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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 events

There is always something happening at the Broadwater Parklands. Events below marked with an asterisk (*) are free. In addition to the events listed here, there are several Active & Healthy events for you to take part in on a weekly basis.

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A giant inflatable obstacle course on the Broadwater featuring trampolines, slides, swings, bouncing pillows, log roll spinners, and much more.

  • Date: Every day
  • Location: By the swimming enclosure
  • Time: 9am to 5pm
  • Contact: 07 5606 6866
  • Cost: $7 to $16

2018 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Trials

See the stars of Australian swimming light up the night as they compete for selection for the Commonwealth Games Team.

  • Date: 28 February to 3 March
  • Location: Gold Coast Aquatic Centre
  • Time: From 11am
  • Cost: From $5
  • Contact:

Movies under the stars – Lego Batman Movie*

Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.

  • Date: Saturday 24 March 2018
  • Location: The Southern Lawn
  • Time: Movie starts at 7pm
  • Contact: Wet Weather Hotline 07 5581 7016

Bike Sharing Scheme

Pedal power on the Gold Coast has been given a boost with the launch of a new bike share scheme.

This bike share scheme will include Broadwater Parklands and allows people to hire a bike at point ‘A’ and ride it to point ‘B’ without the need to return it to a docking station.

Visit our Bike share web page for more information.

*Free activity / no bookings required
Limited parking is available onsite, additional parking at Carey Park or catch the G:link.

Commonwealth Games information

The Gold Coast is about to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games and this is the chance for all residents to be a part of this exciting event. This once in a lifetime opportunity will see 11 days of world class competition from 4 to 15 April 2018 on our doorstep.

The Broadwater Parklands will be put on the world stage when it hosts the Marathon and Triathlon events at the northern end of the park as well as the swimming and diving events at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.

Due to the Commonwealth Games preparations, the parklands will be progressively closed off from the Great Lawn all the way to the northern end of the park, therefore any locations within this zone will be unavailable for bookings until after the Games.

Plan ahead and prepare to change your usual transport habits. For more information and advice visit the Get set for the Games website.

Commonwealth Games preparation closures

  • The Rockpools are closed and will reopen on 28 April 2018
  • Café Catalina is closed and will reopen on 16 May 2018
  • The Fish Shak & Shak Expresso are closed and will reopen on 26 May 2018
  • The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre is closed and will reopen on 4 June 2018

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