If you want to get fitter and stronger for free while soaking up some of the best vistas in the region, the opportunity could be just around the corner.
Did you know the Sunshine Coast is home to 55 exercise parks, all provided and maintained by Council?
Whether you would like to do some resistance training, warm up with a cardio routine, improve your balance, shoot hoops or play cricket, there’s something for everyone – and a venue could be closer than you think.
So instead of hitting the snooze button, how about hitting one of the Coast’s many exercise parks.
Below are a few great options we’ve compiled from around the region.
Kings Beach Park
Part of the natural and unique Kings Beach Park and Community Precinct, this exercise park has more to offer than a great work out. With a view of the ocean and connecting to the Coastal Pathway network, you’ll enjoy a workout with stunning ocean views.
Bring the kids along to play in the park nearby while you enjoy a strength-based workout.
Amenities: Toilets, drinking fountains, showers, adjacent playground, barbecues, shelter and picnic tables.
Location: Ormande Terrace, Kings Beach
Moondara Park, Wurtulla
Situated on a quiet canal, Moondara Park has two exercise stations offering a variety of workout options for strength, cardio and mobility training.
Enjoy the canal views as you work out and then extend your exercise with a walk or run along the nearby Coastal Pathway. Moondara Park offers plenty of natural shade, picnic tables, open grassed area and a children’s playground.
Amenities: Playground, barbecues, shelter and picnic tables.
Location: Corner of Moondara Drive and Park Haven Drive, Wurtulla.
Little Mountain Common Park
There is nothing little about Little Mountain Common Park as this district park has so much more to offer than the strength and cardio exercise equipment. Bring the family along and enjoy a game of basketball on the half court, cricket on the oval, skate park, playground and learn to ride track.
Bring your furry friend and enjoy the large fenced off-leash dog exercise park.
Amenities: picnic tables, barbecues, drinking fountain, shelters and toilets.
Location: Raintree Boulevard, Little Mountain
Harmony Boulevard Park
No excuses to skip your workout when you’re at Harmony Boulevard Park. With easy-to-follow instructions and demonstrations available by scanning the QR code as well as offering a variety of exercises to build strength and improve balance for all fitness levels.
This new park provides natural shade and several large open grassed areas to extend your workout. Including separate playgrounds, table tennis tables and picnic tables under shelters. Follow the pathway to connect to Harmony Boulevard South Park for another playground and open grassed area.
Also include link to Harmony Boulevard Park. (this is where the exercise equipment node is located).
Amenities: playground, shelter and picnic tables.
Location: Greenview Terrace, Palmview.
Mapleton Lilyponds Park
Nestled within a short walk from the heart of Mapleton come and enjoy a secluded workout on specialist aerobic workout equipment.
Get into some quad extensions, push-ups, pivot bench press, leg press and the aerobic walker.
Your workout will fly by surrounded by beautiful gardens, natural shade whilst overlooking the picturesque ponds. After your workout enjoy the scenery of the Lily Ponds by taking a stroll around the connecting pathways through the park and spot the plentiful birdlife.
Another great park to bring the whole family as you will also find a playground, flying fox, fenced off-leash dog park, barbecue facilities and a large grassed area.
Amenities: Toilets, barbecues, shelter, picnic tables, playground and dog off-leash area.
Location: Delicia Road, Mapleton
Discover more of the Coast’s exercise parks by searching for “exercise equipment” via the Beaches and Parks Directory.
Prefer to exercise with group fitness? Local residents can be part of Council’s Healthy Sunshine Coast program for less than a cup of coffee* and embark on a healthier and happier lifestyle with group fitness classes, yoga, nutrition presentations, mindfulness sessions, and much more. Visit Council’s website for more information.
*Classes range from $10 General fee or $5 with a Health Care/Pensioner card.
Our Sunshine Coast community has access to:
- 1180 recreation parks and open spaces
- 45 kilometres of beaches and foreshore
- 323 barbecues
- 1,345 shelters
- 379 playgrounds
- 28 skate parks
- 45 dog exercise areas
- 73 basketball courts
- 55 exercise equipment nodes in parks
- 178 showers
- 366 drinking fountains
- 200 public amenities