Need a place where the kids can burn off energy after school?
The Council offers plenty of space for affordable active entertainment for the whole family.
Cool off with a dip in a Council pool or head to a supervised beach, roll around a skate park or BMX track, slide through a new play area, cycle along a foreshore or hit a ball on one of the many free tennis courts.
Cool off on a supervised beach or pool
The council patrols 15 coastal beaches and an ocean pool complex, the Grant McBride Baths at the entrance. From now until the end of the summer season (April 25, 2022), our 15 supervised beaches will be supervised from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Discover a new beach.
Dive into a pool at Woy Woy’s Peninsula Leisure Centre, Gosford Pool, Toukley Aquatic Center or Wyong Pool. For more information on each establishment, go to our Recreation Centers, Gyms and Swimming Pools Web Page.
New play spaces to explore
Looking for a new play space? Here’s a shortlist of the latest Council Playground releases and upgrades for you to check out:
- Copacabana, Susan Fahey Park (Pueblo St) – district level play space
- Green Point, Sun Valley Park, (Corner Sun Valley Rd and Dalgety Cres) – regional level play area
- Gwandalan, Tunkuwallin’s Oval(Kanangra Drive) – district-level play space
- San Remo, John Pete Howard Reserve (Liamena Ave), district level playground
- Umina Beach (Australia Ave) – local playground, Umina Beach
- Umina Beach Vernon Park (Ryans Rd) – local playground
- Budgewoi, Halekulani Oval Playspace (Arnold Cl) – local play space
- Woy Woy, Anderson Park Playspace (The Boulevarde) – local play space
- Gwandalan, South Eastern Park (corner of Fairwater Drive and Peninsular Drive) – local playground
For the full list of Council-run play spaces on the Central Coast, go to Board game space strategy.
Photos (left to right): Sun Valley Park Playground, Green Point (photo credit: Blake Stretton, Gittoes Real Estate); Susan Fahey Park playground, Copacabana; Tunkuwallin Oval Playground, Gwandalan
Free to use the tennis courts
The council operates 30 tennis facilities on the Central Coast which are operated either by the council or by clubs and community groups.
The following tennis courts remain open, unlocked and free for public use:
- Saratoga and District Sports and Recreation Association
- Patonga Beach Tennis and Sports Club
- Manning Park
- Munmorah Lake
- Kulnura Tennis Club
- Colongra, koala park
- Killarney Valley
- Kariong Tennis Club
- Blue Haven Tennis Courts
Ride in a skate park or BMX track
The council runs 25 skate parks and 4 BMX facilities on the Central Coast, with features that vary and cater to a range of skill levels.
photos: (L) Terrigal BMX Track, (R) Narara Skate Park
Popular family bike routes
- 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 ends at John Peter Howard Preserve, 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 (east side) – The entrance to the long pier (Salt Water Preserve Park, Tuggerah Pde)
- Woy Woy Waterfront (The Boulevarde to Macmasters Rd)
Don’t forget your helmet and leave the way to pedestrians when using shared paths.