City of Prospect

Barker Gardens

$20.00 p/h
Max 100+ people

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Minimum booking time 2 hoursSpace available the entire of today

Daily Availability

  • monday07:00 - 19:00
  • tuesday24 hours
  • wednesday24 hours
  • thursday24 hours
  • friday24 hours
  • saturday24 hours
  • sunday24 hours
Prospect SA, Australia

About this Space

Situated on Prospect Road at the corner of Alpha Road, the land on which Barker Gardens is situated was donated to Council by the Eleanor Barker in 1938.

The park features:
- Seating and drinking fountain
- Shade trees and lawn
- Rose garden
- Arbor
- Art tiles and Amnesty Wall

Barker Gardens is a popular location for weddings and functions.

Open space areas play an important role in the lifestyle of our families as well as the positive impact they have on the amenity of our City. As such, council remains committed to maintaining these beautiful parks and recreational facilities for everyone to enjoy.


1. This notification does not signify that any function or group has exclusive use of a public park or reserve. The booking group must allow movement by public around designated hire area.

2. Parks and reserves must remain accessible to all members of the public throughout any private or corporate function therein.

3. Any noise is to be kept to a minimum and at a volume that will not cause undue disturbance or annoyance to nearby residents.

4. There is no power available to the general public however community groups may with prior written approval of council.

5. Seats for wedding parties and guests must be set up no earlier than 30 minutes before the ceremony and removed no later than 30 minutes after the ceremony.

6. Under no circumstances may confetti be used. The use of rice is permitted.

7. No tents or marquees are to be erected without the prior written approval of Council Administration. Under no circumstances shall tent pegs/stakes or any other object be driven into the ground. Water weights can be used alternatively.

8. “Jumping Castles” or other equipment may only be erected in Memorial Gardens – with the prior written approval of Council. The following guidelines below will also apply:

• Application for use of any amusement structure must be in writing and include a full description of the equipment, how it will be used and the estimated number of people anticipated to attend the event/function.

• Council will advise suitable location of equipment to avoid damage to park facilities including underground services.

• Applications must be accompanied by a current Certificate of Equipment Compliance and a Certificate of Public Risk Insurance Policy for a minimum cover of $10 million covering the period of the event/function.

9. BBQ’s. To prevent damage to or risk of damaging the grass portable BBQ’s are only allowed at Memorial Gardens on the gravel driveway, in the car park (at the back of the toilet block), but not blocking access to the chain gate entrance to the park.

10. No motorised or horse-drawn vehicles are to be driven onto any park or reserve without the prior written approval of Council.

11. Vehicles must not be parked on the paved area between St Helens Park and Prospect Road.

12. Users of St Helens Park are also reminded to observe the NO STANDING zone on Prospect Road immediately in front of the park.

13. Any damage to buildings, equipment, plants, fences or fixtures that occurs as a direct result of the event or function will be repaired by Council, but at the cost of the user.

14. The park or reserve must be left as found and all litter and waste is to be removed after the event.

15. For events where alcoholic drinks are to be consumed or sold, a limited licence may be required. Contact the Office of Consumer & Business Services for more information. Written Council approval is required.

16. The Council will not accept any liability for claims for damages arising from the use of the park or reserve.

17. Bookable spaces do not include picnic tables in Memorial Gardens.

Additional Details

Cancellation Policy: 7 Days

Security Pre-Authorisation: None


  • Family Friendly
  • Public transport close by
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor area

Space suitable for

  • Garden
  • Outdoor Event
  • Community
  • Park
  • Wedding
  • Event

General Resources

  • Arbor
  • Drinking Fountain