Grahame Stewart Park at Currimundi | Sprawling Sunshine Coast playground
Currimundi, on the Sunshine Coast, is a kids’ paradise. There’s a beautiful surf beach, calm-water lake, walking tracks, as well as the excellent playground and bike tracks at Grahame Stewart Park.
The fun to be had
When you need a break from the beach, grab the kids’ bikes or scooters and head to the Graham Stewart Park. There’s so much to do there, that you could spend a whole morning or afternoon at this park. Families can picnic, barbeque, cycle, climb, spin, swing, slide and run at this wonderful park that offers something for all ages and abilities. The mini traffic track is a big drawcard and allows kids to ride and scooter off the busy coastal bike tracks that can be problematic in managing with kids (especially if they are just learning).
A playground makeover has seen the installation of even more exciting play equipment including a wheelspin, pod swing, sand digger, a variety of play panels and even a playhouse as an invitation for rich creative play.
Imagination factor at the playground
At the Grahame Stewart Park, your little one can be a train driver, mountain climber, or police officer directing traffic, depending on which section of the playground they’ are playing in. The themed playground equipment is perfect for promoting imaginative play and keeping kids busy for hours.
Grahame Stewart Park – Special Needs
Kids with special needs are accommodated at this park, with flat paths that connect the different playground areas, and a high-back disability-friendly swing (note: this is not a Liberty Swing). The junior playground has been updated so that children with special needs can play alongside their friends with easy access to the play equipment. The secret to this playground is in the set up of play, designed to help kids develop both their social and motor skills without even realising. With bucket and pulley systems, sand play and a host of other reactive play, Proludic playground makers should be congratulated on their thoughtful design and construction.
Toilet facilities are also located within Grahame Stewart Park. Shelters with picnic tables, water fountains and barbeques make picnicking in the park easy. Plenty of parking is available.
Grahame Stewart Park – The Facts
- Fully fenced and partly shaded playground
- Chip bark, sand and concrete base
- Toilet facilities
- Fort with slides
- Double width slide
- Buckets, pulleys and sieves
- Climbing frames
- Swings, including a high-back disability-friendly swing
- Train play equipment
- Traffic track with signs and obstacles (unshaded)
- Basketball court
- Large green space for ball games, including cricket pitch
- Water fountains and rubbish bins
- Shelter sheds with picnic tables
- Plenty of parking available
Grahame Stewart Park is located at Croydon Avenue, Currimundi. Another great park on the Sunshine Coast is the Bells Reach Playground at Caloundra.
More for kids at Currimundi Lake and Surf Beach
Only a short walk or ride from the Grahame Stewart Park is the beautiful Currimundi Lake and Surf Beach.
This spot has it all for families – shady trees which hang over the beach (it doesn’t matter if you forget the beach umbrella!), calm and mostly shallow water for paddling in, and a vast expanse of sand for digging in.
As you gaze out over the lake, you’ll see families rowing boats, canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and swimming. If you don’t have your own equipment, you can hire kayaks and stand up paddle boards from Kite Thrills, a surf shop situated right on the beach front. Beginners can follow the Currimundi Lake Canoe Trail for a peaceful paddle up the lake.
The lake is also a popular fishing spot, and you may be lucky enough to snag a whiting or bream. Bring a yabby pump to catch fresh bait. The kids will enjoy catching sand, mud and hermit crabs and small fish in nets and buckets.
When the tide is going out, a sandy island forms in the middle of the lake. It’s a great spot for a game of beach cricket or to throw a Frisbee around with friends.
The lake flows out into the ocean and there is a surf beach for those who like to boogie board or swim in the waves. On weekends and school holidays, the surf beach is patrolled by lifesavers.
Click here to read our complete review of Currimundi Lake and Surf Beach.