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Cos Zantiotis Playing Fields

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by KJ (subscribe)
Published May 27th 2018
A spacious sports precinct with walking track and playground


Cos Zantiotis Playing Fields is a popular sport and recreation precinct located in the Gold Coast suburb of Labrador. It is home to several sports clubs and includes 8 touch football fields, a walking track, playground, and club rooms.

The sporting precinct is named after Cos Zantiotis, who recognised the need for quality sports facilities in the area, and there is a plaque located near the main entrance detailing his involvement with the Dodgers Touch Football Club.



The plaque reads:
Cos Zantiotis Playing Fields

Dedicated 28 June 1998

This area of parkland was named after Cos Zantiotis in recognition of his tireless dedication towards the original establishment of a high quality playing field for the Dodgers Touch Football Club Inc.

Since then, Cos has voluntarily maintained this facility as well as contributed to the establishment and maintenance of new club facilities. Cos is held in high esteem throughout the touch football fraternity for his outstanding service to the sport and has been honoured with life membership of the club.


CR G. J. Baildon
Mayor

CR J.A. Sciacca
Division 4

Near the main carpark, there are five touch football fields, with club rooms, an undercover stand with seating, and a small playground.

Cos Zantiotis Playing Fields, Sports Fields, Ovals, Playground, Olsen Avenue, near Treasure Island Holiday Resort, Gold Coast, Walking Track, Cos Zantiotis, Dodgers Touch Clubrooms,
The Dodgers Touch Football Club rooms


Cos Zantiotis Playing Fields, Sports Fields, Ovals, Playground, Olsen Avenue, near Treasure Island Holiday Resort, Gold Coast, Walking Track, Cos Zantiotis, Mark Skippen Stand,
Mark Skippen Stand


cos Zantiotis Playing Fields, Sports Fields, Ovals, Playground, Olsen Avenue, near Treasure Island Holiday Resort, Gold Coast, Walking Track, Cos Zantiotis,
Looking across fields 4 and 5


The playground located behind the Mark Skippen stand and is set over sand. It features:
A flying fox
Bouncer
Slide
Swing set with standard swing and toddler swing

cos Zantiotis Playing Fields, Sports Fields, Ovals, Playground, Olsen Avenue, near Treasure Island Holiday Resort, Gold Coast, Walking Track, Cos Zantiotis,
The playground at Cos Zantiotis Playing Fields


The reserve is very well-maintained and includes a sealed walking track which provides easy access between the main area where fields 1-5 are located, and fields 6-8 which are located over the creek, in the south-west corner.

Cos Zantiotis Playing Fields, Sports Fields, Ovals, Playground, Olsen Avenue, near Treasure Island Holiday Resort, Gold Coast, Walking Track, Plaque, Cos Zantiotis, bridge, creek, walking track,
The walking path at Cos Zantiotis Playing Fields


Cos Zantiotis Playing Fields, Sports Fields, Ovals, Playground, Olsen Avenue, near Treasure Island Holiday Resort, Gold Coast, Walking Track, Plaque, Cos Zantiotis, bridge, creek,
The bridge providing access to touch football fields 6-8


Cos Zantiotis Playing Fields, Sports Fields, Ovals, Playground, Olsen Avenue, near Treasure Island Holiday Resort, Gold Coast, Walking Track, Plaque, Cos Zantiotis, bridge, creek, walking track, field 6, field 7, field 8,
A panorama view of touch football fields 6-8


As well as hosting touch football events, the ground is used by the Labrador Hockey Club, and is also used for general recreation, orienteering, and car boot sales, which are held on the second Sunday of every month, from 5am-12pm.

The area to the west of the sports grounds includes an open area that leads up to Olsen Avenue and the Labrador Community Garden (information on how to become a member of the community garden can be found on their website or Facebook page).

cos Zantiotis Playing Fields, Sports Fields, Ovals, Playground, Olsen Avenue, near Treasure Island Holiday Resort, Gold Coast, Labrador Community garden,
Labrador Community Garden


Cos Zantiotis Playing Fields, Sports Fields, Ovals, Playground, Olsen Avenue, near Treasure Island Holiday Resort, Gold Coast, Labrador Community garden,
The reserve area between the sports fields and Olsen Avenue


Overall, it's a lovely recreation area and is perfect for people of all ages to enjoy, whether they're visiting for a sporting event, going for a jog, kicking a ball with the kids, or walking the dog.

Toilets:
Yes

Parking:
There is a carpark located off Jacob Drive. Street parking is available in neighbouring streets, and parking is also available at Harbourtown Shopping Centre.
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Why? To play a game of touch football, go for a walk or jog, kick a ball with the kids or watch a game.
When: Any time
Where: 9 Olsen Avenue, Labrador, QLD
Cost: Free
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