Parks & gardens

National Parks

Approximately 24 per cent of land within the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) is reserved as National Park valued for their scenic, ecological, cultural and aesthetic qualities.  There are also a number of State Forests and other bushland areas.

The National Parks and State Forests located within the LGA (either partly or wholly) include:

  • Corrabare State Forest
  • Heaton State Forest
  • Olney State Forest
  • Pokolbin State Forest
  • Sugarloaf State Conservation Area
  • Watagans National Park
  • Werakata National Park
  • Yengo National Park

Key bushland areas within the LGA maintained by Cessnock City Council include Kitchener Poppethead Reserve, Hunter River Reserve at Greta and the Bimbadeen Lookout at Mount View.


Playgrounds

Cessnock’s 42 playgrounds have fun equipment for kids of all ages. Our inclusive and accessible playgrounds have opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. These playgrounds include:

  • Veteran’s Memorial Park in Aberdare
  • Bridges Hill Park in Cessnock
  • Maybury Peace Park in Weston

Some of our playgrounds are fully fenced providing a safe environment for toddlers and young children to enjoy.


Public toilets

To locate a public toilet in our LGA or for information on public toilets throughout Australia, please visit the ToiletMap website. 


Parks

Park

Address

Facilities

Abermain Centenary Park

Armidale Street,
Abermain

Car parking

Picnic furniture

Shaded playground

Shared pathway

Abernethy Park

6 Murray Street,
Abernethy

Picnic furniture

Shaded playground

Alkira Avenue Park

159 Alkira Avenue,
Cessnock

Open space

ANZAC Reserve

7 Narone Creek Road,
Wollombi

Open space

Apex Park

232A Wollombi Road,
Cessnock

Car parking

Picnic furniture

Apex Park

13 Mulbring Street,
Pelaw Main

Picnic furniture

Ayrfield Miners Memorial Park

6 Morgan Street,
North Rothbury

BBQ and picnic furniture

Playground

Public toilets

Bailey Park

198 Cessnock Road,
Abermain

Car parking

Picnic furniture

Shared pathway

Bellbird Community Hall

403 Wollombi Road,
Bellbird

Accessible car parking

Shaded playground

Bellbird Miners Memorial Park

496 Wollombi Road,
Bellbird

Picnic furniture

Bimbadeen Lookout

Mount View

Open space

Birralee Park

Heddon Street,
Kurri Kurri

Car parking

Picnic furniture

Shaded playground

Booth Park

Rawson Street,
Kurri Kurri

Open space

Bridges Hill Park

26 Victoria Street,
Cessnock

Accessible car parking

BBQ and picnic furniture

Outdoor gym equipment

Shaded playground

Shared pathway

Skatepark

Brunner Park

30 Dalwood Road,
East Branxton

Picnic furniture

Playground

Buckland Avenue Park

5 Maclean Street,
Cessnock

Car parking

Picnic furniture

Shaded playground

Shared pathway

Carmichael Park

Sparke Street,
Bellbird

BMX track

Car parking

Picnic furniture

Shaded playground

Cessnock Civic Park

Vincent Street,
Cessnock

Open Space

Chalmers Park

20 Railway Street,
Pelaw Main

Open space

Chinaman’s Hollow

Cessnock Road,
Weston

Accessible public toilets

BBQ and picnic furniture

Car parking

Shared pathway

Cliftleigh Meadows District Park

William Tester Drive,
Cliftleigh

BBQ and picnic furniture

Gym equipment

Playground

Shared pathway

Crawfordville/Millfield Park

31 Bennett Street,
Millfield

Accessible car parking

Accessible public toilets

BBQ and picnic furniture

Playground

Edgeworth David Park

Cessnock Road,
Abermain

Car parking

Mining memorial

Ellalong Park

22 Helena Street,
Ellalong

Picnic furniture

Playground

Ernie Dunlop Park

Appleton Avenue,
Weston

Picnic furniture

Playground

George Jeffery Park

Caledonia Street,
Kearsley

Accessible public toilets

BBQ and picnic furniture

Car parking

Playground

George Winter Park

131A Aberdare Street,
Kurri Kurri

Open space

H J Sternbeck Park

Edwards & Vincent Street, Cessnock

Picnic furniture

Hall Park

37 Stephen Street,
Cessnock

Picnic furniture

Playground

Harle St Park

94 Harle Street,
Abermain

Playground

Hedleigh Park

2 Adams Street,
