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Local Parks - Main

Local Parks

The Bayside Parklands offer a range of recreational activities for all interests and ages. Available along the entire 16-kilometer stretch of Parkland covering the Wynnum, Manly and Lota foreshore are facilities such as picnic tables, public barbecues, sports areas, walking tracks and boardwalks.

Barbecue and picnic areas are located along the foreshore at intervals from Wynnum to Lota. These areas are great for children as they provide numerous playgrounds, all recently upgraded and located in shady, safe environments with seating available for parents.

Wynnum Wadding Pool

Swimming is also available throughout the Bayside Parklands with Wynnum Beach and the Wading Pool located at Pandanus Beach. The Eastwood Beach at Manly is also great for swimming with picnic areas, Barbecues and a playground available. Open grassy areas positioned along the foreshore are used for sports and other activities such as kite flying. The foreshore itself is perfect for running, walking or cycling.

If you're interested in Wynnum Manly's natural environment, Mangrove Boardwalks are located at both Wynnum North and Lota. These exciting walks allow you to wander amidst the abundance of animal and plant life active in the Mangrove forests, an ideal location for bird watching. The walking tracks in bushland such as the Melaleuca Environmental Park are also great for taking in the wildlife.

The scenery and atmosphere of the Bayside Parklands are perfect for hosting special occasions. Areas such as the landscaped bridge leading to an ornate pavilion at Dreveson Park were specifically designed with weddings in mind.

The Wynnum Manly community maintains the Bayside Parklands with pride. A day out enjoying the parklands by the foreshore, or wandering through bushland or mangroves will not disappoint.

 

