Open Space and Leisure
Open Space, leisure and community facilities information.
Active Recreation Facilities
Council has over 190 hectares of community land that has been classified for structured sporting and/or recreation activities. This comprises 32 sporting fields which currently accommodate sporting activities such as cricket, soccer, baseball and football.
In addition to these fields other venues include two netball facilities, two multi-purpose hardcourts, thirteen tennis court facilities, six skateboard facilities and two BMX tracks.
Community Parks & Reserves
Open Space & Leisure Services currently manages in excess of 120 ha of land categorised as parkland, comprising over 300 parks.
These parks are classified either as a community park or a formal park. There are various kinds of parks which are included as community parks. They can be areas with playgrounds, areas with picnic facilities or just open space.
Added to Council owned parklands are extensive tracts of Crown foreshore reserves fringing Brisbane Water for which Council has care, control and management or is appointed Trustee.
In addition to the above reserves council manages the natural bushland reserves in Gosford. Walking trails, fire trails and picnic facilities are maintained in the three major bushland reserves.
Council is also responsible for managing Gosford's beaches - maintaining public access, dune fencing and dune revegetation.
Council manages two aquatic centres in Gosford City. These are the Gosford City Olympic Pool at Gosford and the state of the art multi-purpose Peninsula Leisure Centre at Woy Woy.
This popular camping area is situated about 25 kilometres south of Gosford at Patonga. The park has 36 powered and 45 unpowered sites for caravans and tents and boasts modern amenities.
Open Space and Leisure Services community consultation documents on view.