There are now native fish, including the endangered Southern Pigmy Perch, in the lagoons, which are also frequented by an amazing array of birdlife including ducks, speckled geese, lots of shags and pied cormorants, as well as rare species like the Australian reed warbler. Its presence highlighted the project's success in creating a bird habitat in the centre of town.
The refuge in the centre of the lagoon is the perfect place for birds to sit, rest and dry their wings. Every day they can be seen from the bird hide on the island.
Also watch out for water rats, which are common in the McFaull Park lagoon and love eating yabbies and small fish, and turtles which use the refuge for sunning themselves and resting.
The nearby Waring Gardens is a delightful picnic area where you can feed the ducks, let the kids run around in the enclosed children's playground or laze around under a giant Moreton Bay fig.