Roma Street Parkland have become a popular place for Brisbane locals to gather in the CBD and there is much more than meets the eye when exploring the parkland.
From guided walks to art in the park, and a variety of flora and fauna – there’s much to explore in the Roma Street Parkland
Art in the Park
Roma Street Parkland features a large collection of local, public art. Queensland’s most talented artists were commissioned to create a collection of 15 pieces, specifically for the Parkland. There is a brochure available for self-guided walk that takes your through the collection of mosaic, stone sculptures, murals and paving.
Guided walks & Parkland Explorer
There is a wide variety of free guided walks led by the Parkland’s experienced and knowledgeable volunteer guides.
General walks depart daily at 10am and 2pm, running for 1 hour throughout the Parkland.
Bookings must be made for groups of 10 or more, and 4 weeks’ notice is required.
The Parkland Explorer is a trackless train that offers another guided tour. Sit back and enjoy the landscape from the carriage. A gold coin donation is appreciated, as the train is run by volunteers.
Flora & Fauna
The Parkland is home to a variety of unique Australian subtropical vegetation, as well as flora from around the world.
Check out the Horticultural Calendar to find out when your favourites are in full bloom.
Native birds, lizards and fish have also made Roma Street Parkland home. Factsheets on the birds and fish can be found here.
Picnics, BBQs and Melange Cafe
There are picnic tables and BBQs throughout the Roma Street Parkland which are free to the public. However, visitors are unable to reserve the facilities – it’s a first come, first served basis.
If a picnic isn’t your thing, pop into Melange cafe for takeaway items.
Throughout the year, there are all sorts of events held at the Roma Street Parkland. To find out what’s on and when, visit the Parkland website.