Large open spaces, picnic facilities with free electric barbecues and a fun playground for the children are just some of the free recreation facilities we have within the Parkland for visitors to enjoy all year round.

Picnic and Barbecue Facilities

Roma Street Parkland has a number of picnic areas with free electric barbecue facilities located in some of the most picturesque parts of the Parkland including Frangipani Court and Spring Hill Corner. Unfortunately, barbecues are unable to be reserved for private use, however with 15 hotplates available for use, your wait shouldn’t be too long. If you are bringing a picnic into the park, then you are spoilt for choice for that special location – just put down your rug and enjoy. 


Sit back and relax with your friends and family on one of our colourful deckchairs. As part of the wider Chairs2Share initiative from Brisbane City Council, chairs are available at Banyan Lawn and along the Lake Precinct between 10am and 4pm every day. 



Our playground, located along Weeping Fig Avenue, provides children with the opportunity to play on swings, climbing frames, slides, and much more under the shade of our majestic fig trees. The playground also features the Liberty Swing, a swing designed specifically for people in a wheelchair. 

Parkland Explorer & Volunteers

Guided Walks

Our experienced and knowledgeable volunteers host free one-hour guided walks throughout Roma Street Parkland leaving from The Hub at 11am and 1pm daily. Please check with the parkland for walk times on public holidays.
These informative walks provide visitors with the opportunity to learn more about the parkland and will vary depending on which volunteer guides you – they all have their favourite place they want to share with you, but if you want to know about a particular location – just ask.  

We also cater for group bookings. For further information or to request a guided walk, download the Group Booking Form.

Spectacle Garden

Self-guided Walks

If you prefer to explore the parkland at your own pace, there are a selection of self-guided walks available from the Information Booth at The Hub.  The Public Art walk explores the 26 pieces of public art that are currently located in the Parkland, including the ‘Millennium Fossil’ by Chris Trotter one of the initial pieces of art commissioned for the opening of the parkland. The Lake Precinct self-guided walk explores the plants for Queensland’s coastal foreshores and waterways planted alongside the magnificent lake. 

Parkland Explorer

Parkland Explorer

“All Aboard” the Parkland Explorer. Sit back and enjoy your journey on our trackless train as it takes you through the lush subtropical landscape of the parkland. As you travel, the audio presentation will draw your attention to items of interest along the way. With three stations throughout the parkland, passengers can hop-on and hop-off to further explore the beautiful flora and fauna throughout the park.