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Riverside Open Space

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by Tinamaleela (subscribe)
I love hiking, travel, photography, art, and Brisbane's culture and lifestyle.
Published January 22nd 2021
A brand new barbecue, picnic and function space has been opened at South Bank Parklands.

The 6,800 square metre Riverside Open Space provides a huge recreation area for families and groups. There is seating on the terraces next to the barbecues and an expanse of lawn to lay down picnic mats and take in the views or listen to live entertainment.

south bank parklands barbecue picnic area
Barbecues and seating on the terrace. Photo by writer.


Dotted around the site are sculptures of rocks covered in fishing nets. In keeping with the theme is a sculpture of undulating water. It will be interesting to see how this is transformed when there is a downpour of rain.

south bank parklands barbecue picnic area sculptures
Sculptures around Riverside Open Space. Photo by writer.


Water sculpture. Photo by writer.

With the opening of Riverside Open Space, there are now three barbecue locations, including Picnic Island Green and Riverside Green.

It is worth noting that Brisbane City Council permits the consumption of alcohol (for persons 18 years or older) at these barbecue locations, as well as at River Quay Green, provided there is food being served. Alcohol is allowed between 10am-8pm. However, New Year's Eve and Australia Day are alcohol-free for public safety reasons.

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The new space overlooks Brisbane River and the city. Photo by writer.
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Phone: 3867 2000
Where: South Bank Parklands, South Brisbane
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