The Sunshine Coast has so many great parks for kids, but they can sometimes be hard to find! As you can see, we love being outdoors so we have come up with a few of our favourites! We have tried and tested them all.
Grahame Stuart Park, Currimundi
A great park for younger and older kids. It’s fenced with picnic tables and toilets inside and has a small bike track around it with traffic lights and lines painted on for some fun play, so bring scooters! There is a train for the kids to climb on and play around, swings, and a few other bits and pieces for the kids!
Location: Croydon Avenue, Currimundi.
Kevin Assmus Park, Buddina
Next to Kawana library, with a little community garden nearby and a larger oval next to it, this is a great park. There’s sand all around this big climbing ship with a slide, swings and a bike/scooter track around the outside. We love the little stands kids can stop at (like the petrol station) and pretend-play. Read more about Kevin Asmus park here.
Location: Nanyima Street, Buddina
Lions Park, Noosa River
We love this park as it is right on Noosa River, there’s some fun climbing equipment, a big round swing and it’s easy to grab a coffee and watch the boats sail past. If you walk up a bit from this park on the path there is a great big pelican the kids always love.
Location: Gympie Terrace Noosa (near the big pelican)
Central Park in Parklakes 2, Bli Bli
Found in the Parklakes 2 estate, it’s one of our new favourites. There is lots for both younger kids and older kids to do. From swings, to the flying fox, to climbing up into a spaceship, finding lego hidden in the walls and smaller kids equipment. The older kids can scooter around the lake while you watch the younger ones play in the park.
Location: Park Lakes 2, Bli Bli.
Pioneer Park, Landsborough
A fully-fenced park with plenty of room to run and play. Picnic tables and toilets are inside this park and there are ramps up into an oversized cubby, climbing net, xylophone and hearing pipes, swings and a few other climbing features. The main draw card of this park is that it is an All Abilities Playground with braile signage. We also love the parking is easy and there are fresh herbs growing around the gardens there.
Location: Caloundra Street, Landsborough
Skippy Park, Beerwah
A perfect spot for kids learning to ride! Through this park are bike tracks for younger kids or scooters, and around the oval next to it you will find 2.2 km of flat bike paths perfect for beginners, or experienced riders. The slide there is HUGE and we love the trees all around creating a natural atmosphere. There’s a sandpit and some smaller equipment, a tall climbing net and a flying fox too.
Location: Old Landsborough Road, Beerwah
Kenilworth Town Park, Kenilworth
Down the road from Kenilworth Homestead, this park has some equipment you don’t often see in other parks. In the fenced toddler section there is a play-helicopter the kids can climb in and pretend to drive, plus some of the usual play equipment. In the older kids section we loved the a flying-fox, balancing ropes, pedal-bikes that move up & down and around and the climbing net.
Location: 5 Tourist Drive, Kenilworth, opposite the cheese factory
Muller Park, Bli Bli
A skate-park, a concrete path around the oval for scooters and bikes, water views of Maroochy River and a fun kids park makes this a great outing. We love that both older and younger kids can have fun in the same spot. The kids park has a great rope climbing tube with a slide at the end, round rope & regular swings and spinning equipment. Close by between Late May and Mid October, check out the McMartin’s Strawberry Farm while your out that way too.
Location: Muller Park, David Low Way, Bli Bli
Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore
A favourite of many on the Sunshine Coast, such a beautiful spot. There is something for everyone with a great park, water views and The Boat Shed serving up awesome Calamari for lunch. There are 2 play areas for younger and older kids, both with climbing equipment. There are swings, a high climbing net, some balancing equipment, lots of wide open spaces, and paved tracks along the esplanade if the kids want to bring wheels. An easy wander down to the beach too.
Location: The Esplanade, next to Cotton Tree pool
Chambers Island, Maroochy River.
One of the Coasts best kept secrets, Chambers Island has an awesome pirate park for kids. Cross the bridge (fun in itself for kids!) and walk onto an island surrounded by mangroves, pelicans and the Maroochy Rivers water. The park has a ship for the kids to climb on, a slide, swings and the flooring is sand so bring your sand toys! My older sons love heading into the ‘forest’ and exploring the beautiful trees. You can read more about Chambers Island here.
Location: Bradman Avenue, Maroochydore, (at the Thomas Street corner)
*The above is the writer of Sunny Coast Kids personal opinion at the time of writing and we do not endorse the safety of any park, its equipment or surrounds in any manner.