Heddon Greta

Picnic furniture

Shaded playground

Hunter River Reserve

Orient Street,
Greta

Open space

Picnic furniture

Jeffries Park

320 Cessnock Road,
Abermain

Car parking

Picnic furniture

Shaded playground

Lloyd Park

47 Evatt Street,
Pelaw Main

Open space

Log of Knowledge Park

Stanford Street,
Pelaw Main

BBQ and picnic furniture

Car parking

Shaded playground

Picnic furniture

Macquarie Ave Playground

46 Macquarie Avenue,
Cessnock

Picnic furniture

Playground

Manning Park

10 Newton Avenue,
Cessnock

Dog off leash exercise area

Open space

Margaret Johns Park

84 Boundary Street,
Kurri Kurri

Car parking

Picnic furniture

Skatepark

Margaret St Playground

2A Margaret Street,
Cessnock

Picnic furniture

Playground

Maybury Peace Park

122 Cessnock Road,
Weston

Shaded playground

BBQ and picnic furniture

Car parking

Accessible toilets

Liberty Swing

Shared pathway

McFarlane St Playground

McFarlane Street,
Cessnock

Shaded playground

Picnic furniture

Meredith Park

11 Eighth Street,
Weston

Playground

Miller Park

8 Maitland Street,
East Branxton

Accessible toilet

BBQ and picnic furniture

Car parking

Off-leash dog exercise area

Outdoor gym equipment

Shaded playground

Sporting fields

Mulbring Park

11 Maitland Road,
Mulbring

Shaded playground

BBQ and picnic furniture

Public toilets

Norman Brown Park

59 High Street,
Greta

Picnic furniture

Playground

Public toilets

North End Park

Church Street,
Cessnock

Accessible public toilets

BBQ and picnic furniture

Shaded playground

Shared pathway

Nulkaba Playground

9 Branxton Street,
Nulkaba

Playground

O'Brien St Park

36 O’Brien Street,
Cessnock

Playground

O'Toole St Playground

O'Toole Street,
Weston

Picnic furniture

Playground

Paxton Park

46 McDonald Street,
Paxton

Picnic furniture

Playground

Plantation Reserve

New England Highway,
Greta

Open space

Pokolbin Park

Cornier of McDonalds & Debeyers Road,
Pokolbin

Accessible toilets

BBQ and picnic furniture

Car parking

Poppethead Park

30 Cessnock Street,
Kitchener

Accessible public toilets

BBQ and picnic furniture

Bushland walking trails

Car parking

Shaded playground

Shared pathway

Quarry St Park

19 Quarry Street,
Cessnock

Open space

Rotary Park

Barton Street & Lang Street,
Kurri Kurri

Accessible public toilets

BBQ and picnic furniture

Car parking

Slacks Park

2980 Paynes Crossing Road,
Wollombi

Accessible public toilets

BBQ and picnic furniture

Car parking

Playground

Slmm Park

75 Deakin Street,
Kurri Kurri

Open space

Spion Kop Reserve

Stanford Street,
Pelaw Main

Open space

Stanford Merthyr Park

42 Wallsend Street,
Stanford Merthyr

Picnic furniture

Shaded playground

Stephen St Park

Stephen Street,
Cessnock

Dog off leash exercise area

Picnic furniture

Playground

Turner Park

49A Aberdare Road,
Aberdare

Accessible toilets

Car parking

Picnic furniture

Sporting fields

Veterans Memorial Park

108A Aberdare Road,
Aberdare

BBQ and picnic furniture

Public toilets

Shaded playground

Shared pathway

Vineyard Grove Park

9 Shiraz Grove,
Cessnock

Picnic furniture

Shaded playground

Shared pathway

Whitburn Park

22 Whitburn Street,
Greta

Picnic furniture

Shaded playground

Shared pathway

Wyndham Ridge Park

6 Talleyrand Court,
Greta

BBQ and picnic furniture

Playground


Hire a park

Many of our parks are available to hire for small gatherings through to large corporate events.

Please contact our customer service team for bookings. 


Parks and gardens maintenance

Council carry out scheduled maintenance works on all Council managed parks, gardens, sporting ovals, playgrounds and tourist information bays in the Cessnock LGA.

Activities include mowing, trimming and edging, watering and fertilising, pest and weed control, line marking and installation of goal posts on sporting fields, minor repairs and litter removal.

Playgrounds are inspected on a monthly basis and repairs undertaken as required. 

Maintenance cycles are listed in the Parks and Gardens Maintenance Schedule.(PDF, 558KB)