Parks and recreation
The Gold Coast has over 3800 parks covering 21,000 hectares, almost 700 playgrounds, over 380 barbecues and over 200 sports fields scattered across the city.
Explore the links below to find out more about the many beautiful parks and recreational facilities that are available for our community and visitors to enjoy.
Find a park
Use our Park Finder to search for the best Gold Coast parks for children, weddings, exploring nature and more. Find out more about our popular parks such as the Broadwater Parklands and the Botanic Gardens. Learn how to book a park for your next party or function.
What's on in Gold Coast parks
Take part in our Active & Healthy program; watch a Movie under the stars; check out one of our famous Farmers’ markets; connect with the environment through our NaturallyGC program; or find ways to entertain the kids with our school holiday programs or view the calendar of events at Broadwater Parklands.
Gold Coast parks include a range of great facilities such as play and exercise equipment, dog exercise areas, barbecues and picnic areas, toilets, pathways, BMX and skate parks and boardwalks for walking and cycling. Find out how we are working to improve accessibility within our parks.
Sports field closures and sport clubs
Sports fields may at times need to be closed. Find details of current sports field closures due to wet weather and our maintenance and renovation schedule. City of Gold Coast's (City) provides a large number of sporting and training facilities and programs for both residents and visitors.
City of Gold Coast provides a range of facilities which are available for community leasing by not-for-profit organisations. More than 400 properties are currently being used for sport, recreation, cultural or community purposes.