The Best Playgrounds in Maroochydore

Cotton Tree Playground
Source: sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

There are so many playgrounds on the sunshine coast for your after school or weekend visit. Aside from adventure in having fun in its ocean waves and natural beauty, the coast stretching Maroochydore beach is complete with recreation parks and open spaces on one end. Your family can enjoy a warm day playing and exploring in these playgrounds. With over 360 playgrounds, we listed five of the best in Queensland that all age groups can enjoy.

Cotton Tree Playground

Cotton Tree Park Playground is next to the Maroochy River near the river mouth, with fantastic views across the shallow and tranquil waters. The playground picks up on this setting by incorporating the coastal theme throughout the equipment.

The park is also shared with a 50m swimming pool, board hire, war memorial and community groups enjoying the serenity.

Amenities

  • Unfenced playground
  • Sandy river access
  • Toilet facilities
  • Off-street and street parking
  • Local cafes, takeaway shops and restaurants
  • Barbecues
  • Picnic tables
  • Basketball facilities
  • Table tennis tables

Location

Located on The Esplanade at Maroochydore, just off Duporth Avenue.

Mooloolaba Adventure playground

You couldn’t ask for a playground with a better view nestled in the centre of Mooloolaba’s best cafes and restaurants. Positioned right on the boardwalk at Mooloolaba, the path leads all the way up to Cotton Tree. This playground is one of the newest on the coast. Our kids have spent endless hours playing on the facility while we lounge in the BBQ area or relax on the beach. 

Amenities

  • picnic table
  • barbecues
  • shelter
  • toilets

Location

Mooloolaba boardwalk, just off Mooloolaba Esplanade road.

Nelson Park

This fully-fenced playground is a local favourite. Nestled amongst the duck ponds is a sand-floored playground that little ones will love. There are swings, slides, a fireman pole, a walking bridge and a mini boat for the children imaginative play.

Amenities

  • picnic table
  • barbecues
  • shelter
  • toilets

Location

Katoa Street, Alexandra Headland

Pierce Park, Maroochydore

This park has recently been revamped and now has a great fort structure, a new climbing net, a balance ring, swings, and rockers. We’ve spent countless hours at this park, and we think the best thing about this playground is the epic snakes and ladders game where the kids are both the players and the pieces! There’s a wheel to spin so they’ll keep themselves entertained for a while so us parents can relax and enjoy a coffee from one of the many cafe’s around.

Amenities

  • Fort structure
  • Climbing net
  • 5 Slides
  • Rocks – for climbing & stepping stones
  • Balance ring
  • Swings
  • Bouncy rocker
  • Giant Snakes and Ladders game
  • Picnic tables
  • 2 barbecues
  • Beach access
  • Toilets

Location

Along Alexandra Parade, right next door to the Maroochydore Beach Holiday Park.