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

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 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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  • 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

    This park on the Mary River just outside of Kenilworth at the Obi Obi Road turnoff has a large maintained grass area with a barbecue and picnic shelter beside the layby and another picnic table near the Mary River Bridge.

  • 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.

  • Jellicoe Park
    • Address:
      Jellicoe Street Golden Beach

    A series of green space corridors with park seating that connect Westminster Avenue to Jellicoe Street.

  • Jensen Park
    • Address:
      June Street Golden Beach

    This leafy coastal park next to the Diamond Head Boat Ramp has barbecues and picnic shelters under beautiful paper bark trees.