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Gold Coast parks

Surrounded by beautiful parks with BBQ, picnic and playground facilities, the Gold Coast has a park for everyone.

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Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

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

We are receiving advice from the Federal Government and Queensland Health on a daily basis to inform our response to the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

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

The following City services and facilities have resumed:

  • all playgrounds, gym equipment and barbecues open
  • skate parks and outdoor basketball courts open
  • sports fields and parks are open for use by families, friends and members of the same household (up to 20 people) for outdoor non-contact activity. Community sport and recreation clubs can return to activity, as long as they meet the Queensland Government COVID-19 restrictions. This includes the completion of all the requirements documented in any associated Industry COVID Safe Plan before activity begins. Visit Queensland Government - Return to Play for details.
  • Broadwater Parklands are open, with all facilities available in line with current restrictions. The bouncy pillow has reopened and the rockpools wet play area will reopen 11 July from 9am – 3pm. The Rotary Chapel has reopened for weddings and events can proceed in line with relevant COVID Safe Event Plans.

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

Soap dispensers are available in some public amenities in our most popular parks.

Complaints about non–compliance with current social distancing regulations should be referred to Police link hotline 131 444.

For the latest update on the City's response, visit

The community is welcome to use Gold Coast parks and reserves for special gatherings such as wedding ceremonies, parties and events. Some of these uses may require approval, relevant permits and have appropriate fees/charges applied. Fees and charges may apply for the temporary use of the park for events and activities that have a commercial element such as; ticketed participation, food trucks, goods or services being provided at the event for commercial benefit. (Note: application fees are non-refundable.) This booking process is in place to prevent conflicts.

The Gold Coast has many beautiful parks for you to choose from for your wedding, birthday party or celebration:

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Wedding ceremonies

To book a park for a wedding or commitment ceremony or renewal of vows, use our online form.

Unsure about where to get married? Check out our Park wedding locations page for some ideas.

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Social gatherings and private functions

A booking is required for all social gatherings of over 50 people and any gathering where infrastructure will be brought onto the parklands (jumping castle, animal-related activity) regardless of number of attendees.

For further information, visit our Social park gatherings and private functions page where you can find our online booking form.

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Community events

Are you looking to host your own community event? Events which are open to the public and held on City-controlled parkland require a permit from the City.

Visit our Event organisers page for application forms and guides to help with your event planning.

Broadwater Parklands

Broadwater Parklands

A booking is required for activities to be held at the Broadwater Parklands. Broadwater Parklands offer exclusive use areas.

Fees and charges may apply. Apply online to make a booking.

Kurrawa Terrace

Kurrawa Terrace

Kurrawa Terrace is the city’s first absolute beachfront-dedicated, fully serviced event space for unique outdoor functions.

Visit the Kurrawa Terrace venue bookings page for venue hire information and application forms.

Temporary access for private works

Temporary access for private works

If you need access to a park for private works including fencing, swimming pool installation, property landscaping, scientific research, or removal of a vehicle from a property, you will be required to make an application for temporary access.
Use our online application form.

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Placement of infrastructure within park or open space

A booking is required for temporary occupation of a park for construction sites and traversing of parks by vehicles for construction purposes. An entry fee, bond and rental fee will apply. The application fee is non-refundable.

Use our online application form.

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Sports and recreation organisations

The City's Right of Use Program enables community organisations to lease sport and recreational facilities across the Gold Coast.

Find out more about applying for Sport Right of Use.

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School sport

Schools wishing to book facilities for sport are able to apply through the City's Right of Use program for the annual use of City sport and recreation facilities.

Find out more about applying for Sport Right of Use.

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