Ron Short Park
Located opposite the Alicia Street shops, you can grab a coffee and head on over to the park. Bring a picnic blanket and set up under the trees, or make use of the picnic shelter by the playground.
There is a cricket practice net available to use and a large soccer field in the middle of the park with goals at each end.
The fully fenced playground is bright purple and yellow! Designed for young ones, you'll find nets, monkey bars, rope bridges and plenty of platforms to climb between. Best suited for children over 3 years of age, there is also a swing set, rockers and interactive panels for younger children.
There are public toilets at the southern end of the park, next to the Gold Coast Dog Obedience Training Club.
Car parking bays are along Alicia Street.
View a map of the sport fields layout(PDF, 504KB)
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.
Dog exercise areas
This park is a designated off leash dog park, where dogs can exercise and socialise off lead, under effective control.
Dogs must be walked on a leash unless otherwise stated and are prohibited in all children's playground areas.
City of Gold Coast has numerous areas where you can exercise your dog off leash.
Find this off leash exercise area
Disabled toilets are available. There is limited pathway access in this park. There are pathways to the toilets and building clubhouse, however no pathways throughout the park.
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Ron Short Park, 28 Alicia Street, Southport 4215
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