Maroochydore Rotary Park in Maroochydore | Picturesque Riverside Park
Located along the Maroochydore River near Cotton Tree, Maroochydore Rotary Park is a popular picnic and BBQ location.
Maroochydore Rotary Park – The Fun
With beautiful views and river access, Maroochydore Rotary Park is a good-sized park with grassy open areas shaded by trees, as well as electric barbeques and covered picnic tables that provide plenty of space to celebrate birthdays or special occasions. There are two playgrounds for the kids to enjoy, with a variety of play equipment suitable for Brisbane Kids of all ages. In the older and larger playground younger children will have fun on the swings, slide, bouncy seesaw and rockers or digging in the sand. Bigger kids can scale the climbing structure, swing from the monkey bars or get dizzy on the spinning stick. Separated by a path and tress, the newer boat themed playground features a boathouse style structure with slide and climbing frame as well as a really cool wooden boat that kids can climb into. There is also a dry ‘river’ running through the middle with small bridge crossing and large rocks to climb and balance on. With easy access to the river, the calm water is the perfect place to have a splash and cool off on a hot day or take your fishing rods and cast a line out on the small jetty. At the heart of Maroochydore Rotary Park is a war memorial honouring the courage, loyalty, mateship and sacrifice of service men and women.
Your Brisbane Kids will have fun imaging they are sailing the high seas in the wooden ship searching for treasure or sea monsters. The boathouse offers the perfect vantage point to look out for pirates, as does the top of the climbing structure. Little explorers can clamber over the large rocks along the dry riverbed or watch out for crocodiles under the wooden bridge. There is also plenty of opportunity for imaginative play in the larger playground with areas where children can set up shop.
Special Needs Factor at Maroochydore Rotary Park
Street parking is available along The Esplanade and there are paths from the street, in and around the playgrounds, toilets and along the river. Both playgrounds are sand base and there are no paths leading directly to play equipment in the larger playground but there is access to play equipment in the boat-themed playground. The liberty swing next to the larger playground that can be accessed by key via the Maroochydore Library at 42 Sixth Avenue, Cotton Tree (Monday-Saturday, 9.00am – 5.00pm). A large unisex toilet block with a disabled toilet is located in the middle of the park close to the playgrounds. Be sure to take sunscreen and a hat as only the larger playground is shaded by shade sails. While the playgrounds are unfenced they are set on the riverside of the park and there is a wide path between the playground and river allowing space to catch up any youngster that might wander off.
Maroochydore Rotary Park – The Facts
- Sand and softfall base
- Partly shaded by shade sails and trees
- Toilets with disabled access
- Liberty swing
- Bouncy rockers
- Balance equipment and spinning stick
- Monkey bars
- Fort structures
- Wooden ship structure
- Climbing structure
- Rocks – stepping stones
- Dry ‘Creek’
- Covered picnic tables
- Street parking
- River Access
- Jetty for fishing
The Esplanade, Maroochydore.
This park review was updated in 2015.