Need somewhere for kids to burn off energy after school?

Council provides many spaces for affordable active fun for all the family.

Cool off with a dip at a Council pool or head to a patrolled beach, roll into a skate park or BMX track, slide into a new playspace, cycle along a foreshore or hit a ball at one of many free to use tennis courts.

Cool off at a patrolled beach or pool

Council patrols 15 coastal beaches and one ocean pool complex being The Grant McBride Baths at The Entrance. From now until the end of the summer season (25 April 2022) our 15 patrolled beaches will have lifeguards/lifesavers working from 9am-5pm. Discover a new beach.

Take a dip in a pool at Woy Woy’s Peninsula Leisure Centre, Gosford Pool, Toukley Aquatic Centre or Wyong Pool. For more information on each facility, go to our Leisure Centres, Gyms and Pools web page.

boy coming out of water slide

view of Ocean Beach Umina from Lifeguard tower

New playspaces to explore

Looking for a new playspace? Here’s a shortlist of Council’s latest playspace builds and upgrades to check out:

  • Copacabana, Susan Fahey Park (Pueblo St) – district level playspace
  • Green Point, Sun Valley Park, (Corner Sun Valley Rd and Dalgety Cres) – regional level playspace
  • Gwandalan, Tunkuwallin Oval, (Kanangra Drive) – district level playspace
  • San Remo, John Pete Howard Reserve (Liamena Ave), district level playspace
  • Umina Beach (Australia Ave) – local playspace, Umina Beach
  • Umina Beach Vernon Park (Ryans Rd) – local playspace
  • Budgewoi, Halekulani Oval Playspace (Arnold Cl) – local playspace
  • Woy Woy, Anderson Park Playspace (The Boulevarde) – local playspace
  • Gwandalan, South Eastern Park (Corner of Fairwater Drive and Peninsular Drive) – local playspace

For full list of Council managed playspaces across the Central Coast go to Council’s Playspace Strategy.

Sun Valley playspace, Green Point. photo credit: Blake Stretton, Gittoes Real Estate

plasypace equipment

Tunkuwallin Oval District Playspace Gwandalan

Photos (Left to Right) : Sun Valley Park playspace, Green Point (photo credit: Blake Stretton, Gittoes Real Estate); Susan Fahey Park playspace, Copacabana; Tunkuwallin Oval playspace, Gwandalan

Free to use Tennis Courts

Council manages 30 tennis facilities across the Central Coast which are run by either Council or clubs and community groups.

The following tennis courts remain open, unlocked and free for public use:

  • Saratoga and District Sport and Recreation Association
  • Patonga Beach Tennis and Sports Club
  • Mannering Park
  • Lake Munmorah
  • Kulnura Tennis Club
  • Colongra, Koala Park
  • Killarney Vale
  • Kariong Tennis Club
  • Blue Haven Tennis Courts

For full list and details of all tennis courts.

Boy playing tennis

Roll into a skate park or BMX track

Council manages 25 skate parks and 4 BMX facilities on the Central Coast, with varying features and suited to a range of skill levels.

If you haven’t already had a spin on the recent redeveloped facilities at Narara Skate Park and Terrigal BMX Track – check them out!

Find out where your nearest skate park or BMX track is located on the Central Coast.

Terrigal BMX track

Narara Skate Park December 2021

photos: (L) Terrigal BMX Track, (R) Narara Skate Park

Popular family friendly bike paths

  • Brisbane Water foreshore, Woy Woy to Point Claire (The Boulevarde, Woy Woy to Fagans Park, Jirrah Ave Point Claire)
  • Budgewoi foreshore (Edgewater Park, Narambi Rd, Buff Point and finishes at John Peter Howard Reserve, 56W Liamena Ave, San Remo.)
  • Canton Beach foreshore (Moss Ave, Toukley to Canton Beach Community Park and Playground, Cnr Belbowrie St and Beach Pde, Canton Beach)
  • Chittaway Bay to Berkeley Vale (Chittaway Bay Lions Park, Cnr Lakedge Ave and Thomas Walker Dr, Chittaway Bay, to Ewen Howlett Reserve, Lakedge Ave, Berkeley Vale)
  • Ettalong to Ocean Beach (Ferry Rd, Ettalong to Ocean Beach, Trafalgar Ave, Umina)
  • Gosford Waterfront (Lions Park, Masons Pde to Dane Drive Brian McGowan Bridge)
  • Tuggerah Lake foreshore (eastern side) – The Entrance to Long Jetty (Saltwater Reserve Park, Tuggerah Pde)
  • Woy Woy waterfront (The Boulevarde through to Macmasters Rd)

Don’t forget your helmet and to give way to pedestrians when using shared paths.

Bike riding at Long Jetty Tuggerah Lake

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