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Dolan Family Park and Freestyle BMX Track

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by Stephanie Burdett (subscribe)
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Published May 29th 2016
Freestyling in Tallebudgera
Tucked away in leafy Tallebudgera, the BMX track at Dolan Family Park is one of the Gold Coast's better kept secrets. Situated in a large open field, well back from Tallebudgera Connection Road is a dirt track with a dozen jumps of various heights.
 

Dolan Family Park
Dolan Family Park, Tallebudgera

 

This freestyle BMX track has been designed for use by riders of all abilities. Smaller jumps, of only a few centimetres high, are grouped together on one side, and bigger jumps aligned on the other.
 

BMX Track, Freestyle BMX
BMX Track, Dolan Family Park
 

Younger children, and those less confident of their abilities (that would be me) can ride half way around the track, and leave the more challenging jumps to the more accomplished – or daring – riders.
 

BMX dirt track, BMX jumps
Riding the smaller jumps
 

Dolan Family Park also hosts a small playground, with some swings and a slide for younger children. There is no shade provided but there are a number of large trees dotted around the park where you can get some respite from the sun. The park is fully fenced and the large grassy area is perfect for a game of footy or cricket.
 

playground, slide, swings
Small playground for little kids
 

We have been coming to the freestyle BMX track at Dolan Family Park for a number of years and, perhaps because it is somewhat off the beaten track, have never found it particularly busy.

Amenities are limited to a water fountain. There are no toilets and no cafes, or shops nearby. On street parking is available in Dungogie Drive.
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Where: 999 Dungogie Dr, Tallebudgera QLD 4228
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