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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 scale events to small family gatherings. There is plenty of shady spots for a picnic, make use of the free barbecue facilities or relax at the cafe. View the image gallery to see what the Broadwater Parklands has on offer.

**Please be aware the Rockpools will be closed for annual maintenance from Monday 27 June to Friday 1 July 2016. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Find a map of the Parklands below.

Broadwater Parklands events

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

Opening hours

Rockpools opening hours

This is an exciting, new, 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.

**Please be aware the Rockpools will be closed for annual maintenance from Monday 27 June to Friday 1 July. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

1 February to 31 March: 8am to 6pm (closed every Tuesday morning for maintenance until midday)
1 April to 31 May: 9am to 5pm (closed every Tuesday morning for maintenance until midday)
Anzac Day: opens at midday
1 June to 31 August: 9am to 3pm (closed Tuesday morning for maintenance until midday)
1 September to 30 November: 8am to 6pm (closed every Tuesday morning for maintenance until midday)

*Hours may change due to weather conditions.

Bouncy pillow opening hours

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

Washington Waters swimming enclosure

This enclosure is patrolled by lifeguards from 8am to 5pm from 19 September 2015 to 2 May 2016.

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

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 – 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 below the Broadwater Parklands map of barbecue areas.

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