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Viridian Circuit Park in Birtinya, Sunshine Coast

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published October 18th 2021
A hidden gem worth exploring
Viridian Circuit Park, Birtinya, Sunshine Coast, dark shades of spring green, well-equipped family park, lavish green hues, wide, level pathways, walkers, runners, recreational cyclists, pram strollers, wheelchair users, all ages, all abilities, half-court, outdoor exercise gym, cricket oval, rugby field, fully-fenced off-leash dog park, undercover seating, pack a picnic, BBQ's, undercover picnic spots, tranquil water views, toilet block, fresh drinking water, Kawana Forest Nature Walk, hidden gem, close to Sunshine Coast University Hospital
A spectrum of Mother Nature's lavish green hues


According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, the word 'viridian' is derived from the Latin word 'viridis', which means green, a dark shade of spring green, that sits between green and teal on the colour wheel.

And this is what we discovered Viridian Circuit Park is an aptly descriptive name for a well-equipped family park in Birtinya, a suburb of Kawana Waters, that is surrounded by pathways that meander lazily through a spectrum of Mother Nature's lavish green hues.

Viridian Circuit Park, Birtinya, Sunshine Coast, dark shades of spring green, well-equipped family park, lavish green hues, wide, level pathways, walkers, runners, recreational cyclists, pram strollers, wheelchair users, all ages, all abilities, half-court, outdoor exercise gym, cricket oval, rugby field, fully-fenced off-leash dog park, undercover seating, pack a picnic, BBQ's, undercover picnic spots, tranquil water views, toilet block, fresh drinking water, Kawana Forest Nature Walk, hidden gem, close to Sunshine Coast University Hospital
A fabulous family destination ... see the duck taking off, bottom left hand side!


For anyone looking for a bit of exercise, the 1.2km length Viridian Circuit Park offers wide, level pathways fringed by beautifully maintained shrubbery and trees - an invitation to walkers, runners, recreational cyclists, pram strollers and even wheelchair users. In other words, this easy circuit is perfect for all ages and all abilities.

Viridian Circuit Park, Birtinya, Sunshine Coast, dark shades of spring green, well-equipped family park, lavish green hues, wide, level pathways, walkers, runners, recreational cyclists, pram strollers, wheelchair users, all ages, all abilities, half-court, outdoor exercise gym, cricket oval, rugby field, fully-fenced off-leash dog park, undercover seating, pack a picnic, BBQ's, undercover picnic spots, tranquil water views, toilet block, fresh drinking water, Kawana Forest Nature Walk, hidden gem, close to Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Wide, level and paved pathways are perfect for all ages and all abilities


Bring a ball, the kids will love the opportunity to shoot some baskets on the half-court; or why not tackle an impromptu exercise session on the awesome outdoor exercise equipment.

Viridian Circuit Park, Birtinya, Sunshine Coast, dark shades of spring green, well-equipped family park, lavish green hues, wide, level pathways, walkers, runners, recreational cyclists, pram strollers, wheelchair users, all ages, all abilities, half-court, outdoor exercise gym, cricket oval, rugby field, fully-fenced off-leash dog park, undercover seating, pack a picnic, BBQ's, undercover picnic spots, tranquil water views, toilet block, fresh drinking water, Kawana Forest Nature Walk, hidden gem, close to Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Outdoor exercise equipment


Pack the cricket gear, there's a cricket oval in the middle of the rugby field and for the rugby lovers, the expansive field even boasts its own goalposts and more than enough space for two full teams to practice their handling and running skills.

Viridian Circuit Park, Birtinya, Sunshine Coast, dark shades of spring green, well-equipped family park, lavish green hues, wide, level pathways, walkers, runners, recreational cyclists, pram strollers, wheelchair users, all ages, all abilities, half-court, outdoor exercise gym, cricket oval, rugby field, fully-fenced off-leash dog park, undercover seating, pack a picnic, BBQ's, undercover picnic spots, tranquil water views, toilet block, fresh drinking water, Kawana Forest Nature Walk, hidden gem, close to Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Shoot some baskets on the half-court ... rugby posts in the distance ...


An expansive, fully-fenced and immaculately kept off-leash dog park has pristine new undercover seating for dog lovers allowing Rover to run around, burning off surplus energy whilst the paw-rents get to enjoy the shade and perhaps a book and chat! There is no shortage of doggy-do bags, especially for our furry pals who insist on 'going more than once'!

