Playgrounds are great places for kids to play outdoors. In Ballina Shire there are over 45 playgrounds that Council maintains. 

Council recognises the importance of outdoor recreation for healthy and happy children and has developed the Ballina Shire Council Playground Upgrade and Management Plan 2022. This plan aims to improve and provide safe and imaginative playgrounds.

Find a park in your area 

See the map below to explore other playgrounds in the Ballina Shire.


Council manages its playgrounds in accordance with relevant Australian Standards for the benefit of the community. Our objective is to ensure our parks are both great community spaces and comply with the relevant safety standards.

If you identify an issue with one of our playgrounds please provide feedback online. 

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Playground Shade Structures

To provide sun-safe and community-friendly playgrounds, Ballina Shire Council has resolved to install shade structures on new playgrounds where there is no adequate shade from trees. 
Existing playgrounds renewed under the playground upgrade plan will also be considered for retrofitted shade structures.

Playground Upgrades

The following playground works are scheduled for 2024 as part of the Ballina Playground Upgrade and Management Plan:

  • Chickiba Park, East Ballina – local playground renewal 
  • Madden Park, Cumbalum – local playground renewal 
  • John Kearney Park, Ballina – local playground renewal 
  • Fitzroy Park, Wardell – district playground upgrade
  • Ocean Breeze Reserve, Lennox Head – new local playground

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The General Manager
Ballina Shire Council
PO Box 450
Ballina NSW 2478

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Ballina NSW 2478


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