Wynnum Wynnum West Manly Manly West Lota
Lota
Beneteau Place
Beneteau Place, Whites Road and Hindes Street
UBD REF# 163 M-10 Map
Bill Lamond Park - Bayside United Soccer ClubMore Information Available
Andrew and Bethania Streets
UBD REF# 163 N-12 Map
Unleashed Dog Area Playground Water Seats/Benches Available
Bowering Street (Road Res)
Bowering and Ferndale Streets
UBD REF# 163 Q-1 Map
Cox ParkMore Information Available
Avadne Road and Bethania and Richard Streets
UBD REF# 163 N-11 Map
Ed Devenport Rotary Park
Alexander and Coolana Streets
UBD REF# 163 Q-11 Map
Playground Half Court Basketball Toilets Water Skating, BMXing and Rollerblading Seats/Benches Available
LotaMore Information Available
Esplanade at Orallo Street
UBD REF# 163 R-11 Map
BBQ Areas Off Road Parking Water Undercover Playground Shelter Toilets
Wheelchair Access Available
Lota Creek Reserve
Bowering Street
UBD REF# 163 Q-12 Map
Playground Seats/Benches Available Water
Lota Esplanade (Road Res)
Booran Street and Esplanade
UBD REF# 163 R-12 Map
BBQ Areas Seats/Benches Available
Lota Esplanade ReserveMore Information Available
Esplanade at Alexander Street
UBD REF# 163 R-10 Map
Playground Shelter Toilets Wheelchair Access Available BBQ Areas
Lota Point Park (Road Res) More Information Available
Cobar Street and Esplanade
UBD REF# 163 R-13 Map
Playground Seats/Benches Available Off Road Parking Water
Lota Creek More Information Available
Esplanade
Map
Wynnum Wynnum West Manly Manly West Lota
Manly
Bayside ParkMore Information Available
Esplanade and Royal Esplanade, adjoining Moreton Bay
UBD REF# 163 P-3 Map
BBQ Areas Toilets Shelter Undercover Playground Water Seats/Benches Available
Off Road Parking
Curtis Street
Curtis, Harman and Wood Streets and Gannon Avenue
UBD REF# 163 L-7 Map
Darling Point
Lower Esplanade, adjoining Moreton Bay
UBD REF# 163 P-1 Map
Seats/Benches Available Water Off Road Parking
Little Bayside (Road Res)More Information Available
Royal Esplanade (opposite Cambridge Parade)
UBD REF# 163 P-4 Map
Manly Beach
Fairlead Crescent
UBD REF# 163 P-3 Map
Manly Esplanade (Road Res)
Esplanade, Manly
UBD REF# 163 P-2
Raeburn Street ParkMore Information Available
Raeburn and Curtis Streets
UBD REF# 163 L-6 Map
Richard Russell ParkMore Information Available
Cambridge Parade, Carlton Terrace and Ferguson Street
UBD REF# 163 M-5 Map
Seats/Benches Available Water
Royal Esplanade (Road Res)
Royal Esplanade (opposite Benalla Street)
UBD REF# 163 P-5 Map
RQYS
Royal Esplanade adjoining Moreton Bay
UBD REF# 163 Q-7 Map
Wynnum Wynnum West Manly Manly West Lota
Manly West
Amberjack Street ParkMore Information Available
Amberjack or Luderick Streets
UBD REF# 163 E-12 Map
Undercover Playground Seats/Benches Available
Amberjack Street ParkMore Information Available
Amberjack Street
UBD REF# 163 F-13 Map
Playground BBQ Areas Seats/Benches Available Shelter Water
Aphrodite Street
Aphrodite and Cornucopia Streets, Stannard and Wondall Roads
UBD REF# 163 E-7 Map
Barramundi Street
Barramundi and Tarwhine Streets
UBD REF# 163 F-12 Map
Playground Seats/Benches Available
Denise Street
11 Denise Street (off Catamaran Street)
UBD REF# 163 D-12 Map
Playground Seats/Benches Available Water
Heers ParkMore Information Available
Wondall Road
UBD REF# 163 D-8 Map
Undercover Playground BBQ Areas Seats/Benches Available
Hunter Street
Hunter Street (off Hargreaves Road)
UBD REF# 163 B-11 Map
Lewis Place ParkMore Information Available
Lewis Place and Wondall Road
UBD REF# 163 B-9 Map
Melaleuca Environmental ParkMore Information Available
Herbert, Keyes and Clifton Streets
UBD REF# 163 K-11 Map
Playground Seats/Benches Available BBQ Areas Shelter Water
Merlina Street
Merlina Street (off Talwong Street East)
UBD REF# 163 G-9 Map
Undercover Playground Seats/Benches Available
Robtrish Street ParkMore Information Available
Robtrish Streets and Barramay
UBD REF# 163 F-10 Map
Undercover Playground BBQ Areas Seats/Benches Available
Sabot Court
Sabot Court and Radford Road
UBD REF# 163 D-11 Map
Playground
Salacia Street
Salacia and Amberjack Streets off Radford Road
UBD REF# 163 E-11 Map
Undercover Playground Seats/Benches Available
Stannard Road ParkMore Information Available
Stannard Road
UBD REF# 163 G-7 Map
Unleashed Dog Area BBQ Areas Playground Seats/Benches Available Handball Wall
Tantani Street
Tantani and Robtrish Streets and Radford Road
UBD REF# 163 D-9 Map
Trevally Crescent
Trevally Crescent and Marlin Place
UBD REF# 163 G-11 Map
Playground Seats/Benches Available
Wynnum Wynnum West Manly Manly West Lota
Wynnum
Constellation Way
Constellation Way and Hydrus Place
UBD REF# 143 B-13 Map
Coreen Street
Coreen Street, adjoining Wynnum Creek
UBD REF# 143 H-18 Map
Dreveson ParkMore Information Available
Lower Esplanade and Esplanade
UBD REF# 163 P-2 Map
Playground Seats/Benches Available
Elanora ParkMore Information Available
Adam and Granada Streets and Wynnum North Esplanade
UBD REF# 143 H-14 Map
Undercover Playground Shelter Toilets Water Wheelchair Access Available BBQ Areas
Off Road Parking Unleashed Dog Area
Eric Shaw ParkMore Information Available
Johnston, McFadden and Selina Streets
UBD REF# 143 E-17 Map
Playground Shelter Half Court Basketball Toilets Water
George Clayton ParkMore Information Available
Lower Esplanade and Upper Esplanade, Wynnum
UBD REF# 163 N-1 Map
Undercover Playground Shelter Toilets Water BBQ Areas Seats/Benches Available
Greene ParkMore Information Available
Fox and Glenora Streets
UBD REF# 143 H-16 Map
Playground Shelter Toilets Water Skating, BMXing and Rollerblading BBQ Areas Bike Racks
Kitchener ParkMore Information Available
Bridge and, Colina Streets, and Stradbroke and West Avenue
UBD REF# 143 F-20 Map
Playground Toilets Water BBQ Areas
Reg CossartMore Information Available
Moreton Bay Lions Park

