Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore
Colourful playground with a pathway and Mooloolaba beach in background
Beaches and parks directory
  • Last updated:
  • 04 Jun 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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  • Bokarina Beach
    • Address:
      Oceanic Drive Bokarina

    Beach Access points 239 - 246. This is an unpatrolled surf beach although a Lifeguard Tower is planned to open in 2020. Dogs are permitted off-leash at all times on this beach. (Dogs are not permitted in the dunal areas or the Bokarina Foreshore Bushland Reserve)

  • Bradman Avenue Foreshore
    • Address:
      Bradman Avenue Maroochydore

    This idyllic parkland runs for over 2 kilometres along the southern bank of the Maroochy River. Popular for fishing, boating and young families.

  • Brightwater Community Lake Park
    • Address:
      10-18 Amberjack Street Brightwater

    This district park has a backdrop of the lake. It provides a playground with shade sails and picnic tables and barbecue facilities under shelters. The park is also home to one of the five story seats. Also here are connecting pathways, a large open grass area, public amenities and close the shops

  • Brightwater Dog Park (Brightwater Sportsfield)
    • Address:
      21-27 Heliconia Street Brightwater

    This fully fenced Brightwater dog park is located on the eastern side of the Brightwater Sportsfield. It provides a large open grass area with space for dog exercise and activities. A shelter and seating is also provided

  • Brindabella Avenue Park
    • Address:
      41 Brindabella Avenue Park

    The park contains a variety of activities to discover including; a three piece playground set, open space to run around and two outdoor fitness equipment nodes that caters for a variety of abilities. The park also provides a shelter with a picnic table and barbecue facilities.

  • Buddina Beach
    • Address:
      Pacific Boulevard Buddina

    This popular unpatrolled surf beach stretching from Point Cartwright to just north of Coopers Lookout Park is ideal for long beach walks. Beach Access points 198 to 219. Dogs are permitted off-leash at all times on the beach only from Point Cartwright to Gulai Street (Beach Access points 198 to 201) and also from Mawarra Avenue to Talinga Street (Beach Access points 210 to 217)

  • Buderim Forest Bushland Conservation Reserve
    • Address:
      Quorn Close Buderim

    ln the heart of Buderim is this 45 hectare subtropical paradise of towering trees, cool streams, meandering tracks and waterfalls that offer the perfect spot to relax on a hot summers day. From the Harrys Park main entrance is a wonderful elevated 500 metre wheelchair accessible boardwalk designed to allow visitors to enter the sensitive wet areas. From the Quorn Close entrance, a well designed walking track takes walkers across Serenity Bridge and leads off on a forest loop trail, or along Martins Creek via the the base of the waterfall. There have been over 350 native species have been identified here

  • Buderim Forest Park
    • Address:
      Quorn Close, Buderim

    Located at the southern/upper end of the Buderim Forest Bushland Conservation Reserve this heavily treed rainforest setting is an idyllic picnic spot. Departure point of walking trail to Serenity Falls. The first 600 m of boardwalk is wheelchair accessible via timber boardwalk. Additional 300 m to the base of fall is not wheelchair accessible. Barbecue and picnic table area are not wheelchair accessible (stairs to grassed area and tables are elevated on concrete block)

  • Buderim Lions Lookout Park
    • Address:
      111 Burnett Street, Buderim

    This park has a fantastic lookout over the southern Sunshine Coast. Ideal for wedding ceremonies and events. It also provides a playground, picnic tables under shelters and public amenities

  • Buderim - Palmwoods Heritage Trail Bushland Park
    • Address:
      4A Telco Road Mons

    This parkland features the Heritage Tramway Walk which follows the path of the old Buderim-Palmwoods railway that once operated on this route and ceased in 1935. This beautiful walk through sub-tropical forest is 2 kilometres long (4 kilometre round trip) and features interpretive signage and seating at various points. Bring your own water. Visit www.buderim.com/tramway for further information.