Christies Beach Lions Park is close to the beach, partially fenced and near some great eateries. There's shaded tables and chairs which makes it ideal for children's parties when the weather is nice. The playground had a climbing wall, boat, swings, slides and lots of grass to play on.
Right near the beach makes it an ideal place to visit, especially if the kids want more than just a playground. As it is off of Beach road the parking isn't too bad. The downside to the park is that the toilets are across the road on the beach side and the fence doesn't extended to the busy Beach and Esplanade Roads.
When the kids do get hungry there are plenty of cafes around to grab a bite to eat or a coffee.