Barnham and Pine Streets
UBD REF# 163 G-3 Map
St Catherines Terrace
St Catherines Terrace
UBD REF# 143 H-17 Map
Wynnum Bandstand ParkMore Information Available
Esplanade and Lower Esplanade
UBD REF# 163 M-1 Map
Seats/Benches Available Water
Wynnum Creek (Road Res)
Waterloo Esplanade
Map
Seats/Benches Available
Wynnum Memorial Park
Dibar Street and Tulip
UBD REF# 163 J-4 Map
Wynnum Municipal Reserve
Byrneside Terrace and Tingal Road
UBD REF# 143 G-19 Map
Wynnum North Esplanade (Road Res)
Wynnum North Esplanade (Entry via Glenora Street)
UBD REF# 143 H-15 Map
Wynnum Wading PoolMore Information Available
Esplanade at the end of Edith Street
UBD REF# 143 K-19 Map
Playground Shelter Toilets Skating, BMXing and Rollerblading Wheelchair Access Available BBQ Areas
Bike Racks Off Road Parking Swimming
Pandanus BeachMore Information Available
Esplanade at the end of Edith Street
UBD REF# 143 K-19 Map
Playground Shelter Toilets Skating, BMXing and Rollerblading Wheelchair Access Available BBQ Areas
Bike Racks Off Road Parking Swimming
Water ParkMore Information Available
Esplanade at the end of Edith Street
UBD REF# 143 K-19 Map
Playground Shelter Toilets Skating, BMXing and Rollerblading Wheelchair Access Available BBQ Areas
Bike Racks Off Road Parking Swimming
Wynnum Wynnum West Manly Manly West Lota
Wynnum West
Banks Crescent
Balnave Street and Banks Crescent
UBD REF# 162 Q-3 Map
Playground
Clare AvenueMore Information Available
Clare Avenue (off Sandy Camp Road)
UBD REF# 142 R-17 Map
Playground
Crawford Road
Crawford Road and Pecan Street
UBD REF# 162 Q-2 Map
Playground Seats/Benches Available
Durrington ParkMore Information Available
Solandra and Pandorea Streets
UBD REF# 163 A-2 Map
Undercover Playground Wheelchair Access Available BBQ Areas
Edward KelkMore Information Available
Cnr Sibley Road and Kianawah Road
UBD REF# 163 A-9 Map
Playground
Emmett StreetMore Information Available
Wondall Road and Emmett Street
UBD REF# 163 A-9 Map
BBQ Areas Undercover Playground Seats/Benches Available
Kianawah Road
38-74 Kianawah Road, near Sibley Road
UBD REF# 142 N-19 Map
Kianawah Road
330 Kianawah Road, and Wynnum Road
UBD REF# 162 N-6 Map
Playground Shelter
Ropley Road
Ropley Road, off Wynnum Road opp Wynnum Plaza
Map
Playground ShelterToilets Water BBQ Areas Half Court Basketball Off Road Parking
Primrose ParkMore Information Available
Wynnum and Sibley Roads
UBD REF# 143 B-19 Map
Playground Shelter Toilets Water BBQ Areas Half Court Basketball Off Road Parking
Wondall Road
Wondall Road (opposite Blackwood Road)
UBD REF# 163 E-5 Map

Mangrove Board Walk - Wynnum North

Mangrove Board Walk - Wynnum North
Elanora Park - Wynnum North

UBD REF# 143 H-13 Map

The mangroves provide the basis of marine food chains and a protective nursery for fish and prawns. Every summer, wading birds migrate to Moreton Bay from as far away as Siberia and Mongolia. At low tides these Wading birds can be observed from the boardwalk.

The boardwalk is located on the shores of the Bay near the mouth of the Brisbane River (Wynnum North). Rich silts and shelter from wave action provided by the Moreton Bay Islands create ideal growing conditions for mangroves. White mangrove is the dominant species of Moreton Bay. As you walk along the boadwalk notice how plants change from small twisted shrubs and small trees to the large old and gnarled trees seen near the seaward edge of the forest.

Mangrove Boardwalk - Wynnum North

The mangroves grow in many intertidal areas on the fringes of Moreton Bay. These extraordinary plants help stabilise the coastline and create a unique environment. These provide the basis of a marine food chain and a protective nursery for fish and prawns. Mangrove environments are not only fascinating places to visit; their value as marine habitat has been recognised by the State Government under Fisheries legislation.

Every summer, thousands of migratory Wading birds make their way to Moreton Bay from as far away as Siberia and Mongolia. These birds such as the Ruddy Turnstone and the Mongolian Dotterel, feed on the tidal foreshores near the mangrove forests. Other waders such as Spoonbills, Ibis and Sandpipers can be seen all year round. If you plan your trip to coincide with the mid to low tides, you can observe these waders from the comfort of the boardwalk. An early morning visit will reward you with the stirring of birdlife within the mangrove forest's canopy.

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Wynnum North Mangrove Boardwalk

Mangrove Boardwalk - Wynnum North

Mangrove Boardwalk - Wynnum North

Local Parks - Dreveson Park

Drevesen Park
Lower Esplanade and Esplanade
Adjoins George Clayton Park.

