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Wallace Nicoll Park, Currumbin

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by Meg Forbes (subscribe)
Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane. https://www.instagram.com/megforbesphotography/
Published March 18th 2020
Relax at at these parklands after a day at the beach
Wallace Nicoll Park at Currumbin on the Gold Coast complements Currumbin Alley Surf Beach, which it overlooks, perfectly. Whether gathering to use the park for the playground and picnic facilities, or to wrap up a great family day at the beach, Wallace Nicoll Park has everything a family could need.

Wallace Nicoll Park at Currumbin is great for kids
Wallace Nicoll Park at Currumbin is great for kids


There are two amenities blocks, one at each end of the park. There are also a number of shaded picnic tables. A gas BBQ area is currently under construction between two picnic shelter areas, towards the centre of the park.

Shaded picnic facilities in the centre of the park
Shaded picnic facilities in the centre of the park


The playground is not large but has a range of facilities to keep children entertained while lunch is being made, or parents are taking turns to shower after a swim at the beach.

Playground equipment at Wallace Nicoll Park
Playground equipment at Wallace Nicoll Park


This includes climbing equipment with a slide, a chain-link rope wall for climbing up to a platform for imaginative play, a fireman's pole, and smaller balancing equipment. Most of the playground is set upon a large sandpit, although the swings are installed above a soft-fall surface.

Swings for toddlers and older kids are installed above soft-fall surface
Swings for toddlers and older kids are installed above a soft-fall surface


There is a grassy area between all of these facilities and the road. For families with children, it is worth keeping in mind that the fence only runs along part of the parkland. Drinking water and rubbish bins are available at this park.

The grassy area between the playground and the road is fantastic for ball games
The grassy area between the playground and the road is fantastic for ball games


There is a pedestrian crossing that runs directly from Wallace Nicoll Park to the Gold Coast's iconic Currumbin Alley Surf Beach. This beach is extremely popular with families due to its large sandy area at low tide, and its sheltered waters for swimming in. Although dogs are permitted on the leash at Wallace Nicoll Park, no dogs (guide, hearing, and assistance dogs excepted) are allowed on the beach at Currumbin Alley.

The entrance to Currumbin Alley Surf Beach from Wallace Nicoll Park
The entrance to Currumbin Alley Surf Beach across the road from Wallace Nicoll Park


If you're looking for a park to relax at after a day at the beach this weekend, why not bring the family to Wallace Nicoll Park, Currumbin?
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Why? Great playground and picnic facilities across from the Gold Coast's iconic Currumbin Alley Surf Beach
When: Anytime
Phone: 07 5582 8211
Where: Pacific Parade, Currumbin, QLD 4223
Cost: Free
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I think we are lucky in Ausralia to have so many wonderful local parks.
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