I finally got a chance to visit the famous Roma Street Parkland when my husband was visiting me here. I have heard about it, about the beautiful flowers in the gardens, but I have not visited it during my three years here in Brisbane. I felt it’s no fun to go there alone, and it’s true that with my special company it felt so great and tranquil.
The Roma Street Parklands is a spacious park in the middle of the city of Brisbane, near the city center. They have flowers all year round, especially now during spring. The easiest way to go there is to go to Roma Street train station, either by bus or by train. The entrance to Roma Street Parklands can be found via Platform 10 of the train station. Don’t forget to touch on and touch off your go card at both ends when you walk across the corridor of the station, when you go to the park and when you come back from the park. There are other entrances to the park, and also parking facilities.
The park area is said to be 16 hectares wide. Yes it is very huge, and very beautifully arranged. There are lakes and waterfalls, a space to do sport activities, and BBQ facility. There are also cafes, and different sections of gardens, such as fern gardens and flower gardens. There are also plenty of playgrounds for children. The parkland is not a plain open space but arranged in levels. There are many walkways, bridges, and also stairs. The view is beautiful and the ambience was really nice. A group of people were having a private BBQ party, and some others were playing football on the court. There were wild life around such as birds, ducks and ducklings, and lizard. People walk, jog, took pictures, and enjoy the surroundings. There were children running around and looking for the train. Everybody seemed to have a good time.
My husband and I really enjoyed our time there, took lots of beautiful pictures, and it was really entertaining and relaxing to walk through the park and the gardens and just enjoy the view, the atmosphere, and our time together. We run into a mature couple who told us the garden is so beautiful, they visit there every Sunday. We might do it too if my husband were here with me all the time lolz. I find it great that Brisbane has such a park in the middle of the city and it’s not all high rise buildings and forest of cement. There is a place to relax and it’s really well taken care of. I might go there someday again and bring my laptop to write my thesis. Let’s see!