James Overell Park
A great park for sports, occupying large grassy fields. Be sure to bring the footy, soccer ball and cricket bat to enjoy a social game. There is also a half-sized basketball court with two hoops.
For anyone who is interested in an outdoor workout, several fitness stations can be found along the pathway. The concrete pathway loops around the entire park, ideal for a run around the park, or take it slow and enjoy the views of the Nerang River.
Kids will love the shady, fully fenced playground. Older in style, the playground equipment has been given a refresh with bright paint colours and sandstone block seating.
Toilet facilities are available as well as car parking along Brighton Parade or Biggs Place.
View a map of the sport fields layout(PDF, 375KB)
Visit our Sport field closures page for updates related to weather conditions.
Details of sports field closures due to renovations can be found on our renovation schedule.
Disabled parking bay is along Brighton Parade at the front of the playground. Park facilities are accessible via the connecting pathway that loops around the park.
Dog exercise areas
This is an off leash dog area where dogs can exercise and socialise off lead, under effective control.
Otherwise, dogs must be walked on a leash and are prohibited in all children's playground areas.
City of Gold Coast has numerous areas where you can exercise your dog off leash, including this park.
Find this off leash exercise area
James Overell Park, Brighton Parade, Southport 4215
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