Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore
Colourful playground with a pathway and Mooloolaba beach in background
Beaches and parks directory
  • Last updated:
  • 10 Jan 2019

Search the Beaches and Parks Directory to locate parks in your area or search for facilities such as barbecues, public amenities (toilets), playgrounds, dog parks, walking trails and more. Hover over the pictograms for the a description or see the pictogram legend (mobile). Please note; this Directory includes popular open space destinations only. A complete list of beaches and parks across the region is coming soon. 

Our park and reserve network contributes to the Sunshine Coast’s unique character, relaxed and healthy lifestyle and rich biodiversity. It provides the ‘green frame’ of the region’s urban areas, edging our rivers, beaches and foreshores lining our streets and identifying our communities. It also makes the region an attractive place to visit and supports tourism, events and economic growth. View the region map, some unpacked statistics and park definitions[3016KB]

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  • Fisherman's Park (Pilot Station)
    • Address:
      Parkyn Parade Mooloolaba

    The park and memorial statue is dedicated to fishermen lost at sea. The park's themed playground is sheltered by shade sails. Parking and public amenity facilities are provided as well as a variety of shelters with barbecue facilities

  • Foote Memorial Sanctuary (Eric Joseph Foote War Memorial Sanctuary)
    • Address:
      Park Lane, Buderim

    The park was given to Council in 1941 in memory of Eric Foote who died in the Great War (WW 1). This former farm is now home to over 385 native plant species have been recorded. The Foote Sanctuary Support Volunteer group attend regular working bees. The area has shelters with barbecue and picnic facilities and public amenities, (including parking) and is most enjoyed for it's re-vegetated bushland reserve that features over 2500 metres of trails to explore.

  • 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

    This popular park has a large children's playground under a mature Moreton Bay Fig tree. The playground features a variety of equipment to interact with and explore. The park also provides car parking, public amenities, beach showers, and barbecue facilities, including picnic tables and chairs. Near the playground at Beach Access point 315 is the public Fraser Park Jetty. Fraser Park lies on the waterfront between McLean and Jellicoe Streets. With stunning views across the Pumicestone Passage, this park is popular for weddings ceremonies and events.

  • 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 Botantic 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 mix of open space, bushland and wetlands including a fully fenced dog off-leash area. The park underwent a major refurbishment in 2018 with a new playground, picnic facilities, public amenities block and car park as well as landscaping.

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

    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