Welcome to Newcastle. So thrilled to see you!

Newcastle City Council acknowledges the traditional country of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples. 

We've got some pretty great things to see and do here in Newcastle and our parks are no exception. You may be looking to get in touch with nature and some cuddly creatures or green-thumbed and looking for somewhere to get your hands dirty.  Maybe you're planning an event or needing to entertain the kids. You may even be recently engaged and looking for somewhere to tie the knot. Whatever the reason we've got you covered. Come with us, let's go exploring!

Blackbutt Reserve

Blackbutt Reserve occupies over 182 hectares of natural bushland providing visitors with the opportunity to enjoy nature trails, wildlife exhibits, children's playgrounds or passive recreation.

Foreshore Precinct

Newcastle's Foreshore precinct is an 11ha regional level park bordering Newcastle Harbour, Nobbys and Horseshoe Beach and Newcastle East.

Park and Beach Events

We have fantastic parks across Newcastle, find out how to book an event or activity.

Playground FAQs

Newcastle boasts over 120 playgrounds across the local government area, providing engaging play and recreational spaces for local families.  

Recreation Planning

We undertake strategic planning for future recreation needs for Newcastle including sports grounds, green space, parks, playgrounds and more.

Personal Training Licences

Personal fitness trainers wanting to conduct outdoor fitness classes at Newcastle beaches, parks and reservess are required to apply for a licence.

Park and Beach Weddings

Newcastle boasts spectacular beaches and beautiful parks, all perfect for making some unforgettable memories. Why wouldn’t we share them with you? We'd love to help you celebrate your special day whoever you are, wherever you're from.