Bicentennial Park at Woody Point is on the southern end of Redcliffe Peninsula, between Pelican Park and the Woody Point Jetty.
Bicentennial Park and Apex park next to it towards the jetty was created by reclaiming land along the Hornibrook Esplanade. The mud flats used to come to near the road, and vehicles were often sprayed with salt water driving passed. A rock sea wall was created and the land filled in to create parkland, and also protect the red cliffs along Apex Park from continued erosion.
There is ample parking for the amount of facilities there, but it is also a popular spot to walk the dog from or run, walk or bicycle from. The Moreton Bay cycle path runs along it, heading towards Woody Point Jetty to the east, or towards the Ted Smout Memorial Bridge to the west.
On one side of the parking area is a park with a playground for the kids to play, covered picnic tables, toilets, and free BBQs to cook a hot picnic lunch.
On the other side of the parking area is a parkour park, introduced to Bicentennial Park in 2016. We visited on a Monday afternoon, the boys started mucking around climbing on the various obstacles.
Someone came over to the parkour park and started stretching to do some parkour. I started talking to him and Christian was preparing to conduct beginners lessons for parkour. He had a few kids learning the basics and they had a really good rapport with him. Redcliffe Parkour Classes are there Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4pm to 5pm.
To get there:
Coming from north of Brisbane along the Bruce Hwy, follow the signs to Redcliffe. A brown sign to Redcliffe is at the approach to Deception Bay Rd (exit 142). Follow Deception Bay Rd for 7.7km, and turn left into Anzac Ave. Continue straight following Anzac Ave for another 4.1km, and turn right into Elizabeth Ave. After 5km, turn left into Hornibrook Esplanade before going onto the bridge. Bicentennial Park is 1.8km on the right at a set of lights, with a brown sign just before it.
Coming from the south, there are two points to enter Redcliffe. The Deagon Deviation is accessed from the Gateway Motorway (exit 122). Keep to the right-hand lanes to exit to the Deagon Deviation. Follow the Deagon Deviation for 4.2km, and cross over the Ted Smout Memorial Bridge, another 2.9km. At the end of the bridge, follow to the right from the 2 right lanes off the bridge onto Hornibrook Esp. Continue for 1.8km, Bicentennial Park is on the right at a set of lights, with a brown sign just before it.
Coming from the south, you can also head up the Bruce Hwy from along Gympie Rd. If you miss the Deagon Deviation exit, you will eventually come to this exit also. Take the exit to Anzac Ave (exit 133), and keep to the right lane to go under the overpass and loop back to Anzac Ave, turning left towards Redcliffe. Drive for 4.8kms and turn right to continue along Anzac Ave. Continue straight following Anzac Ave for another 4.1km, and turn right into Elizabeth Ave. After 5km, turn left into Hornibrook Esplanade before going onto the bridge. Bicentennial Park is 1.8km on the right at a set of lights, with a brown sign just before it.
Wheelchair accessible: Yes