COVID-19 Update

A public health order has been issued by the NSW Government limiting public gatherings. For the latest information see the City’s response to COVID-19

City of Newcastle 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!

Playground FAQs

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

Blackbutt Reserve

Blackbutt Reserve provides 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 celebrate our unique city and recognise the important role events play in connecting our community and enhancing tourism opportunities.

Park and Beach Weddings

Newcastle boasts spectacular beaches and beautiful parks, all perfect for making some unforgettable memories. We'd love to help you celebrate your special day.

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.

Community Gardens

The City has collaborated with the community to establish successful community gardens throughout the Newcastle Local Government Area.

Recreation Planning

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