Fenced playgrounds get a big tick of approval from parents when heading out with active little ones.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the regions favourite fenced playgrounds that will be sure to keep everyone safe and happy.
1. Pioneer Park, Landsborough
This in one of those playgrounds that isn’t a ‘quick trip to the park’ as the kids won’t want to leave this one anytime soon! Pioneer Park is an innovative all abilities play space which gives children the opportunity to play on equipment that is both fun and challenging. Each play element in the park encourages children of all levels of abilities to engage with one another in play and discovery.
This is a fully fenced playground, including swings, harnessed high-backed seat flying fox, slides and balancing equipment as well as a sensory garden which is popular for all age groups.
Pioneer Park is also home to the Love Animals Story Seat by Dr. Bronwyn Bancroft, proud Bundjalung Woman and artist.
Enjoy the grassy open spaces ideal for kicking a ball around, pushbike and walking paths for riding or scootering, that are also suited for wheelchair and pram use.
Amenities: picnic tables, barbecues, drinking fountain, shelter and toilets.
Location: Caloundra Street, Landsborough
2. Nelson Park, Alexandra Headland
Much loved by young families; Nelson Park will keep the little ones entertained with plenty of space to run and play in the safety of a fully fenced playground.
The fenced park includes swings, multiple slides, musical panel, sand and water station, boat, cubby, ramps, hammocks and a nest swing. Beyond the fenced playground explore the community garden or take a stroll around the lake to spot swans and other local bird life.
Within the larger 4 hectare district park you will find the bright and engaging Tiddalik the Frog Story Seat by Gregg Dreise.
Amenities: picnic tables, barbecues, shelter and toilets.
Location: Katoa Street, Alexandra Headland
3. Grahame Stewart Park, Currimundi
The fenced park really has everything you can imagine for all ages!
Including a variety of activities for all ages, such as a multi-purpose court, flying fox, kids bike track with miniature street signs, painted road lines and a bridge. The two playgrounds cater towards younger children, with a red train, swings and novel circular rope activities. The playground is inclusive, which means it contains play elements that encourage children of all levels of abilities to engage with one another in play and discovery. There is also an open grassed area shaded well by trees and another open grassed area perfect to kick a ball around on.
The fully fenced park is now home to the region’s first Changing Places public amenities block. The new amenities ensure adequate space and equipment is available for people with high support needs who can’t use accessible toilets. People with high care needs can now feel more comfortable spending a day out at the local park, knowing a specially designed amenities block will make life a little easier.
The park is also home the Vegie Garden Story Seat by Christine Sharp, an Australian author, artist, editor, photographer and book designer.
Amenities: picnic tables, barbecues, shelter, drinking fountain, toilets, basketball court, cricket pitch, kids bike path and a separate dog off-leash area (unfenced).
Location: Croydon Avenue, Currimundi
4. La Balsa Park, Buddina
Located along the picturesque bank of the Mooloolah River mouth, this small but fully fenced playground is ideal for little ones.
Pack bikes or scooters and follow the pathway along the riverbank to the end of the rock wall to enjoy views of Mooloolaba right up to Mt Coolum.
The small fenced park includes two forts with slides, climbing wall, spring rocker, spinner and digger.
After a walk and play throw a picnic rug down under one of the many shady trees nearby and enjoy watching the activity on the busy river.
Amenities: picnic tables, barbecues, shelter, drinking fountain and toilets. Exercise equipment and café nearby.
Location: Harbour Parade, Buddina
5. Quota Hideaway Park Mountain Creek
Bring the family dog along to this park adventure. As the name suggests, tucked away in Mountain Creek this fully fenced playground includes slide, nest swing, climbing nets, bridge, rock wall and ladder.
Located along the Mooloolah River, Quota Hideaway Park includes a dog off-leash area that provides plenty of open grassy space with shade trees surrounding.
Don’t forget to be a responsible pet owner and don’t bring your furry friend into the fenced playground. And remember to pick up after your dog and bin it.
Amenities: picnic tables, shelter with a dog off-leash area park of the park.
Location: Cootamundra Drive, Mountain Creek
The Sunshine Coast local government area has:
- 1180 recreation parks and open spaces
- 45 kilometres of beaches and foreshore
- 306 barbecues
- 917 shelters
- 360 playgrounds
- 29 skate parks
- 55 dog exercise areas
- 71 basketball courts
- 51 fitness areas in parks
For an aerial view of a park or to locate park facilities, view the Beaches and Park Directory interactive map.