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Home Of The Arts (HOTA) Parklands

Located in the centre of the city, these parklands are a beautiful location for a stroll, picnic, swim or jog.

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Home Of The Arts (HOTA) Parklands

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Sculpture in the parkClick to enlarge

Located in the centre of the city, these parklands are a beautiful location for a stroll, picnic, swim or jog. Situated behind the Council Chambers and HOTA (formerly the Arts Centre Gold Coast), the parklands offer amazing views over the Nerang River. The Surfers Paradise skyline is your backdrop, making a beautiful photographic opportunity.

HOTA Parklands is also home to a swimming lagoon, popular with nippers training and recreational swims. The lagoon offers a sheltered swimming environment and is supported by surrounding amenities including toilets and showers perfect for that after swim refresh.

There are ample picnic areas with barbecues and shaded seating in the parklands. Parties, social gatherings and get togethers are popular in this scenic park. For bookings and enquires relating Home Of The Arts (HOTA) and St Margaret’s Chapel please contact HOTA directly for further information.

The kids playground is a great one - two separate slides and climbing spaces, all with sand underfoot and shade sails for those hot days. The playground is also fully fenced, great for the littlies. If exercise is what you are after, the lagoon offers a 677-metre loop. There are free exercise equipment stations located around the loop, perfect for strength training.

If you haven't been to the Parklands for years, check it out - it has lost none of its majestic charm, and is a reminder of the tranquillity of Gold Coast parks bordering the beautiful Nerang River.

Download and view a map of the park. (PDF 198kb)

Dog prohibited area

This park is a dog prohibited area. For more information visit our dog exercise areas page.

Map of dog prohibited area (PDF 425kb)


A striking new cultural destination is under development on this site which is within walking distance of Surfers Paradise, HOTA will be a heart for arts, culture and creative enterprise. For information on the works refer to our HOTA Project webpage.

Park facilities:

  • Barbecues
  • Disability toilet
  • Drinking fountain
  • Fitness station
  • No dogs allowed
  • Picnic tables
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Walking track
  • Water tap

Sports & activities:

  • General
  • Great park for...

    • Barbecues
    • Fitness
    • Kids - parks with playground equipment
    • Picnics
    • Relaxing
    • Walking
    • Weddings
  • Address

    Home Of The Arts (HOTA) Parklands, Ouyan Street, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217


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