Staying active

To support our active, healthy community, we've invested heavily in sporting and recreation infrastructure, with cycle networks, walking trails and more than 500 parks and reserves across the Clarence Valley. 

Take your pick from acres of cricket pitches, international standard hockey fields, and brand new indoor sports complexes. If you're keen for adventure, the chance to canoe on one of the nation's great wild rivers is only a phone call away.

Support for local and regional sport and the management of grounds and fields is outlined in Council's sport management policy.

Our active transport plan 

Sustainable modes of active transport like walking and cycling improve equity, health and the environment within the community. Our Bike Plan(PDF, 6MB) and Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan(PDF, 4MB) offer a comprehensive strategic approach to coordinating a cycling and pedestrian network

Walking trails

Our walking circuits and shared use footpaths are: 

For more on the getting outdoors in the Clarence, visit the My Clarence Valley website

Skate parks

Got wheels? We have an abundance of skateparks right across the Clarence Valley:

Iluka, cnr Owen & Spenser St

Details: Here, you'll find an open area bordered by transitions with an adjacent bowl end, various ledges, and a grind rail. The skate park is small, but well-designed and in good condition.

Yamba, cnr River & Coldstream St

Details: This park has a mini ramp with extension, in combination with some street elements and small quarter pipes. It is currently in the process of a design upgrade, which will include an advanced clover bowl, further intermediate and beginner street elements, better hangout spaces, seating, shade, and complimentary landscape features. Council plans on upgrading this park next financial year.

Wooloweyah, Lakes Blvd

Details: This skate spot consists of a concrete slab, angled at one corner to create a bank. There is a block wall adjacent with an associated concrete slab and basketball hoop.

Maclean, Wherrett Park, Rannoch Ave

Details: A good-sized skate park with lots of transitions and an open bowl, the park is in poor condition for skate boarding and is recommended for bike riders only. 

Grafton, cnr Prince & Oliver St

Details: The Grafton skatepark has an open area bordered by transitions to form an open bowl. With a large streetscape, bowl, fun box, grind poles and ramps it's a great park for all levels. 

Glenreagh, Boundary St

Details: An older skate spot with low transitions, ramps, and grind areas. 

Junction Hill, Summerland Way

Details: This small concrete bowl with rounded lip was built in the 1970s. Be warned, it has no coping. 

Coutts Crossing, Armidale Rd

Details: The skate park at Coutts has a mini ramp with extension, no platform and a 6-foot 'U' pipe. There are also transitions and stair features.

Copmanhurst, Federation Park, Cambridge St

Details: This small concrete park has a mini ramp with banks, hips, and flowy transitions. 

Wooli, Carraboi St

Details: With plenty of mellow street features and several different size ledges, along with a single flat square rail, this skatepark is a favourite. It also has small quarter pipes that allow for free-flowing open space riding.