Soak up the sunshine and enjoy GPC's pristine 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 provide 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 Bridge, Gladstone’s Harbour Festival and the Mayor's Carols at the GPC Marina Main Stage.
Dogs are permitted within the Marina Parklands and Spinnaker Park and must be kept on a leash at all times.
Spinnaker Park opening hours
Spinnaker Park is a gated facility, open from 5am to 10pm every day of the year.
East Shores Parklands
GPC, in partnership with Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET), transformed Stage 1A of the East Shores Parkland into Gladstone’s newest place to play in 2014.
Stage 1A of the parklands 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.
Stage 1B of the parkland opened in August 2020, and includes a waterfront café, outdoor cinema, bootcamp facility, basketball hoops and plenty of green space.
East Shores provides a world-class recreational precinct for Gladstone residents and visitors of all ages to play, relax, exercise and enjoy the foreshore area.
East Shores Water Play Park
East Shores Water Play Park operating hours
March to August: 9am to 6pm
September to February: 9am to 9pm
Parkland events and functions
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.
Community and/or Major Events
To request permission to host a community event or major event (250+ attendees) please click here to complete an Expression of Interest.
To request permission to host a birthday party, social gathering or similar please click here to complete a Private Function Parklands Application Form.
To request permission to hold a wedding, please click here to complete a Weddings Parklands Application Form.
To request permission to host a bootcamp, personal training sessions or a fitness class please click here to complete a Fitness Session
Before you apply
Before you apply, please ensure you can provide:
the event type e.g. birthday party
the event date and approximate start and finish times
the desired area e.g. Marina Area C (see Parkland maps above)
the approximate number of attendees
whether any infrastructure will be utilised e.g. marquee, jumping castle etc.
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.
To enquire or provide feedback about our parklands, please email or phone our Corporate and Community Relations team on 1800 243 GPC.