Parks, gardens & reserves

Parks are an essential part of the liveability of our city. These green spaces improve our quality of life and well-being. Outdoor activity increases our social interactions, bringing people together to enjoy recreation and sports. The popularity of these open spaces in turn attracts growth and economic development to our city.

The Gold Coast has over 2200 parks covering more than 16,000 hectares, with almost 700 playgrounds, over 380 barbecues and more than 200 sports fields across the city. Explore our great outdoors and programs to get you active and involved.

Popular parks

Gold Coast residents and visitors alike are spoiled for choice when it comes to our parks and the facilities they offer. Use our Park Finder or the links below to find parks for:

Feature parks

Park naming

If you'd like to know more about the origin or history of a park name please refer your enquiry to our Local Studies Library.

For guidelines and procedures for the naming of Council-managed parks and community facilities see our Park Usage Policy – Naming of Parks and Community Facilities.