Gardens and Precincts

Roma Street Parkland was designed to create a public garden that would excite the imagination and be an attractive environment for both the local community and visitors to the city. 

Planting throughout the parkland has been carefully considered and is sensitive to the climate. Microclimates representative of subtropical Queensland have been created in the parkland as distinct precincts, creating the feel of a subtropical wonderland representing Queensland’s varied plant life. Alongside the planting, the parkland hosts a number of community spaces for events and activities and is also a popular wedding venue. 



A big brass band? A local rock band? Shakespeare? Whatever your taste in music or theatre, our 1200 seat Amphitheatre plays host to a range of concerts and theatre productions throughout the year, including the popular Bands in the Park sessions. To find out what is coming up soon, visit our events page. 

Spectacle Garden

Spectacle Garden at Colin Campbell Place

Enjoy meandering through the winding pathways of this garden lovers' paradise with an ever-changing seasonal display of blooms. The Spectacle Garden at Colin Campbell Place displays a vivid array of colour all year and includes a collection of flowers, herbs, water features and art works. You might even be greeted by one of the resident water dragons.


The Rainforest and Fern Gully

The Rainforest and Fern Gully offers the chance to explore a subtropical misty rainforest in the centre of Brisbane! Follow the pathway at ground level to walk through the lush ferns and gushing creeks or take one of the walkways leading you gently above the tree tops, allowing you to look down through the forest canopy to the pathways and plants below.

Queensland Greats

Queensland Greats

Roma Street Parkland is proud to host the Queensland Greats wall which holds the plaques presented to the recipients of the Queensland Greats Awards announced annually by the Premier during Queensland Week. For information on the people and organisations featured on the Queensland Greats wall, visit the Queensland Greats Awards. 

Lake in Roma Street Parkland

Lake Precinct

With its wide open lawns and lakeside walkways, the Lake Precinct is a wonderful place to take a relaxing walk, have a picnic or watch our resident ducks on the lake. Explore the plants from the South Pacific, Australian wetlands and sub-tropical Queensland.

Visitors are able to consume alcohol in the Lakeside Precinct between 10am and 8pm with a substantial meal.

Celebration Lawn

Celebration Precinct

Celebration Precinct boasts a magnificent lawn, which is often used for major community events. With unique artwork, a living mural and a dramatic water wall, this precinct is one of the focal points of the parkland. Crossing over the little bridge between the water walls takes you through to Frangipani Court with its lovely trees, barbecue areas and the Jumping Salmon water feature.

Visitors are able to consume alcohol in the Celebration Precinct between 10am and 8pm with a substantial meal.

Upper Parkland

Upper Parkland

Encompassing the original Albert Park and Recreation Ground, the Upper Parkland is a wonderful recreational area, home to the children’s playground, Amphitheatre and the contemporary Harry Oakman Pavilion. The Upper Parkland provides some of the best vantage points of the city skyline.