Broadwater Parklands events happening this month!
There is always something happening at the Broadwater Parklands.
Download the calendar of events to find out more about the free community activities on offer this April:
For more information on Broadwater Parklands, visit City of Gold Coast Parklands Now.
The Southport Broadwater Parklands is a large community park located in Southport. Broadwater Parklands is designed for large community gatherings and families alike. The park has many different areas for children and barbecue areas for families.
The Southport Broadwater Parklands is situated parallel to the Gold Coast Highway and opposite Australia Fair Shopping Centre. The park has several onsite car parks for visitors and on-street parking is also available along the Gold Coat Highway. Both on-street parking and onsite parking are managed by the City of Gold Coast and require a fee to park at.
The public park is accessible by several forms of public transport. The most convenient form of transport would be to get the G:link. The G:link is a light rail line operating from Broadbeach South to Gold Coast University Hospital via Surfers Paradise and Southport. There is a G:link station located just a few hundreds meters from the entrance to the parkland. Trams run every 8 minutes during peak times. Southport Bus Station is only a few minutes walk from the entrance to the park and provides bus connections to neighboring suburbs.
The park went through a major redevelopment and was re-opened by the Premier of Queensland, Anna Bligh, on 23 August 2009. Southport Broadwater Parklands has become a popular family attraction.
Park features include:
- The great pier that extends 100m out into the Broadwater provides views of Surfers Paradise, The Spit and Southport.
- The events lawn, hosts some of the city’s largest events including the Gold Coast Airport Marathon and Carols by Candlelight.
- There is also places for a picnic, to kick a ball, toss a frisbee, or simply relax and enjoy the views of the open Broadwater.
- A public stage with a large outdoor screen provides a spot to watch movies.
- The Pavilion building, with a rooftop deck offering elevated views, has park information, public toilets and showers and there will be bike lockers to encourage commuters to use ‘pedal power’ to travel to and from Southport.
- A new pedestrian crossing links Nerang Street and the Southport CBD to the parklands in place of the existing underpass.
- Walkways and bridges encourage exploration of the ‘urban wetland’, and of cascading water and reed-filled ponds that collects, cleans and filters stormwater before it goes into the Broadwater.
- A boulevard of fig trees provides a shaded space, ideal for farmers’ markets, picnics and summer promenades.
- Coastal casuarinas provide shady spots along the shoreline, for family gatherings.
- Unique artwork was unveiled at the launch of Stage One of the parklands.
- There is a landscaped car park for approximately 200 vehicles.