Roma Street Parkland
Visit the Roma Street Parkland to stroll scenic walking trails, admire the flower displays at the Spectacle Garden, or do as the locals do and make the most of the many barbecue areas. To learn more about the park’s exotic plants and wildlife such as the Easter Water Dragon, join one of the free guided tours or take a ride around the park on the Parkland Explorer mini-train. Additional highlights include the open-air amphitheater, which hosts regular concerts, movie screenings, and other events throughout the year; and the views over the city from The Lookout, which are most impressive at sunset.
Things to know before you go
*Roma Street Parkland is ideal for active travelers wanting to run or cycle, as well as a fun destination for families with kids. *The Roma Street Parkland Information Booth at the center of the park offers self-guided tour maps and guided park tours. *The park is open 24/7 and is free. *The park has public restrooms, multiple picnic and BBQ areas, free deck *chairs, children’s playgrounds, and a coffee shop (by the amphitheater). *The park is wheelchair-accessible.
How to get there
Roma Street Parkland is located in the Spring Hill neighbourhood, just north of downtown Brisbane. It’s easy to walk there from downtown, just a 15-minute stroll from the Queen Street Mall, or else hop on the train to Roma Street Parklands station. Parking is available along Parkland Crescent at the southern end of the park.
When to get there
The parklands fill up with locals on sunny days and there’s always something happening on summer weekends—arrive in the morning to run or cycle before the weather heats up, join a fitness class, or watch a free concert in the afternoon; then stick around to watch a movie at the open-air Moonlight Cinema.