The Roma street Parkland is located in the heart of Brisbane CBD and covers 16 hectares of beautiful themed gardens, play grounds and BBQ areas. It is fully wheelchair accessible with pathways, ramps and easy access walking bridges throughout the parkland. Most of the walking paths are completely level, but some of the upper levels have a slight incline. Some steps are located in the park, but alternate wheelchair access paths are also available to those who wish to avoid the steps.
The Roma street parkland is home to Memorial Corner, a little war memorial area honouring our fallen soldiers. There are many sections within the parkland which all have wheelchair access, such as the lakeside area called the Flying Ducks and the fantastic gardens in the Spectacle Garden in Colin Campbell Place. The gardens are full of colour, and the scenery is stunning. The gardens are well looked after and maintained by the rangers, which you will often see on there buggy’s around the park. Throughout the year Roma Street Parkland hosts several events and even has its own stage.
The Roma street parkland has free wifi along with an information centre and a number of disabled toilets. You can view the Roma street parkland facilities map here.
The park offers specialised walks such as, Auslan interpreter walks, Sensory walks and group walks for those with special needs. All walks are free of charge but must be booked in advance.
The parkland is adjacent to Roma Street railway station which is fully accessible. The Roma street parkland car park also has a number of disabled parking bays if you decide to drive in, but I find finding an available accessible park in the city always tricky.
The parkland is home to many animals including several lizards (we would have seen at least 50 during our visit) While having our lunch we had many visitors who decided they wanted some of our lunch too. We had a handful of ibises, bush turkeys and even a lizard who joined us for our lunch. Dogs are also welcome to visit the Roma street parkland as long as they are on a leash at all times.
The Roma street parkland has a very relaxing and peaceful atmosphere and is full of beautifully arranged plants and colour. If you are looking for an accessible relaxing day out in Brisbane City the Roma street parkland is the perfect location.
In my opinion I give Roma Street Parkland a rating of 4.5 for wheelchair accessibility, and a rating of 4.5 stars for the overall experience.
* I was not financially compensated for this review. The review is based on my own opinion and personal experience.*