UBD REF# 163 P-2
Playground Seats/Benches Available Handball Wall

This park is named in honour of Robert Drevesen a long time resident of manly who was instrumental in setting up the Imperial Point Sailing Club, later re-named the Darling Point Sailing Squadron. He received many rewards for his contributions to community service and sport, particularly sailing.
Drevesen Park Drevesen Park
The Drevesen Park Rotunda
Drevesen Park
Drevesen Park
  Drevesen Park

Local Parks - Bayside Park

Bayside Park
Esplanade and Royal Esplanade, adjoining Moreton Bay
UBD REF# 163 P-3
BBQ Areas Toilets Shelter Undercover Playground Water Seats/Benches Available Off Road Parking
Bayside park is the location of the Manly Markets every Sunday. More information on the markets can be found Here.

Bayside Park Manly Beach

Bayside Park Manly Beach

Eastwood Beach
Adjoins Bayside Park
Esplanade and Royal Esplanade
UBD REF# 163 P-3

Bayside Park Manly Beach



EASTWOOD BEACH

This beach was named in
acknowledgement of the efforts
of Rotarian Les Eastwood who
early recognised the possibility of establishing
such a facility on this site and whose later
feasibility trials confirmed the practicality
of the project.

His vision inspired the Rotary Club of Wynnum
and Manly to proceed with the development
of this community amenity in 1981 - 1982.


Bayside Park Manly Beach

Bayside Park Manly Beach

Local Parks - Melaleuca Environmental Park

Melaleuca Environmental Park
Herbert, Keyes and Clifton Streets
UBD REF# 163 K-11 Map
Playground Seats/Benches Available BBQ Areas Shelter Water

Malaleuca ParkMelaleuca Park covers an area of 22 ha in the Lota Creek catchment area. The park is home to many fauna species including koalas, bandicoots, microbats and birds. The Melaleuca Park Community Association began revegetation the area in the late 1980's. The association has been responsible for clearing large areas of exotic grass and replanting with indigenous species to create suitable habitat for native wildlife to return to the area. The environmental park is located at Clifton Street, Manly West and goes through to Whites Rd.


Melaleuca Park

Melaleuca Environmental Park

Melaleuca Environmental Park

Melaleuca Park Community Association

Fort Lytton

Fort Lytton provides a great opportunity to experience an exciting part of Queensland's history. Built in 1880-81, the Fort was a frontline of defense against the feared threat of naval raids by European superpowers. The Fort was shrouded in secrecy as its design, a classic example of a coastal fortress, was intended to conceal itself from an invading force until the first warning shot was fired. A warning that if ignored was followed by an armour piercing shot fired amidst the ships.

Fort Lytton

Heavy armour, consisting of six gun pits, two machine gun ports, and Armstrong guns which could be raised rapidly to fire over the Fort's ramparts and lowered below the parapet just 20 seconds later, were supported by a controlled mine field that operated from a concealed tunnel under the Fort. This minefield made it impossible for a vessel to enter the Brisbane Port unless authorised to do so.

A Search officer from an Examinations Steamer examined vessels wishing to enter the Brisbane River. The Steamer communicated to the Fort using a secret code of signals. Once established that a vessel was harmless, a pilot escorted the ship through the minefield. This system was replaced in the 1930s by a boom gate monitoring all river traffic through a series of flags.

During the forty years that Fort Lytton served as Australia's frontline of defense, only three warning shots were ever fired. No further shots were fired as no vessel was prepared to take the Fort up on its challenge. Although the volunteers were never required to defend Queensland against an invasion, when a permanent Queensland Defense Force was established in 1884, the skilled gunners and engineers of the Fort became the elite of the force.

Fort Lytton Gun Fort Lytton Fort Lytton Buildings

After World War II Fort Lytton fell into disrepair. This changed however when Ampol took over the site in 1963 and undertook regular maintenance. While secrecy was the agenda at the start of the century, the new volunteer force, the Fort Lytton Volunteers have a new priority, to allow the public access to colonial Queensland's secret weapon. Fort Lytton is open to any member of the public from Sunday to Friday. Guided tours are also conducted on these days.

Fort Lytton forms part of the historic precinct managed for the people of Queensland by the Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service, other sites managed by the Service includes nearby St Helena Island, a former colonial prison.

