Pizzey Park

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Pizzey Park
LocationMiami, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Coordinates28°03′49″S 153°25′35″E / 28.06350°S 153.42634°E / -28.06350; 153.42634Coordinates: 28°03′49″S 153°25′35″E / 28.06350°S 153.42634°E / -28.06350; 153.42634
OwnerGold Coast City Council
SurfaceGrass
Tenants
Burleigh Bears, Queensland Cup
Burleigh Heads Bulldogs Soccer Club, Gold Coast Soccer
Bond Pirates Rugby Club, Gold Coast and District Rugby Union

Pizzey Park is an open-air sports and recreation precinct in Miami, a suburb in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The 60-hectare (150-acre) site is owned and operated by the Gold Coast City Council.[1][2]

History[edit]

The Pizzey Park sporting complex was established on a 26 hectares (64 acres) site in 1969. It was named after the former Queensland Premier Jack Pizzey.[3] It was previously a garbage dump.[citation needed]

The Australian Institute of Sport established their training facilities for canoe/kayak at Pizzey Park in June 1991 at a cost of $500,000. The park was expanded to accommodate this additional facility, extending westward into the neighbouring suburb of Mermaid Waters.[4][5]

Facilities[edit]

Pizzey Park has sports fields for a wide variety of sports including: rugby league, rugby union, Australian Rules Football, soccer, netball, softball and athletics.[1][6]

Skateboard and BMX facilities are available. The site also provides a network of tracks for walking, jogging and cycling, around a number of lakes as well as an off-leash dog park.[1]

The site includes the Miami Aquatic Centre featuring two outdoor heated 50-metre (160 ft) swimming pools and one indoor 15-metre (49 ft) teaching pool.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Pizzey Park". Parks and recreation. Gold Coast City Council. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Our Natural Playground" (PDF). Gold Coast City Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  3. ^ Plaque at the entrance of Pizzey Park. 28°03′39″S 153°25′47″E / 28.0607°S 153.4297°E / -28.0607; 153.4297 (Pizzey Park Sporting Complex plaque): Gold Coast City Council.
  4. ^ "Australian Institute of Sport - Canoeing". Australian Canoeing. 17 September 2004. Archived from the original on 2018-04-24. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Canoe facility approved for Pizzey Park". Gold Coast City Council. 27 September 1990.
  6. ^ "Pizzey Park - 80 Pacific Avenue, Miami" (PDF). Gold Coast City Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 February 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Miama Aquatic Centre". Gold Coast City Council. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2014.