Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane.
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
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
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 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
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 across the road from Wallace Nicoll Park