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The Fraser Coast is well known for its pristine beaches and annual Whale Watching Season, but did you know we have some pretty amazing parks? And along with our beautiful winter weather now is the best time to get out in the sun and enjoy them.

We’ve come up with a fantastic list of some of Hervey Bay’s most popular parks, check it out.

All Abilities Playground

The Seafront All Abilities Playground is one of 16 developed as part of the state government's Queensland All Abilities Playground Project – enabling participation in play.

The playground features a wide variety of accessible, inclusive play equipment and experiences, including a custom-built shipwreck, a swirling maze and swings to suit all abilities.

The 4000m2 site is set on the edge of Pialba Beach.

It also offers a sheltered barbecue, accessible toilet facilities, a car park with disabled bays and decorative pathways and gardens throughout.

Apex Park Pialba

Fully fenced which provides protection from the busy Esplanade road, Apex Park is home of the pirate ship and climbing whale. With shade, other playground equipment, toilets and picnic tables, this park will keep the kids entertained for a while.

Areca Drive Park

Areca Drive Park is just one of the many family friendly parks available on the Fraser Coast. The .8 acre park includes a children’s playground complete with swings and a basketball hoop. A picnic table and picnic shelter are also available for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. As the name suggests, Areca Drive Park is located on Areca Drive in Kawungan.

Arkarra Lagoons

Walk along timber boardwalks through one of the last remaining remnants of littoral vine forest or watch the ducks, fish and turtles in the lagoons.

The Arkarra Lagoons can be found on Panorama Drive, Dundowran.

Barramundi Drive Park

Barramundi Drive Park is just one of the many family friendly parks available on the Fraser Coast. The 2.2 acre park includes a children’s playground complete with swings and adventure set. A picnic table, picnic shelter and BBQ are also available for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. As the name suggests, Barramundi Drive Park is located on Barramundi Drive in Burrum Heads.

Bayridge Heights Park

Bayridge Heights Park is just one of the many family friendly parks available on the Fraser Coast. The 3.3 acre park includes a playground, shelter and a picnic table setting which is available for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. As the name suggests, Bayridge Heights Park is located on Bayridge Heights Drive in Nikenbah.

Booral Reserve

Booral Reserve boasts 60.54 acres of remnant open forest, rainforest, shell middens and koalas.

Booral Reserve is located at Allerton and Mathieson Roads, Booral

Boyle Martin Landing Site

A memorial to Hervey Bay's founder has been built on the same beach where he came ashore more than 150 years ago. Mr Martin, his wife Sarah and their infant son rowed from Maryborough to Hervey Bay in 1863 and became the first European settlers to the area.

In 2013, the council officially named the area of the foreshore where they landed the 'Boyle Martin Landing'. The park at the Beach Road roundabout now features a prominent memorial to Boyle Martin.

Boyle Martin came here to harvest the timber, so it was relevant that the memorial incorporated timber.

Butchulla Seasonal Garden

Responding to the slightest environmental changes and signs, the Butchulla moved around their country, taking only what they needed and ensuring there would always be enough for the next season and for future generations. Each clan, or family group had their own hunting and fishing area to use and maintain. In the Pre-Colonisation times fish and shellfish were much larger and all species of wildlife were more abundant.

Take a walk through this garden and learn more about the close connection between Butchulla dhaanban (people) and their djaa (country).

Dayman Park

Located at the end of Dayman Street, Urangan, this park offers BBQ and picnic facilities, a playground with climbing net and plenty of space to kick a ball around.

Dayman Park offers great views of Fraser Island, the marina and the Great Sandy Strait.

Within the park is a hall available for hire for private functions.

Ernie Organ Park

The Hervey Bay foreshore is the jewel in the region’s crown, and there is no better place than Ernie Organ Park to enjoy it. With an extensive playground and large shade trees, the park is a great place for family groups. Seating, shelters and shade are available.

Nielsen Park

The Hervey Bay foreshore is the jewel in the region’s crown, and there is no better place than Nielsen Park to enjoy it. The park’s paved footpaths make it accessible to people of all ages. The undercover picnic shelter is complimented by onsite barbecue facilities, public toilets, picnic tables and a playground. Nielsen Park is located on the Hervey Bay Esplanade in Torquay.

Parklands

Parklands is just one of the many family friendly parks available on the Fraser Coast. The park includes a sheltered children’s playground complete with an adventure set. Seating is also available for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. Parklands is located on Doolong South Road, Nikenbah.

Pier Park

The Hervey Bay foreshore is the jewel in the region’s crown, and there is no better place than Pier Park to enjoy it. This park is a perfect accompaniment to the iconic Urangan Pier. A great place to walk off a meal from one of the nearby restaurants, the park has been landscaped with elements of the natural environment in mind and has become a backdrop for public artworks.

Ron Beaton Park

The Hervey Bay foreshore is the jewel in the region’s crown, and there is no better place than Ron Beaton Park to enjoy it. The park’s paved footpaths make it accessible to people of all ages. The undercover picnic shelter offers fantastic views of our beatific beach and is complimented by onsite barbecue facilities, public toilets and picnic tables. Ron Beaton Park is located on the Esplanade in Hervey Bay.

Scarness Foreshore Park

The Hervey Bay foreshore is the jewel in the region’s crown, and there is no better place than Scarness Foreshore Park to enjoy it. The park’s paved footpaths make it accessible to people of all ages. The undercover picnic shelter offers fantastic views of our beatific beach and is complimented by onsite barbecue facilities, public toilets and picnic tables. Scarness Foreshore Park is located on the Hervey Bay Esplanade in Scarness.

Seafront Oval

Over the years, the Seafront Oval has played host to a variety of events, from festivals to charity cricket matches and everything in between. The 2.77acre site boasts a full sized sports field. Additional facilities include an undercover stage, public toilets, sheltered picnic table, BBQ, Skate ramp and a basketball half court. The Seafront Oval can be found on the Esplanade, Pialba.

The Pines

Named after the cypress pines within the park, the Pines is located at the end of Beach Road on the Esplanade. Close to the CBD, the Pines offers a great place to eat lunch, have a BBQ with the family and let the kids play in the playground, all with a fantastic outlook over Hervey Bay.

Toogoom community playground

Toogoom community playground is just one of the many family friendly parks available on the Fraser Coast. The 3.6 acre park includes a children’s playground complete with swings and adventure set. Public toilets and seating is also available for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. Toogoom community playground is located on Kingfisher Parade in Toogoom.

The list of parks for the Fraser Coast is extensive and would take hours to compile the full list, but you can always see the Fraser Coast Council website for a list of every single park in the Fraser Coast. Click here to go directly to their list.