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Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts

The health and wellbeing of the Gold Coast community, our customers and City employees is our first priority.

The City is receiving advice from the Federal Government and Queensland Health on a daily basis to inform our response to the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the city.

Parks remain open with visitors encouraged to take recommended health and social distancing precautions.

Playground equipment, BBQs and outdoor gym equipment: Our 600 playgrounds, 389 barbecues and 347 pieces of gym equipment will be closed until further notice. Signage will be installed over the next few days.

Park bookings: We will not take park bookings for at least two months.

Water fountains/bubblers: Based on advice from Queensland Health, these will remain turned on; however users should practice appropriate hygiene. The City will increase cleaning frequency.

Soap dispensers are being procured for some of the City’s public amenities in our most popular parks.

Skate parks will close from 30 March following Federal Government advice. Signage will be installed.

Complaints about non–compliance with current social distancing regulations as well as the use of playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs and fitness equipment should be referred to Police link hotline 131 444.

For the latest update on City's response visit

Village Heart

Located in the heart of the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct, this newly created park boasts over seven hectares of lush green space.

Get together with friends and family and enjoy the complementary barbecue facilities, relax with your favourite book in the shade or catch up on studying under the sheltered areas. You can also take in the scenery with a leisurely jog around the one-kilometre track.

A highlight of the parklands is the 'disc', a sculptural element and water feature which recalls the rock formations and waterfalls of Natural Bridge at Springbrook National Park.

Wrapping around the Village Heart is the “arbour”, a twisting, golden double helix which continues conceptually throughout the entire site: it is the DNA strand which ties the whole precinct together.

This beautiful park acquired by the City of Gold Coast is a legacy of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and will be enjoyed for generations to come.


Get off at the Griffith University Light Rail station, walk two minutes and you’re at your destination.


Whether it's a community fun day, a corporate function or a birthday party, Village Heart has the perfect location to suit your needs.

To make a booking please complete and submit the application form below.

You will also find our fees and charges and terms and conditions linked below with the application form. We recommend that you read the Village Heart terms and conditions carefully before booking a space within the parklands.


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