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Park Finder

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Parks remain open with visitors encouraged to take recommended health and social distancing precautions.

Sports fields and parks are open for general use and public outdoor gatherings with a maximum of 10 people including yourself and members of your household.

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 | Owen Park

Owen Park

A sports park with multiple sports fields. Download and view a map of the sport fields layout.

City of Gold Coast | Matron & Sister Higman Park

Matron & Sister Higman Park

A small park with croquet fields.

City of Gold Coast | Musgrave Park

Musgrave Park

Open green space, trees to relax under and facilities, including a playground, await in this local park. A great park for dogs with an off leash area.

City of Gold Coast | Mitchell Park

Mitchell Park

Recreation park, including an off-leash dog exercise area.

City of Gold Coast | Wally Fankhauser Sports Park

Wally Fankhauser Sports Park

A sports park with two ovals and barbecue facilities.


City of Gold Coast | Apple Tree Park

Apple Tree Park

Apple Tree Park on Springbrook mountain forms part of the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk and is just one of many entry points. Find links to maps and photos on this page.

City of Gold Coast | Springbrook Conservation Area

Springbrook Conservation Area

Take in the spectacular views from the plateau while walking through pristine rainforest, past waterfalls and crystal clear creeks.

City of Gold Coast | Purlingbrook Conservation Area

Purlingbrook Conservation Area

Purlingbrook Conservation Area is located in Springbrook National Park and is home to the magnificent Purling Brook Falls.

City of Gold Coast | Bilborough Park

Bilborough Park

An elevated, bushy reserve located on Springbrook Plateau.

City of Gold Coast | Springbrook Centenary Parklands

Springbrook Centenary Parklands

Home to Springbrook Hall and the Rural Fire Brigade, Springbrook Centenary Parklands offer a playground, basketball / tennis courts and a skate park.

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