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Broadwater Parklands

The Gold Coast's world class Broadwater Parklands offers a range of diverse locations and facilities for hire, designed for everything from large events to small picnics.

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Broadwater Parklands

Broadwater Parklands Event Facilities

Located on the Broadwater side of Marine Parade, Southport (opposite Australia Fair), the Gold Coast's world class Broadwater Parklands offers a range of diverse locations and facilities for hire, designed for everything from large scale events to small family gatherings.

There are plenty of shady spots for a picnic. You can also make use of the free barbecue facilities, and please note that dogs must be walked on a leash unless otherwise signed.

Broadwater Parklands - Pandanus point

The centrally located Parklands not only offers magnificent views and wide open spaces for community events, but there are also a number of more intimate locations such as the Pier and the Rooftop, featuring the spectacular backdrop of the Surfers Paradise skyline.

View the image gallery to see what more the Broadwater Parklands has on offer.

Find a map of the Parklands below.

Events

Broadwater Parklands Event Facilities

View the Broadwater Parklands calendar of events to find family-friendly events taking place at this park.

Bookings

Broadwater Parklands - Dining on the pier

Whether it's a concert, a corporate function, a wedding or just a family barbecue, Broadwater Parklands has the perfect location to suit your needs. Download our Broadwater Parklands fees and charges brochure.

Find the Broadwater Parklands booking forms below.

The park offers a wide variety of recreational options including picnics and barbecues, strolling on the rooftop terrace to take in the spectacular views of Surfers Paradise, fishing off the pier, swimming, and lunchtime sports on the Great Lawn.

Kids will love splashing around in the popular, fun-filled Rockpools – a great way to cool down on a summer day.

The southern reclamation area is now 2.8 hectares of useable open space – that's the equivalent of four touch football fields end to end. Located on Marine Parade, Southport, the three-kilometre stretch of parklands along the foreshore is an ideal destination for all to enjoy.

Find the Broadwater Parklands map below.

Accessibility

See our Southport CBD and Broadwater Parklands mobility map for the location of accessible toilets, change facilities, accessible car parking spaces, pathway gradients, location of kerb ramps and key buildings and services. Transport information for light rail stations, bus stops and bus routes is also featured.

The Parklands also has a special, Changing Places toilet, which includes an adjustable height change table, ceiling tracking hoist and shower. A Master Locksmith Access Key (MLAK) is required for access. For more information, see our Changing Places toilet - Broadwater Parklands page. 

Rockpools

Broadwater Parklands Event Facilities

This is an exciting, sculptural water playground. The water play area is designed with cool water fountains and vibrant marine-themed equipment. It includes a creek bed and several tidal rockpools for children to splash, dam and explore.

The Rockpools are manned by lifeguards during opening hours and are completely free.

Bouncy pillow

Broadwater Parklands Event Facilities

The Bouncy pillow has the following opening hours:

1 December to 31 January: 7am to 7pm
1 February to 31 March: 7am to 6pm
1 April to 30 August: 7am to 5pm
1 September to 30 November: 7am to 6pm

Northern Pavilion

Broadwater Parklands - Northern Pavilion

This new community space offers sweeping Broadwater views and adds an all-weather option to the range of existing spaces available to hire at Broadwater Parklands.

The Northern Pavilion accommodates 60 to 70 people at a sit down dinner or 100-120 for a stand up function with 10 round tables and 60 white plastic chairs available to use as part of your booking.

Glass roller doors open on three sides to allow ocean breezes and views of the Broadwater.

Positioned beside the Rotary Broadwater Chapel, the Northern Pavilion offers a convenient venue for a wedding reception.

Address:
Northern Pavilion
Broadwater Parklands
Marine Parade
Southport (Entry via North Street)

Dining options

The Fish Shak and Shak Expresso

The Fish Shake & Shak Espresso are closed and will reopen on 26 May 2018.


Café Catalina

Café Catalina is closed and will reopen on 16 May 2018.

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Free WI-FI

Wireless internet is available at the Broadwater Parklands seven days a week. Wireless will be available from April to November between 7am and 7pm and from December to March between 7am and 9pm.

Sessions are 30 minutes in length or 50 megabytes (mb), with a 15-minute cool off period. Coverage areas include The Little Lawn, The Great Lawn, the main car park and the Rockpools.

Full details and connection instructions are available on our Broadwater Parklands WI-FI page.

*Terms and conditions apply.


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