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Pack a picnic, grab your friends and family and go and explore our very own natural playground.

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Park Finder

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

All Gold Coast parks are open with patrons required to observe appropriate social distancing at all times. Regular cleaning of facilities remains in place and soap dispensers are available in some public amenities in our most popular parks.

Park bookings are currently being accepted for weddings and social gatherings that have guest numbers in line with the Queensland Government Roadmap to Easing Restrictions. If the event is being run in its entirety by a business that operates under the COVID Safe Framework, please provide business name at time of booking.

Community sport and recreation clubs can continue activity, as long as they meet the Queensland Government COVID-19 restrictions. This includes the completion of all the requirements documented in any associated Industry COVID Safe Plan before activity begins. Visit Queensland Government – Return to Play for details.

For the latest update on the City's response, visit

The City of Gold Coast is home to over 2200 parks, many with fantastic facilities. Use this Park Finder to locate the best parks for children, accessibility, weddings, exploring nature and more.

You can search for parks by suburb, sports offered and facilities, including barbecues, playgrounds and off-leash dog exercise areas. Please see our Dog exercise areas page for maps of dog off leash, on leash and prohibited areas.

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City of Gold Coast | Sweetgum Park

Sweetgum Park

Local neighbourhood park with playground, picnic facilities and shelter.

City of Gold Coast | Green Glen Park

Green Glen Park

Green Glen Park is located in Ashmore and is a designated off-leash dog area.

City of Gold Coast | Tranquility Park

Tranquility Park

Large recreation park in Ashmore that is a great place to get back to nature and enjoy the outdoors. Located on the Nerang River, with a playground and picnic facilities, it's the perfect spot for your next social outing or barbecue with friends.

City of Gold Coast | River Reserve

River Reserve

Small waterfront park with picnic and barbecue facilities.

City of Gold Coast | Gunyah Park

Gunyah Park

Local neighbourhood park with playground, picnic facilities and shelter.


City of Gold Coast | Austinville Conservation Area

Austinville Conservation Area

Austinville Conservation Area is located in Austinville and is home to bird species, eucalypt rainforest and the Mudgeeraba Creek.

City of Gold Coast | Austinville Community Park

Austinville Community Park

Austinville Community Park features ample green space and trees to relax under. Enjoy a walk or take the kids to the playground at this community park.

City of Gold Coast | Staghorn Reserve

Staghorn Reserve

Adjoining Mudgeeraba Creek and opposite Austinville Community Park, Staghorn reserve is a sloping, treed area, suitable for walking.

City of Gold Coast | Upper Mt Nimmel Road Reserve

Upper Mt Nimmel Road Reserve

Upper Mt Nimmel Road Reserve is an elevated, bushland reserve located in the hinterland suburb of Austinville.

City of Gold Coast | Neranwood Park

Neranwood Park

Recreational park with picnic facilities beside Little Nerang Creek, near Little Nerang Dam.

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