Viridian Circuit Park, Birtinya, Sunshine Coast, dark shades of spring green, well-equipped family park, lavish green hues, wide, level pathways, walkers, runners, recreational cyclists, pram strollers, wheelchair users, all ages, all abilities, half-court, outdoor exercise gym, cricket oval, rugby field, fully-fenced off-leash dog park, undercover seating, pack a picnic, BBQ's, undercover picnic spots, tranquil water views, toilet block, fresh drinking water, Kawana Forest Nature Walk, hidden gem, close to Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Dog off-leash park with undercover seating for the paw-rents


Pack a picnic, there are heaps of BBQ and undercover picnic spots, with tranquil water views and on the Sunday morning that we visited, we were pleasantly surprised to find quite a few ready and available for that special celebration in the family. An on-site toilet block and fresh drinking water ensures that longer visits are easily accommodated, with comfort in mind.

Viridian Circuit Park, Birtinya, Sunshine Coast, dark shades of spring green, well-equipped family park, lavish green hues, wide, level pathways, walkers, runners, recreational cyclists, pram strollers, wheelchair users, all ages, all abilities, half-court, outdoor exercise gym, cricket oval, rugby field, fully-fenced off-leash dog park, undercover seating, pack a picnic, BBQ's, undercover picnic spots, tranquil water views, toilet block, fresh drinking water, Kawana Forest Nature Walk, hidden gem, close to Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Undercover picnic spot ... ideal for keeping an eye on the kids' activities


Walkers will discover bench seating at the northern end of Viridian Circuit Park overlooking the river - a welcoming invitation to take a seat, relax and enjoy the local birdlife on and around the water. Look out for the ducks skimming across the water!

Viridian Circuit Park, Birtinya, Sunshine Coast, dark shades of spring green, well-equipped family park, lavish green hues, wide, level pathways, walkers, runners, recreational cyclists, pram strollers, wheelchair users, all ages, all abilities, half-court, outdoor exercise gym, cricket oval, rugby field, fully-fenced off-leash dog park, undercover seating, pack a picnic, BBQ's, undercover picnic spots, tranquil water views, toilet block, fresh drinking water, Kawana Forest Nature Walk, hidden gem, close to Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Route to Kawana Forest Nature Walk, my 'walk for another day'!


For those overly ambitious adventurers, who wish to add to their exploration itinerary, the Viridian Circuit pathway in the south-east corner of the park, passes beneath Kawana Way and the walk continues through to the Kawana Forest Nature Walk - keep an eye out for this 'walk for another day.'

Viridian Circuit Park, Birtinya, Sunshine Coast, dark shades of spring green, well-equipped family park, lavish green hues, wide, level pathways, walkers, runners, recreational cyclists, pram strollers, wheelchair users, all ages, all abilities, half-court, outdoor exercise gym, cricket oval, rugby field, fully-fenced off-leash dog park, undercover seating, pack a picnic, BBQ's, undercover picnic spots, tranquil water views, toilet block, fresh drinking water, Kawana Forest Nature Walk, hidden gem, close to Sunshine Coast University Hospital
A recreational cyclist


How to find the Viridian Circuit Park?

From Kawana Way turn into Barney Moy Road at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. Turn right into Birtinya Boulevard, then after travelling for approximately one kilometre, turn left into Viridian Circuit. There is ample parking available next to the raised BBQ area and the toilet block.

Viridian Circuit Park, Birtinya, Sunshine Coast, dark shades of spring green, well-equipped family park, lavish green hues, wide, level pathways, walkers, runners, recreational cyclists, pram strollers, wheelchair users, all ages, all abilities, half-court, outdoor exercise gym, cricket oval, rugby field, fully-fenced off-leash dog park, undercover seating, pack a picnic, BBQ's, undercover picnic spots, tranquil water views, toilet block, fresh drinking water, Kawana Forest Nature Walk, hidden gem, close to Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Even the trees are shedding their winter bark to reveal fresh green spring bark


Writer's Verdict?

A fabulous family destination to head to any day of the week and with so many recreational amenities available, well worth a bookmark. These are the 'hidden' gems that are worthwhile discovering!

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Why? For play and fun for the whole family, including the four-pawed ones
When: Any day of the week, always open; even solar-powered lights for in the evening
Where: Viridian Circuit, Birtinya, Kawana Waters, QLD 4575
Cost: FREE activities
Your Comment
An amazing public area in excellent condition..
by Barry (score: 3|2478) 42 days ago
Lovely photos!
by whipb (score: 0|5) 42 days ago
Fine - except you turn right into Viridian off Birtinya Boulevard heading south from Barny Moy!
by rosst (score: 0|5) 40 days ago
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