Henry Rolland Park Opening


Community event to celebrate Canberra's new lakeside park

23 April 2018

Henry Rolland Park at West Basin will be open to the public from Saturday (28 April) and the City Renewal Authority is throwing a party to celebrate.

The opening day event will run from 10am to 4pm and feature free live music, fitness classes, games and children’s activities that take advantage of the new park’s high-quality facilities.

Henry Rolland Park has lawn areas, fitness and barbecue equipment and a high-quality boardwalk.

Food and drink vendors will be onsite with Lions BBQ, Capital Woodfire Pizza, Boss Burgers, coffee from Shot Clock and brownie sandwiches from Hungry Brown Cows.  The Pop-Inn will also drop-in from noon and will operate until 6pm.

Several local businesses that make use of Lake Burley Griffin will also be operating from the park for the day. Go Boats will run short trips around West Basin for a gold coin donation and Canberra Urban Adventures will run their kayak and bike hire services from the park.

City Renewal Authority chief executive Malcolm Snow said the opening day event would be the first opportunity for the community to experience the city centre’s newest park.

“Henry Rolland Park is a wonderfully located place for people to get together and enjoy one of Canberra’s best views,” Mr Snow said.

“The park has barbecue and picnic facilities, world-class outdoor fitness equipment, lawn areas to play or even just sit and relax. The park is also connected to a brand new 150m boardwalk that has two timber jetties and a wet dock for canoe and kayak access.

“We invite all Canberrans to come down to the park on opening day to enjoy live music, take part in fun activities and see what the park has to offer.

“This is the first stage of the redevelopment of West Basin and everyone who comes to the park will be able to see its amazing transformation from car park to high-quality public space that will be a premium recreational destination for years to come.”

Henry Rolland Park opening day

When: 10am-4pm, Saturday 28 April 2018

Where: Henry Rolland Park, Barrine Drive, West Basin


Join us to officially open Henry Rolland Park

West Basin’s newest park, on the edge of Lake Burley Griffin, will officially open on Saturday 28 April - let’s celebrate!

Join us from 10am to 4pm as we host a day out at Henry Rolland Park. There will be live music, activities and games to take part in, spectacles to see and food and beverages to enjoy.

The opening of Henry Rolland Park marks the first stage of development in this area to deliver a more accessible and connected waterfront. The new park, which is connected to the lake by a 150m long boardwalk, has lawn areas, picnic and barbeque facilities, exercise equipment and more than 23,000 plants.

Come and enjoy a day at the lake and see Canberra’s newest park for yourself.