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Our Parklands

Soak up the sunshine and enjoy GPC's parklands

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has an ongoing commitment to provide residents and visitors to Gladstone with greater access to the waterfront through the provision of exceptional parklands and facilities such as the Marina Parklands, Spinnaker Park and the East Shores – Gladstone Coal Exporters Maritime Precinct. 

Together they put Gladstone on the map as being home to one of Australia's most outstanding Marina foreshore developments and recreational waterfront facilities.

Our parklands provi​​de a place for residents and visitors alike to make use of facilities including a water play park, BBQs and picnic areas, sheltered seating areas, public amenities, a beached cove, native wetlands and ponds and 2.5 kilometres of walking tracks.​

GPC Marina Parklands and Spinnaker Park

Year in, year out, locals and visitors embrace the GPC’s Marina Parklands and Spinnaker Park as a venue for numerous events such as weddings, birthday parties and community events. The Marina Parklands is also home to several high profile events including GPC's Botanic to BridgeGladstone’s Harbour Festival and Mayor's Carols at the GPC Marina Main Stage.

Dogs are permitted within the M​​arina Parklands and Spinnaker Park and must be kept on a leash at all times. 

​Spinnaker Pa​​rk opening ho​​urs

Spinnaker Park is a gated facility, open 5am to 10pm each day, all year round.

​East Shores - Gladstone Coal Exporters Maritime Precinct

​GPC, in partnership with Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET), transformed Stage 1A of the East Shores Precinct into Gladstone’s newest place to play!

Stage 1A of the precinct spans from what was Joseph Banks Park to the Auckland Point Terminal end of Flinders Parade and includes a water play park, waterfront boardwalk incorporating a viewing platform, BBQs and an abundance of green, open space to play.

East Shores provides a world-class recreational precinct for Gladstone residents and visitors of all ages to meet, relax, exercise and enjoy the foreshore area. 

Further works are commencing in 2019 with Stage 1B of the East Shores redevelopment



​East Shores Water Play ​​​Park operating hours 

  • March  to August: 9am to 6pm 
  • September to Febru​ary: 9am to 9pm ​

Parkland Maps

Parklands events and functions

If you are If you are looking at holding a function in the Marina or Spinnaker Parklands for over 50 attendees or that involves the use of a marquee and/or amusement rides, we encourage you to view the categories below. A bond may be applicable.

Event Categories

Before you apply

All groups wanting to utilise our parklands for an event must adhere to ourparklands conditions of useand follow thepark guidelinesas signed.

You will need:

  • event type – e.g. Birthday Party
  • event date and approx. start and finish times
  • the desired area – e.g. Marina Area C (see Parklands Maps)
  • to know the approximate number of attendees
  • to know whether any infrastructure will be utilised – e.g. marquee, jumping castle etc.
  • to know what suppliers or vendors you may look to engage (e.g. food vans)
  • a copy of your current Public Liability Insurance (if you are an organisation using an area)

​CCTV Camera Surveillance 

Security cameras operate at GPC facilities, to ensure public safety, for the investigation and prosecution of criminal offences and for the investigation of safety, environmental or security incidents. CCTV footage and audio recordings will only be accessed by persons authorised to do so. In the event of an incident, recordings may be provided to the Queensland Police Service and other state and federal government departments for law enforcement purposes. For further information contact the GPC Security team on (07) 4976 1350. 

More information

​To enquire or provide feedback about our parklands, please email​ or phone our Corporate and Community Relations Team on 1800 243 GPC. ​​​