Turtle Park Bargara
Turtle Park Bargara
Turtle Park Bargara – this great park is positioned on the Esplanade of Bargara Beach and is a popular picnic spot with us locals. The Park has well maintained equipment and gardens, adjoins a rocky beach foreshore, with local Cafes directly across the road. Shade sails cover the playground area so your Wide Bay Kids may play out of the harsh uv sun rays.
This turtle-shaped interactive playground encourages kids to climb all over and is just fabulous for fostering pretend play. The playground includes various props like a boat with a large fishing rod, 4 string telephones made from pipes which run under the playground, and a horizontal climbing net. Great place for games like hide and seek and tiggy with plenty of space for kids to run around on the soft fall rubber based playground area. The playground is not fenced, is close to the road and is really only suitable for under 12’s.
The playground is surrounded by a soft grassy area and palm trees, perfect for picnics with many enjoying fish and chips from one of the shops across the road. Very popular seated shaded picnic areas which include bbq’s are available on either side of the park. Bring a blanket or picnic rug and lay back and watch the kids play away.
A pathway extends the length of the Esplanade perfect for prams, wheelchairs, bikes, scooters, and skates. A short walk along the path in a northerly direction leads to Schuhkraft Park, Nielsons Beach Park Playground, the skate bowl and the Surf Club and in a southerly direction to the basin swimming area.
The beach directly in front of the playground is great for exploring at low tide. Kids love to climb over and search within the volcanic rock pools to see what they can find. A small sandy area is located on the foreshore that is littered with shells to collect.
A beach area and the boat ramp is located to the right of the playground. This area is fabulous for sand play at low tide but is not patrolled and can be quite a rough place to swim, not suitable for littlies. Head to one of the patrolled beaches at Nielsons or Kelly’s or for sheltered areas head to the Basin or Money’s Creek.
Cafe’s and Shops
Directly across from the playground are several cafes, restaurants, takeaway and speciality shops.
Toilets, showers, water bubbler, 10 sheltered picnic tables with bbq’s, great paths for prams, wheelchairs, running, walking, scooting, skating and riding bikes, food and drinks across the road, free parking.
Not fenced, close to the road and water and not really for children over 12.
Name of Park: Turtle Park Bargara
Address: Esplanade, Bargara