Beth Boyd Park Thorneside

yellow sand play equipment in beth boyd park thorneside

Beth Boyd Park at Thorneside is a lovely seaside playground with lots of opportunity to play together with the facilities for a wonderful memory-making picnic. For parents seeking coffee, there is also a cluster of cafes across the road from the park. 

Beth Boyd Park playground

Beth Boyd Park is a gorgeous Thornside park that sits alongside the Moreton Bay seaside.  It is a wonderful destination playground for kids, the play area is spaced out generously, is sand-based and offers a variety of activities that will cater for all ages.  There is a sandy beach volleyball court, fitness area, two hill slides, a basketball quarter court and many different play spaces to choose between. 

The playground features a large boat-shaped climbing structure that faces out to the sea, a shaded obstacle fort with a climbing tunnel, slides and a bridge, and a large pedal bike ride that older kids will love too.  There are plenty of swings and a great sand and water play table.  The park also offers a bike path that meanders alongside the sea and when the tide is out families can enjoy walking out along the sand flat towards the water. A popular sand digger sits within the playground offering earth moving experience for younger Brisbane kids and on windy days it is not uncommon to see kites being flown across the green lawned areas. 

Imagination Factor

Brisbane Kids can use the ship-shaped fort for lots of pirate-themed imaginative play pretending to be on the high seas searching for treasure. Beth Boyd Park is surrounded by sand and water and so there is plenty of opportunity for sand and water play and you could bring along some matchbox cars or diggers to make the most of this feature through the creation of sand cities and the like. Depending on the tide, the shoreline will also reveal soldier crabs at different times which can be a fun novelty for sea loving children. 


This park is not especially suited to kids of special needs though it does present a fairly flat ground for wheelchairs. There are disabled toilet facilities, it is unfenced and near water. Suited to kids of all ages.

Locals tip: Take mosquito spray a depending on the season, midges can prove a nuisance. 

Beth Boyd Park features

  • Accessible Toilets 
  • Change room facilities for swimming
  • Outdoor shower
  • Boat playground by the water
  • 2 Covered play areas
  • Beach volleyball court
  • Basketball half-court
  • Hill Slides
  • 2 FREE electric BBQ’s
  • Plenty of shade
  • Unfenced
  • Shaded eating areas
  • Fitness equipment
  • Water bubbler and rubbish bin
  • Bike paths & bike racks
  • Can be quite muddy by the waters edge
  • Plenty of off-street parking on John Street and an additional carpark on Mooroondu Road
  • Parks nearby include Lota Park and Manly Park

Beth Boyd Park is located on the corner of John Street and Mooroondu Road in Thorneside.

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