Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore
Colourful playground with a pathway and Mooloolaba beach in background
Beaches and parks directory
  • Last updated:
  • 28 Oct 2020
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update - council parks and beaches are open with social distancing required.

The following facilities are now open to the public:

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

*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. 

Surf Life Saving Queensland's red and yellow flags returned to the beaches Saturday 13 June marking the designated swimming areas. For more information visit Surf Life Saving Queensland website.

View information about other council facilities and services during this time

Be COVIDSafe

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 20 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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Hover over the pictograms for a description or for mobile phone use, see the pictogram legend. This directory includes popular open spaces only.

Visit the Beaches page on our website for a map of patrolled and unpatrolled beaches.

For an aerial view of a park or to locate park facilities, view the Beaches and Park Directory interactive map

See also: Parks definitions.

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  • 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, and is patrolled seasonally. Lifeguard tower located at Beach Access 317.

  • Grahame Stewart Park
    • Address:
      Croydon Avenue Currimundi

    The park has a variety of activities for all ages, such as a multi-purpose court, flying fox, kids bike track, two playgrounds and picnic tables under shelters with barbecue facilities and off street parking. Dogs are permitted off leash outside the fenced playground area and only at times indicated on signs provided

  • Great Keppel Crescent Park
    • Address:
      Brightwater Boulevard Brightwater

    This local park provides pedestrian pathways that connect a large playground, with shade sails. Picnic tables with barbecue facilities are provided under shelters. Large open grass areas are provided for kicking a ball and there are public amenities onsite. Parking is limited

  • Happy Valley Beach
    • Address:
      Esplanade Bulcock Beach

    Beach Access points 293 - 295. This is an unpatrolled ocean between Bulcock Beach proper and Kings Beach, currently has large sand bars exposed at low tide with many shallow pools ideal for young children to wade in. The foreshore is generally protected from large surf. Clarke Place Park on the foreshore has a large playground, public amenities and plenty of picnic areas. At the northern end is the Happy Valley Boardwalk to Kings Beach.

  • Happy Valley Boardwalk
    • Address:
      Warne Terrace Caloundra

    This 235 metre elevated timber boardwalk through the Happy Valley Foreshore Reserve connects the Clark Place Park (Happy Valley) to Dingle Avenue, Kings Beach. There are seating areas along the boardwalk to sit and enjoy the view and stairs down to the beach at either end (Beach Access points 292 and 293).

  • Harrys Restaurant Park
    • Address:
      Harrys Lane off Lindsay Road, Buderim

    This park has a large oval and is popular for large events and is ideal for weddings with plenty of areas to select from. This popular spot has plenty of flat area to play cricket or have the family picnic. It is located at the northern/lower end of the Buderim Forest Bushland Conservation Reserve and is the departure point for the all abilities boardwalk. The lower walking trail to the waterfall from Harry's Lane is now reopened with a temporary scaffold bridge until the replacement timber bridge can be constructed. The boardwalk is now open to it's full extent.

  • Howell's Knob Lookout
    • Address:
      Howell's Knob Lookout Road Reesville

    Take a 370 metre detour off Reesville Road near Cumner Lane, to this lookout with near 360 degree views of the hinterland.

  • Isaac Moore Park
    • Address:
      2783 Eumundi-Kenilworth Road Kenilworth

    Home of the "Kenilworth Designer Dunny", Isaac Moore Park is located at the entrance to Kenilworth on the Eumundi side of the Mary River Bridge. The park provides picnic shelters with barbecue facilities, natural shade and an open grass area

  • Jack Morgan Park
    • Address:
      Perry Street Coolum Beach

    This park accommodates the Coolum Civic Centre, Coolum Library, and a Child Care and Community Centre. The park has a large open area for kick and throw and events. it also provides a shaded boardwalk and pathways that link west Coolum to the beach.