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MACKAY CENTRAL

Including the inner suburbs of West Mackay, South Mackay, East Mackay, Ooralea, Mackay City, Paget and going as far south as Bakers Creek, this district offers residents 128,757m of pathways to explore, including the Cross City Link and Bluewater Trail. There is also an art walk trail, a string of major parks like Queens Park, the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, Canecutters Drive Park and Quota Park, and aquatic facilities like the Mackay ARC and Memorial 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 nice place for a barbecue while the kids enjoy a shaded playground for ages 5 to 9 with sand softfall.

Facilities

  • Play Equipment

Address

2 Ivers Street, Bakers Creek QLD 4740

Comprising three tiered lagoons, the Bluewater Lagoon is a free family-friendly leisure facility overlooking the picturesque Pioneer River in the heart of Mackay's City Centre. A 1.9 metre fence surrounds the facility to provide a secure, safe environment. The softfall in the children’s play area and interactive play equipment was upgraded in late 2020.

This Works for Queensland project is delivering jobs for regional Queensland and was funded by the Queensland Government.

Facilities

  • Aquatic Facility
  • Barbecue
  • Basketball Facility
  • Bike Parking
  • Bubbler
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter
  • Multi-Sport Facility
  • Toilet Facility

Address

River Street, Mackay QLD 4740

Located with picturesque views of the Pioneer River and within walking distance of the Mackay City Centre, this park is small but full of features.  A shaded, softfall playground caters for ages 6 to 12. There is also exercise equipment, barbecues, shelter and picnic tables.

Facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Bike Parking
  • Bubbler
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Play Equipment
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter
  • Toilet Facility

Address

10 River Street, Mackay QLD 4740

A lush parkland with seating and shade – the ideal spot to stop for a rest while riding or walking.

Facilities

  • Bubbler
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter

Address

Various, Mackay QLD 4740

This spacious park is perfect for families and fitness fanatics alike.  Boasting a range of exercise equipment and a variety of play equipment, including an exciting train-inspired playground, to cater for ages 2 to 12.

Facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Bubbler
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Play Equipment
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter

Address

Canecutters Drive, Ooralea QLD 4740

With extensive off-street car parking, numerous sheltered seating areas, barbecues, large expanses of grassed areas, shaded playground for ages 1 to 9 with softfall, scenic views of the blue water Pioneer River and easy access to the Bluewater Lagoon, Caneland Park is ideal for a family outing.  Assorted exercise equipment and shared path network makes it ideal for those looking to stay fit as well.

Facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Bike Parking
  • Bubbler
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Play Equipment
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter

Address

2 Matsuura Drive, Mackay QLD 4740

A lush park with a liberty swing for those in wheelchairs.  Shaded seating and fully enclosed, shaded playground for ages 1 to 9 with rubber softfall caters for families.

Facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Play Equipment
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter

Address

320 Nebo Rd, West Mackay QLD 4740

A little-known suburban park with shaded playground for ages 5 to 9 with sand softfall. A basketball half court and multisport court (hit-up wall) make this an excellent place for families.

Facilities

  • Basketball Facility
  • Bubbler
  • Play Equipment
  • Seating
  • Shelter
  • Multi-Sport Facility

Address

6 Dickens Ave, Ooralea QLD 4740

A spacious suburban park with fully enclosed, shaded playground for ages 2 to 9 with sand softfall.

Facilities

  • Bubbler
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Play Equipment
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter

Address

Fairway Drive, Bakers Creek QLD 4740

A lush suburban park with playground for ages 5 to 9 with sand softfall.  Plenty of green space to play in, shelters and seating.

Facilities

  • Bubbler
  • Play Equipment
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter

Address

1 Hansen Drive, Ooralea QLD 4740

Part of the Cross-City Link, this central park has seating and tables and is a great place to break up a ride, walk or run.

Facilities

  • Seating
  • Picnic Table

Address

George Street, Mackay QLD 4740

A quiet, suburban park with shaded playground for ages 5 to 9 with sand softfall and a basketball facility.

Facilities

  • Basketball Facility
  • Play Equipment
  • Seating
  • Shelter

Address

2 Griffin Street, Mackay QLD 4740

A lovely beach-side park with stacks of parking, barbecues and two beach showers. A shaded, sand softfall playground for ages 5 to 9.

Facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Bubbler
  • Play Equipment
  • Shower
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter

Address

Illawong Drive, South Mackay QLD 4740

This beach-side park includes a fully-fenced, shaded playground with softfall that caters for all-abilities and play equipment for for ages 2 to 12 featuring creative spaces such as a plant maze, a lookout and sand play area.  There is also a cricket pitch and plenty of shade for picnics.

Facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Basketball Facility
  • Bike Parking
  • Bubbler
  • Cricket Facility
  • Play Equipment
  • Shower
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter
  • Toilet Facility

Address

Binnington Esplanade, East Mackay QLD 4740

A centrally located park with war memorials and plenty of established trees for shade.  Lots of seating and shade available for residents looking to enjoy a quiet picnic or lunch break.

Facilities

  • Bike Parking
  • Bubbler
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Toilet Facility

Address

Alfred Street

A popular shaded suburban skate park with shelter and established trees nearby.

Facilities

  • Bubbler
  • Shelter
  • Skate Park

Address

Located opposite KFC, this small park has a picnic table.

Facilities

  • Picnic Table

Address

27 Hinton Street, Mackay QLD 4740

This long, centrally located park is along the Cross-City Link.  It has a partially enclosed, shaded playground for ages 5 to 9 with sand softfall.

Facilities

  • Bubbler
  • Play Equipment
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter

Address

Longair Street, West Mackay QLD 4740

A nice open green space with seating and shelter. Ideal for lunch breaks or just throwing a ball around.

