Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore
Colourful playground with a pathway and Mooloolaba beach in background
Beaches and parks directory
  • Last updated:
  • 18 May 2020
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update - council parks open

From Saturday 16 May 2020, the following facilities on the Sunshine Coast are open:

  • playgrounds
  • exercise equipment/fitness stations
  • skate parks
  • dog parks and off leash areas.

In the interests of health and well being of our residents, free public barbecues in council parks remain closed. Buderim Forest Park swimming hole, Gardners falls in Maleny and the access road/carpark in Obi Lane, remain closed.

Personal trainers can hold sessions for up to ten people (including the trainer) on council land but they must have an existing Low impact/ Commercial use permit. They must also use COVIDSafe practices. For more details visit Community Land Permits.

View information about other council facilities and services during this time


While council has increased cleaning of many facilities, being COVIDSafe is everyone's responsibility. We remind residents and visitors to observe social distancing requirements when using public spaces which includes: 

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Keep 1.5 metres away from others
  • Limit outdoor gatherings to 10 people
  • Avoid peak times and overcrowded areas
  • Wash or disinfect hands regularly
  • Avoid touching high use areas.

Visit Queensland Health for latest health advice and information on Social Distancing.

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See also: Parks definitions.

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  • Frank Huxham Lookout
    • Address:
      Pacific Boulevard Buddina

    This scenic viewpoint is located in the Buddina Foreshore Reserve at Beach Access point 207 adjacent to Bandalong Street. There is a beach shower and a number of seats to take in the view or to check the surf. Frank Huxham was the first Secretary of the Kawana Advancement Association and worked as a volunteer for the Beach Protection Authority after Cyclone Wendy hit in February 1972.

  • Fraser Park
    • Address:
      Esplanade Golden Beach

    Fraser Park lies on the waterfront between McLean and Jellicoe Streets and has stunning views across the Pumicestone Passage. This popular park has a large children's playground under a mature Moreton Bay Fig tree. It also provides shelters with picnic tables, barbecue facilities and public amenities. At beach access point 315 is the public Fraser Park Jetty and a lifeguard tower close by

  • Friendship Colonnade Botanic Gardens Tanawha
    • Address:
      Palm Creek Road

    Friendship Colonnade located in the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens is a popular location for wedding ceremonies and events. The Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden is open daily and admissions are free

  • Gardners Falls Riparian Reserve
    • Address:
      Obi Lane South Maleny

    Enjoy a picnic on the banks of Obi Obi Creek in this natural rainforest setting. There is a 300 metre sealed pathway to the water hole and picnic area. The public amenities block is located adjacent to the car park.

  • George VI Memorial Park
    • Address:
      North Street Yandina

    This park is known for it's skate bowl and basketball half court. The skate park is sheltered by shade sails. There is also a playground to be enjoyed by younger children.

  • Glass House Mountains District Park
    • Address:
      Page Street, Glass House Mountains

    This 4 hectare parkland features a mixture of open space, bush and wetlands, a sheltered playground and picnic facilities. It also includes a fully fenced dog off-leash area, public amenities and off street car parking

  • Glass House Mountains Park - Fenced Dog Park
    • Address:
      Page Street, Glass House Mountains

    This is a fully fenced dog off-leash area within the Glass House Mountains District Park. Access via Page Street or Gardner Street

  • Glen Retreat Park
    • Address:
      Merchants Parade Marcoola

    This linear park contains a playground area and table tennis table, shelters with barbecue facilities, a large long open grass area for kicking a ball, natural shade and accessible pathways

  • Glenbrook Downs Park
    • Address:
      13 Westview Crescent Nambour

    This park provides large open grass areas and a playground with natural shade close by. The park also provides picnic and barbecue facilities under shelters. Parking is limited with only street parking available

  • Golden Beach
    • Address:
      Esplanade Golden Beach

    Beach Access points 302 - 322. Golden Beach stretches for over four kilometres along the Pumicestone Passage from Bulcock Beach to the mouth of Bells Creek.