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Broadwater Parklands

Broadwater Parklands is a world class community and cultural parkland, loved by Gold Coast residents and tourists alike.


Broadwater Parklands

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Broadwater Parklands is a world class community and cultural parkland, loved by Gold Coast residents and tourists alike. At the heart of the three kilometres of parklands is this vast expanse of green that is ideal for family picnics and fun. The Great Lawn hosts some of the city's popular events such as the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Carols by Candlelight and the World Championship Triathlon.

The Rockpools water playground is the first of its kind on the Gold Coast, and what a hit it is with the kids! A trip to the parklands is not complete without the children getting wet and having a ball! The Rockpools has shallow wade-height water with spouting water animals and waterfalls. There are a variety of pool areas and creek beds with water filling up and emptying on timers. Pop jets squirt water throughout the play area and waterfalls cascade down the rockpools.

The Fish Shak is the perfect addition to the parklands! Situated overlooking the beautiful Broadwater and Main Lawn, choose from the seasonal menu items or enjoy something to take away and picnic within the surrounds of the park. The venue can also be booked for private functions after hours.

Great parks have great children's playgrounds and the Broadwater Parklands is no exception. The Washington Waters Park at the southern end of Broadwater Parklands has a variety of fun play equipment like swings, a giant lizard, bike education track, monorail pedal bikes and a flying fox, as well as a special Liberty swing for children of all abilities. The bouncy pillow is a kiddies favourite, providing hours of jumping fun!

There is also fishing off the 100 metre long pier and a swimming enclosure where you can enjoy a dip, which also has a jumping pontoon.

Download and view a map of the park. (PDF 413kb)

Note: Dogs must be walked on leash unless otherwise signed.

The Parklands is a hub of activity, with events happening most weekends. Movie nights under the stars are a family favourite, and the Parklands also plays host to many concert performances such as Darryl Braithwaite and Anthony Callea. Check out the events calendar and plan your trip.

The Parklands is also a popular wedding ceremony venue, with our dedicated rooftop ceremony location providing an amazing backdrop for those special occasions! Visit our Park bookings page to download our fees and charges brochure and the Weddings and private gatherings booking form

If you haven't checked out the Parklands yet, grab your swimmers, pack a picnic and enjoy! View our Broadwater Parklands calendar of events for more details about this park and the activities and events coming soon.

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Associated facilities:

  • Barbecues
  • Boat ramp
  • Drinking fountain
  • Electricity
  • Liberty swing
  • Lookout
  • Picnic shelter
  • Picnic tables
  • Playground
  • Scenic viewpoint
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Water tap

Associated sports:

  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water activities
  • Great park for...

    • Barbecues
    • Kids - parks with playground equipment
    • Launching a boat
    • Picnics
    • Relaxing
    • Walking
    • Weddings
  • Address

    Marine Parade, Southport, QLD 4215