Parks and playgrounds

a small child playing on the playground and looking at the camera

The Gold Coast’s incredible greenspaces and sparkling climate certainly invite an active lifestyle. Adventure awaits.

Offering pristine coastal parklands, lush rural greenspace and plenty of fun-filled spots to keep the kids and dogs entertained, the lure to get out and get active on the Gold Coast is real.

The city features over 2200 parks, almost 700 playgrounds, over 380 community barbecues and more than 200 sporting fields scattered across the city.

From the sprawling Bim’bimba Park in the north to the popular Broadwater Parklands, the iconic Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens and excitement of the Palm Beach Pirate Treasure Island, there are parks and playgrounds for everyone.


City’s park finder

Throw out a picnic rug, walk the dog, go for a swim, take the kids for a bike ride, shoot some hoops, get fit using the free community gym equipment and so much more. It’s time to get out and explore.

City of Gold Coast


National Parks

For detailed information about our region’s National Parks, Conservation Parks and Wildlife Parks visit the Department of Environment and Science.

Parks and forests