Facilities

  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter

Address

Napier Street, Mackay QLD 4740

This state-of-the-art facility includes a FINA approved 50m pool, a covered 25m pool, as well as a heated 15m programs pool. There is a state-of-the-art athletics track offering all events and disciplines.  There are also extensive outdoor grassed areas for family picnics and get-togethers.

Facilities

  • Bike Parking
  • Multi-Sport Facility

Address

193 Boundary Road, Ooralea QLD 4740

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens showcases the flora of the Central Queensland Coast Bioregion, a diverse area featuring lush tropical rainforests, wide sweeping beaches, mangrove lined waterways and open eucalypt forests. Flora, fauna and food are major features, with the Lagoon's Cafe and Gallery well worth a visit.  Children are not forgotten, with the fully fenced, shaded Under the Banyan Playgarden (with softfall), catering for ages 2 to 12, included just 900 metres from the Visitor Information Centre.

Facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Bubbler
  • Play Equipment
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter
  • Toilet Facility

Address

9 Lagoon Street, West Mackay QLD 4740

A small suburban park with seating and established trees.

Facilities

  • Seating

Address

118 Goldsmith Street, South Mackay

This facility offers you an eight-lane 50m swimming pool and a shallow toddler pool with ample lawn area surrounding the pool.

The Memorial Swim Centre features a range of programs to cater to the needs of our diverse community: swimming and water safety lessons, junior squads, birthday parties and aqua aerobics are all features of this family-friendly centre.

Facilities

  • Aquatic Facility
  • Bike Parking
  • Bubbler
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Play Equipment
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter
  • Toilet Facility

Address

2 Milton Street, Mackay QLD 4740

Famous for being home to the Mackay Society of Model Engineers Model Railway, this park has a great partially enclosed playground with sand softfall for ages 5 to 9.

Facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Bubbler
  • Play Equipment
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter
  • Toilet Facility

Address

Boundary Road, Ooralea QLD 4740

An open green space amongst the industrial area of Paget.  Plenty of established trees provide shade.

Facilities

  • Seating
  • Picnic Table

Address

Connors Road, Paget QLD 4740

An open green space along the Cross-City Link. Seating is provided along the pathway.

Facilities

  • Exercise Equipment
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table

Address

Paradise Street, Mackay QLD 4740

A lovely river-side park with shelters and seating looking out over the blue water Pioneer River.

Facilities

  • Bubbler
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter

Address

River Street, Mackay QLD 4740

Boasting one of the biggest and best playgrounds in the region (shaded, softfall and catering for ages 2 to 12), offering a custom-built 7.5metre skywalk towers that are nestled in the trees, a yarning circle, Orchid House along with plenty of open space and natural beauty.  Queens Park was revitalised in 2020 thanks to $8.8million in funding from the Queensland Government.

Facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Bubbler
  • Cricket Facility
  • Dog Park
  • Play Equipment
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter
  • Toilet Facility

Address

Goldsmith Street, East Mackay QLD 4740

A lovely beach-side park with lots of seating and shelters.  Toilets and a shower are on hand and a softfall playground for ages 2 to 9.

Facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Bubbler
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Play Equipment
  • Shower
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter
  • Toilet Facility

Address

117 Binnington Esplanade, East Mackay

A centrally located park with plenty of seating and toilet facilities.

Facilities

  • Bubbler
  • Seating
  • Shelter
  • Toilet Facility

Address

Sydney Street, Mackay QLD 4740

A small suburban parkland in South Mackay with shelter, picnic table and seating.

Facilities

  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter

Address

Robb Place, Mackay QLD 4740

This freshly upgraded soft-fall playground features a combination play unit, rockers and a tornado swing. The swing has a 360 degree range of motion and is fitted with a basket style seat so it can be used by multiple users.

There is a large shade structure covering the  playground for all-year-round use. The park area also features a basketball half-court, picnic table and bubbler.

Facilities

  • Bubbler
  • Play Equipment
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter

Address

Absolon and Pompey Streets, Mackay QLD 4740

Right on the bank of the Pioneer River, this park has plenty of shade and seating and is perfect for those who enjoy watching the boats while eating lunch or for those resting after a run or ride on the Bluewater Trail.

Facilities

  • Bike Parking
  • Bubbler
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter
  • Toilet Facility

Address

River Street boat ramp, Mackay QLD 4740

This small suburban playground offers a soft-fall playground aimed at ages 2 - 9 years old, tucked away at the back of Souths Leagues Club. Access is via Dimmock Street.

It also has a bench seat to rest your legs, and large, shady trees in the nearby grassed area.

Facilities

  • Play Equipment
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter

Address

Dimmock Street, South Mackay QLD 4740

This suburban park packs a punch with two separate playgrounds aimed at different age groups and features a log swing and large climbing structures.

The park has a toilet block, bubblers, sheltered picnic table and other seating, along with large shady trees and grassed area for picnics.

Facilities

  • Bubbler
  • Play Equipment
  • Seating
  • Picnic Table
  • Shelter
  • Toilet Facility

Address

Schaefer and Gillian Streets, West Mackay QLD 4740

A suburban soft-fall park featuring two playground areas, flying fox, swings, bubbler, seating and a nearby open grassed area with large shady trees. It's great for ages 5 - 9 years old.

Facilities

  • Bubbler
  • Play Equipment
  • Seating
  • Shelter

Address

Kippen Street and Reef Parade, South Mackay QLD 4740

A small parkland in the City Centre where you can sit and enjoy lunch or some sunshine.

Facilities

  • Seating

Address

Wood Street, Mackay 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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