Whether it's visitors to Brisbane, executives who need to get away or locals who just want to come and hang out there is a lot of space for everyone. People use the park for different reasons; exercise, sports, distractions or just the sheer beauty of this garden in the city. Occasionally a gardener or two will pass through as well.
Roma Street Parkland is located at 1 Parkland Blvd. in Brisbane and only a few blocks up Albert Street from the CBD. It is situated close to the Roma Street Train Station and there is ample parking as well. To see the events calendar for the year go to email@example.com.
There is a picnic area for the whole family to enjoy. A playground for the little ones keeps them entertained and there are enough water dragons to amuse everyone. The Parkland is also wheel chair friendly so no one is left out.
From Friday to Sunday there is a volunteer operated train that runs through the park from 10:00am to 3:00pm and you can ride for a small fee. It is a great way to see the park for those with difficulty walking or with small children. It can also be booked for private charter, minimum 20 people at $2.00 per person. Anita Wilkinson can be contacted at 3006 4534 for bookings.
There are guided walks conducted by volunteers with knowledge of everything Roma St. These include History walks, Art walks, walks for moms and babies just to name a few. With scheduled walks everyday just show up at the central meeting area of Roma Street Parkland known as the Hub, meet a guide and away you go. Tours start daily at 10:00am and 2:00pm. Larger groups require a booking so again call Anita Wilkinson at 3006 4534 and set up a date to go.
The remains of 1 of 10 fig trees that fell in a mini tornado when it swept through the park 3 years ago has been designated a bromeliad garden along with orchids and other lovelies. The flowers are changed out of the Spectacle garden every season and make it worthwhile going back again and again.
Did I mention it is free to wander through Roma Street Parkland? A chat with an out of town guest, a stroll with your grandmother or a footie game with your mates all can be done in the park. You can check out the beauty and vastness, versatility and uniqueness of this garden that is our hidden gem.
I visited the Park with my children (three and a ring in)last school holidays. The Parklands were running some school basis activities (like treasure hunts) which had us running around the park for hours. Then we jump on the train for a ride. After lunch (spent in the Roma Street Bus Terminal -limited options available in food court), we returned to spend another hour with the kids riding around of their scooters. All in all a great day out!!! A good idea for some outside activity during the school holidays which if you take a picnic lunch does cost anything.