Parks and Gardens community volunteer program
  • Last updated:
  • 10 Mar 2020

There are over 350 local neighbourhood parks in the Sunshine Coast region. Each of these are there to provide an enormous range of activities, amenity and open space for the community to enjoy. Sunshine Coast Council offers all residents and their family and friends the opportunity to become a steward of local parks in your neighbourhood.

Being involved in a community volunteer parks and garden project is a great way to

  • meet your neighbours
  • help teach children about nature
  • get outdoors and active (research does show that gardening may benefit your physical and mental health in many ways).

Through this you can share ideas and knowledge, learn new skills and gain practical ‘green thumb’ experience to take home. You may even start building skills for a future career in horticulture. All these things make a real difference in keeping our parks looking beautiful. They also help our environment by providing habitat for local birds, butterflies and other native fauna.

The Parks and Gardens community volunteer program assists interested volunteer groups by providing advice, training, support, materials and equipment to conduct works in selected parks across the region.

How to get involved

There are many ways to join in the gardening fun:

  • Join an existing group in your local area.
  • Establish a new group with your friends and neighbours.
  • Contact Council’s Parks Community Partnerships team to start working on ideas for places to get gardening. 

Some of the existing Parks Community Gardens Volunteer groups are:

  • Keith Royal Park, Marcoola. Native wildflower and endangered Wallum Scrub ecosystems, education and protection are the focus.
  • Currimundi Catchment Care Group, Currimundi. Caring for and working to improve the environment of the Currimundi Catchment is its aim.
  • Coralgum Ct Park, Buderim. This unique little neighbourhood park is in the foothills of Buderim.
  • Cedar Grove Park, Maleny.

To join an existing group, establish a new group or to participate in Councils tree-mendous Adopt a Street Tree Program please contact council's Parks Community Partnerships Officer via:

phone - customer service centre
email - parksandgardens@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Adopt a Street Tree Program

We would like to hear from you if you would

  • like to see more trees planted in your street or a nearby location and can help care for these trees while they establish
  • help care for new trees recently planted in your street and neighbourhood.

For more information on the adopt a street tree program, visit the Street Tree Master Plan page.