More information
Fort Lytton NP
South Street
Lytton
PO Box 293
WYNNUM QLD 4178
(07) 3393 4647 fax (07) 3893 1780

Educational Booking
Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre
70 Charlotte Street
PO Box 373
WYNNUM QLD 4178
(07) 3906 9111 fax (07) 3906 9100 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.moretonbayeec.qld.edu.au
Buildings At Fort Lytton

Local Parks - Wynnum Wading Pool

Wynnum Wading Pool
Esplanade at the end of Edith Street
Ajoins Pandanus Beach and Water Park
UBD REF# 143 K-19
Playground Shelter Toilets Skating, BMXing and Rollerblading Wheelchair Access Available BBQ Areas Bike Racks Off Road Parking Swimming

The Wynnum Wading Pool Wynnum Wading Pool is the perfect natural bathing experience. The pool was built in 1931 by unemployed men on relief work. Great seaside area to cool off. Allways an ocean breeze during the summer heat. This park has all facilities including a large changing block and the pool itself is well maintained. If the tide is high you can stroll over to Pandanus Beach for an ocean dip. A new $770,000 playground Water Park was opened on the 8th of May 2004 right next to the Wading Pool.

Next time your sweltering come to the Wynnum Wading Pool where you are guaranteed a swim, regardless of the tide.

A $6.5 million pool upgrade was carried out in 2008, the Wynnum Wading Pool is now filtered with sandy bottom.

Wynnum Wading Pool
Wynnum Wading Pool

Local Parks - Pandanus Beach

Pandanus Beach
Esplanade at the end of Edith Street
Ajoins Wading Pool and Water Park
UBD REF# 143 K-19
Playground Shelter Toilets Skating, BMXing and Rollerblading Wheelchair Access Available BBQ Areas Bike Racks Off Road Parking Swimming

Pandanus Beach Play

Pandanus Beach is a great place to go for a paddle at high tide. Pandanus Beach is a white sandy beach created and opened in 1987 next to the Wynnum Jetty, Wynnum Wading Pool and the new Water Park.

Next time your sweltering come to Pandanus Beach for a swim.

Pandanus Beach Play
Pandanus Beach with Jetty in background
Why not come down to Pandanus Beach for the next family picnic, the Pelican Nest is just accross the road if you would prefer to buy lunch.
Picnic on Pandanus Beach

Mangrove Board Walk - Lota

Mangrove Boardwalk- Lota
Whites Road at Lota
Adjoins Bill Lamond Park.

UBD REF# 163 N-12 Map

 

Lota Mangrove Boardwalk

Lota Mangrove Boardwalk
The mangroves provide the basis of marine food chains and a protective nursery for fish and prawns. Every summer, wading birds migrate to Moreton Bay from as far away as Siberia and Mongolia. At low tides these Wading birds can be observed from the boardwalk. The boardwalk is located on the shores of the Bay near the mouth of Lota Creek (Lota). Rich silts and shelter from wave action provided by the Moreton Bay Islands create ideal growing conditions for mangroves.

The mangroves grow in many intertidal areas on the fringes of Moreton Bay. These extraordinary plants help stabilise the coastline and create a unique environment. These provide the basis of a marine food chain and a protective nursery for fish and prawns. Mangrove environments are not only fascinating places to visit; their value as marine habitat has been recognised by the State Government under Fisheries legislation.

*The Board Walk is also a great short cut to Thornside and now has a walking trail on the Thornside side of the bridge.

Every summer, thousands of migratory Wading birds make their way to Moreton Bay from as far away as Siberia and Mongolia. These birds such as the Ruddy Turnstone and the Mongolian Dotterel, feed on the tidal foreshores near the mangrove forests. Other waders such as Spoonbills, Ibis and Sandpipers can be seen all year round. If you plan your trip to coincide with the mid to low tides, you can observe these waders from the comfort of the boardwalk. An early morning visit will reward you with the stirring of birdlife within the mangrove forest's canopy.

Lota Board Walk through the Mangroves

Mangrove Boardwalk

Lota Mangroves

Mangrove Walk

Lota Mangrove Boardwalk

Local Parks - George Clayton

George Clayton Park
Lower Esplanade and Upper Esplanade, Wynnum
Adjoins Drevesen Park and Bandstand Parks.

UBD REF# 163 N-1
Undercover Playground Shelter Toilets Water BBQ Areas Seats/Benches Available

George Clayton Park Darling Point Reserve was renamed George Clayton Park in Honor of George Clayton, a former Alderman representing the area for a 15 year period between 1952-1961.

Darling Point is a popular barbie spot with great views, cool sea breezes and plenty of room for the kids to run around in. Bandstand Park is next to Darling Point Reserve where you quite often can catch some free entertainment.
Lighthouse George Clayton Park

George Clayton Park
George Clayton Park
  George Clayton Park Cover
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