Parks and playgrounds

You can find a full list of Lake Macquarie's playgrounds, parks, picnic spots, foreshore parks, dog exercise areas and regional parks in our Community Directory.

Parks for hire

Many of Lake Macquarie's parks are available to hire for small gatherings through to large corporate events. To see a full list of parks and to find out how to hire a park, see our Hire a park page.

Personal trainers

If you are a personal trainer wanting to conduct classes in one of our parks, fees apply. Call us on 02 4921 0333 to arrange a schedule.

Personal trainers can also conduct fitness classes at a number of our Swim Centres. Groups will have access to a designated outdoor space, well-lit grounds, toilets and showers onsite.

Hire fee is $25 per hour. This program is available at Charlestown, Speers Point, Swansea and West Wallsend Swim Centres. Space is subject to availability. Conditions apply.

For more information or to book, call 02 4921 0333.


Our 110 playgrounds have fun equipment for kids of all ages. Some of our playgrounds are fully fenced, providing a safe environment for toddlers and young children to enjoy.

Off-lead areas

There are many off-lead areas located in Lake Macquarie where you can let your dog run free, however it must be under constant supervision. Even when on a lead, dogs are prohibited in the following areas:


Free barbecues and picnic tables are available to use at some parks. Search for barbecue and picnic areas in your area

Public toilets

To locate a public toilet in Lake Macquarie or for information on public toilets throughout Australia, please visit the National Public Toilet Map.

Accessible facilities with Master Locksmith Access Key (MLAK)

MLAK is a universal lock and key system that allows people with a disability access to public facilities 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including wheelchair accessible toilets and Liberty swings.

Council is continuing to implement the MLAK system to some of our amenities.

The MLAK system restricts usage to eligible persons and organisations. The system is supported and promoted by major disability groups throughout Australia as a means of ensuring people with disabilities have access to toilet facilities.

For details of parks and playground facilities fitted with the MLAK system, go to Accessibility.

Hire a park

Book one of Lake Macquarie's parks to hold your event or special occasion

Find a playground

Search for playgrounds in Lake Macquarie

Skate parks

We have nine skate parks for skaters of all skill levels

Page last updated: 20 May 2019