Choose your own adventure with Aura’s expanded park trail

4 min
10 October 2023

Aura residents now have more reason to enjoy the outdoors, following the opening of several new parks and playgrounds in recent months, adding to the already impressive line-up available for the community to enjoy.

The recent liveability survey results for Aura showed that 90%* of residents are happy living in their community and the proximity and quality of local parks and green spaces are key contributors to the positive results achieved.

“We’re really enjoying watching the community grow around us, and love the parks and all the effort that has gone into making this a pleasant place to live,” one resident said. With 20 parks now open in Aura, over 200km of pedestrian pathways and bikeways on completion and 700 hectares of conservation areas and open space reserves, there are plenty of outdoor spaces for locals to gather to connect, exercise and play. 

Aura residents have access to an extensive network of parks, playgrounds and green spaces

Charlotte Buckley, Stockland Community Development Manager said that creating healthy and happy communities are two of the key pillars of the city of Aura.

“Stockland Aura is dedicated to creating liveable spaces for residents to enjoy and brings these key pillars to life through the many facets of our community, including its extensive network of parks and playgrounds,” said Ms Buckley.

“We know that it takes more than building homes and roads, it’s about creating a place that residents are proud to call home and where they feel happy and healthy.

“At Aura, our abundance of open spaces means residents can really embrace the outdoors and we’ve found the community has certainly become a hot spot for family fun on the Sunshine Coast.

“Not only are Aura’s parks enjoyed by local residents, we’re seeing families from across the Sunshine Coast and further afield towards Brisbane spending time at our parks and playgrounds.

“We are delighted with the recent opening of Space Park and Whale Park, providing additional options for families to keep the kids entertained and enjoying the outdoor lifestyle that we are so lucky to have here on the Sunshine Coast,” she added.

With its unique space-inspired theme, Space Park in Nirimba is a futuristic wonderland with moon-shaped shade sails, space towers, control panels and a climbable crater, taking visitors of all ages on an imaginative adventure. Featuring three open kickaround areas, other small grassed areas, benches, communal shade structures with tables and seating, it’s a place that the whole family can enjoy. 

Opening in May, Whale Park in Banya features a unique whale-themed playground designed to ignite the imagination and raise awareness of our unique local wildlife. The park also features a basketball half-court, cycle loop for a leisurely bike ride and convenient BBQ facilities, providing an ideal setting for picnics and kids' birthday celebrations.

Wallum Sedge Frog Park in Baringa is another local favourite, paying tribute to one of Aura’s resident frog species with themed equipment and a hand-painted mural from local artist Hannah Poida, transforming an old Energex electricity box into a beautiful work of art.

Check out Aura’s new park trail map here, start planning your adventure and enjoy Aura’s amazing outdoor playground.

*2023 Stockland Liveability Survey Results (Aura community).