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Including the suburbs of North Mackay, Mount Pleasant, Mackay Harbour, Slade Point, Glenella, Erakala, Beaconsfield and Andergrove, this district offers those who walk, run or ride a total of 145,923m of paths, including some picturesque walkways along the Gooseponds, Harbour Beach and at the Kommo Toera Trail. Those who appreciate a great view and like to get their heart rate up, can head up High Street in North Mackay to the Rotary Lookout to take in a beautiful view of the coastline. Slade Point is also home to the famous Slade Point Water Tower and Lamberts Beach Lookout, making it the perfect place to visit with your camera.
There are also plenty of pristine parks well worth exploring, including Mulherin Park at the Harbour, John Breen Memorial Park at the Gooseponds and Northview Park in Glenella. Also well worth a visit are the Sugar Bowl Mackay in North Mackay, a national-level skate park, and the Pioneer Swim Centre.
Browse the parks below or use the navigation tool above to plan your next outing and then get outdoors, explore and discover a suburb near you!
A spacious, lush, tranquil suburban parkland with a shaded, softfall playground that caters for ages 5 to 9. With extensive tree canopy, this park is a great spot for a picnic after climbing the nearby Rotary Lookout.
A swing within the community hall fenced area.
- Play Equipment
Bedford Road, Andergrove QLD 4740
A unique suburban park, ideal for a barbeque or picnic while the kids enjoy a shaded playground for ages 5 to 9 with sand softfall. Relax while you stroll through 10ha of beautiful bushland.
Council has a master plan to guide exciting developments at this park, and with the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program contributing about $2 million, stage one of development kicked off in 2022. Visit www.connectingmackay.com.au/woodlands to learn more.
A suburban park with seating in the shade of lush trees and a shaded playground for ages 5 to 9 with sand softfall. Lots of open grassland, including cricket pitch, nearby for sports and play.
Large oval for athletics. Seating and plenty of trees providing shade makes for comfortable spectating.
- Picnic Table
Wren Street, Slade Point QLD 4740
A small, quiet parkland with some seating.
Hicks Road, Glenella
A great park for those looking to get back to nature. Provides access to a lovely walking trail through the nearby bush and has seating and shelter.
- Picnic Table
- Toilet Facility
Andergrove QLD 4740
A magnificent walking track that allows you to meander under the shade of towering Melaleuca trees to observe a distinctly unique wetland ecosystem. Insect repellent is extremely advisable as this area has a prominent mosquito population.
This centrally-located park is perfect for families and fitness fanatics alike. Boasting a range of exercise equipment, being close to the Pioneer Swim Centre, a skatebowl, roller hockey training facility and cricket pitch, there’s plenty of ways to stay fit. For the children, there is a partially enclosed, shaded playground, catering for ages 1 to 12, with both sand and softfall.
A little-known suburban park with basketball facility and modern, shaded play equipment for ages 2 to 9 with sand softfall.
- Basketball Facility
- Play Equipment
- Picnic Table
43 Logan Crescent, Erakala
16 Jasmine Street, Andergrove QLD 4740
This large, open suburban park has a multi-sport facility and shaded playground for ages 2 to 9 with sand softfall. There is plenty of grassed space for sports or play.
With extensive off-street car parking, numerous sheltered seating areas, barbecues, large expanses of grassed areas, playgrounds for ages 1 to 9 – including a fenced, shaded playground with softfall – and the Surf Club located nearby, this beach-side park is ideal for a family outing.
The perfect place for a family outing, Old Mulherin park is home to an excellent softfall playground aimed at ages 2 to 9. There is also plenty of greenspace, shelter, barbecues, toilet facilities and plenty of shade trees. The highlight though would be the giant concrete characters, such as the crocodile, Snoopy and giant shoe.
This exceptional-looking community facility is a great spot to take in the spectacular views of Mackay city, especially once the sun sets! The roof structure of the lookout has an in-built light show at night.
In 2020, the lookout was brought to life again with a $1.42m upgrade, jointly funded by Mackay Regional Council and the Queensland Government under the Building Our Regions program.
Featuring an impressive fully-fenced, shaded play unit with two, three-story, interconnected climbing towers measuring 7.6metre in height, plenty of undercover areas and assorted play equipment to cater for ages 2 to 12 - Northview is a favourite amongst Mackay families.
A more recent addition includes a lighted full-size basketball court able to be enjoyed day and night.
This park has been supported by the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program.
The Pioneer Swim Centre features a range of programs to cater to the needs of our diverse community. This facility offers you an eight-lane 50m swimming pool with ample lawn area surrounding the pool and a barbecue for the whole family to enjoy. There is also a shaded 15m by 8m toddler pool with interactive water play equipment.
Located near the picturesque Lamberts Beach Lookout, Ram Chandra Park is a lovely beach-side park with stacks of parking, picnic tables, barbecues and three beach showers. A shaded sand softfall playground caters for ages 5 to 9.
This open space parkland has lots of grassy areas, footpaths and a shelter with picnic table and seating. It features an under covered children’s soft-fall playground aimed at 5 – 9 years old.
- Play Equipment
- Picnic Table
Sturt Crescent, Erakala QLD 4740
Slade Point Nature Reserve is one of the last remaining areas of coastal dunes and paperbark wetlands in the Mackay region. There is an off-road 3.1km reserve bushwalk circuit, suitable for children. Here you will walk through Moreton Bay ash forest, weeping paperbarks and grasslands.
There is a shelter, bubbler and seating. Access is via the southern end of Lambert's Beach, at the end of Pacific Esplanade, Slade Point.
This state-of-the-art facility features a three-metre competition bowl, intermediate bowl and a street run almost 80metres long. Sugar Bowl Mackay was designed with a community focus and features a full-size multi-sports court, informal grassed play area, climbing wall, parkour equipment, nature play area, ping pong, barbecue and picnic areas, for those who don't skate.
The $2.2 million project was jointly funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and council.
A fully enclosed soft-fall playground with picnic table, seating, bubbler, shelter and barbecue facilities. Aimed at 5 - 9 years of age. The area is surrounded by lush trees, providing plenty of shade.
A pretty nature strip overlooking the creek at Slade Point, this area is surrounded by shady Melaleuca and palm trees and features a barbecue, shelter, bubbler, picnic table and beach shower.
A suburban park with swings, basketball hoop and bike racks. It provides a picnic table with seating, shelter, bubbler and male/female and disabled toilets. It's located nearby the Andergrove Community Hall and convenient stores.
A large open space area with bicycle racks.
- Bike Parking
Cutler and Nicklin drives, Andergrove QLD 4740
Disclaimer: All information and details included on this website were correct and current as at June 2021. It is expected to be regularly updated with information and mapping details every three months.
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