Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane.
Published March 14th 2020
A beautiful family park with direct access to Tugun Beach
Beautiful Len Wort Park sits in a perfect location along the pedestrian and bike path that links Currumbin's beaches to the beach at Tugun. It was named for Leonard Elwyn Wort (1907 - 1981), who moved to the Gold Coast in 1931, recognising the service he had given the Gold Coast Community. This included constructing Thrower's Drive when working for the Main Roads Department, and his subsequent service for the Coolangatta Town Council where he contributed towards the development of tourism in the region.
Len Wort Park is a grassy parkland with plenty of shade
The park is set on a large grassy area at the junction between these two pathways and a third that heads inland. In the centre of this area there is a shaded playground set on a sandy base. Len Wort Park is often used for weddings and other ceremonies due to its beautiful location.
The park has a generous number of benches and picnic tables, including one of the Gold Coast's iconic surfboard shaped picnic facilities and others placed stratically around the park. There is also a gas BBQ, and a water bubbler with a dog water station at the bottom of it.
This picnic facility offers beautiful views of Tugun Beach
Although Len Wort Park doesn't have an amenities block, there are two within 100m of the park. The first is in Knopp Park across a little bridge named for Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew, who is often referred to as the godfather of surfing on the Gold Coast and promoted the development of professional surfing along the Australian east coast. The second is across the road from Len Wort Park in Alex Griffiths Park. As there is no pedestrian crossing here I would recommend the newer facilities in Knopp Park.
This bridge leads from Len Wort Park to Knopp Park which has a new amenities block
There is direct access to the Gold Coast's iconic Tugun Beach from Len Wort Park, with a path leading down to the beach directly next to the bridge. This beautiful beach is exceptionally popular with swimmers and surfers, and it is easy to see why! If you are looking to swim, there is a patrolled area with flags at the Tugun Surf Life Saving Club about 300m to the south, as well as at Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Club about 300m to the north.
There is direct access to beautiful Tugun Beach from Len Wort Park