopping Centre that offers almost everything, the suburb also has some great dining places you shouldn’t miss.


Address: 18 Springfield Lakes Blvd

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Overlooking Spring Lake, dining on the large veranda makes it a popular spot for locals and tourists. Sail boats slowly past by and birds chirp whilst you enjoy some great food. You will love the ambiance here due to its relaxed vibe.

They offer a mix of different cuisines from all over the world such as Vietnamese and Thai. It’s the perfect place to go to for Sunday lunches, date nights or just about when you need some good food.


Address: 7/1 Springfield Lakes Blvd

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Situated on The Boulevard, hence the name, a former fine dining restaurant, which was later on turned into a casual dining experience to meet the market. If you’re looking for some wood-fired bbq, this is the best place to go. This is where you’ll find that ‘low and slow’ American cooking tradition.

BBQ is very prominent here — there is always something barbecued whether on its menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


Lotus Cafe
Address: 145 Sinnathamby Blvd, Springfield Central

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Located at the ground floor of Springfield House, the location is very light and breezy and overlooks Greater Springfield, Robelle Domain, and Orion Shopping Centre.

They offer all-day breakfast and all-day lunch and there is also all-day vegan. This is the perfect place to go to if you have food allergies or you simply want something healthy and delicious.

The Best Places To Go To in Springfield Lakes With Your Kids

Consider yourself lucky if you live in or near Springfield Lakes and you have children. There are so many things to do here for and with your kids.


Robelle Domain

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A jewel in Ipswich and the largest park precinct in Queensland, the parkland is perfect for an all-day adventure with or without your kids. Enjoy a walk along the rainforest whilst you educate your children about the different animals and plants that you are going to see. There is also a waterfalls and water play areas perfect for the summer days.

The park is also the home of Australia’s first Icon on Galaxy interactive play equipment in an all-abilities playground. This is the perfect place to go to in Springfield if you want everything in one place.


Orion Lagoon

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Just next to Robelle Domain, this water park is free for everyone. It features several pools that are connected to a larger central lagoon. There are picnic and BBQ areas and of course, if you don’t want to cook on-site, there is always the Lagoon Cafe where you can grab a bite with your kids.


Ipswich City Mobile Library

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For a little quiet time and for some learning, the Ipswich City Council Mobile Library offers a wide selection of books, CDs and DVDs for hire. They also have a children’s reading area and they visit every Thursday and fortnightly on a Wednesday on Southern Cross Circuit.


Grande Park

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A popular spot for families because of its climbing wall with two huge slides, located at 40 Grand Avenue, this park is perfect for your children. They can bring their scooters and bikes. There is also a skate park section and open grassy spaces for them to run around.

Springfield Lakes Contributes Significantly to Ipswich as Queensland’s Fastest Growing City


Springfield Lakes has been named as one of the growth hotspots in Ipswich, based on a list given by the Ipswich City Council. Also in the list are:

  • Redbank Plains
  • Bellbird Park
  • South Ripley
  • Leichhardt

Now enjoying a Renaissance of sorts, the city of Ipswich is on the rise and its suburbs give evidence to the growth of its population. Ipswich is called a two-headed city and is now rising from the ashes following the decline of traditional mining and rail industries. The city is now Queensland’s fastest growing city. Just before Christmas last year, the population ballooned over 200,000 and is continuously rising almost as twice as quickly as Greater Brisbane.

One of the factors driving the rapid population growth is that there are major building projects as well as affordable housing options that attract residents. Springfield Lakes and the other listed suburbs are becoming even more popular with young families, first home buyers and investors as people look for quality infrastructure and affordable housing.

From 30 June to 30 September, Ipswich has shown a population increase of 197,656 from 196,026. This has also shown an increase in the total number of dwellings across the city that shows a rise from 71,276 to 71,970, according to the latest Planning and Development Quarterly Activity Report.

Springfield Lakes sees plenty of developments such as the Orion Swimming lagoon, the expansion of the Orion Springfield Central including Coles, Target, Event Cinemas and specialty Retailers. There is also a development for senior living units by the Aveo Group as the retirement facilities in Queensland is booming. Allied health facilities are also opening.

There is also the R&F Properties development that aims to build 10,000 apartments, retail and office space.

It is estimated that by 2036, the city will be as big as a Gold Coast today with nearly half a million people. A predicted 130,000 residents will live in Greater Springfield.