Parkwood, a residential suburb on the Gold Coast, is three km north-west of Southport. It is bordered on its west by the Pacific Highway and the Gold Coast railway but not, unfortunately, by a railway station.

The suburb, dating from the 1980s, is entirely residential. Civic facilities are few, the exceptions being local shopping areas on Olsen Avenue and Napper Road, and the Parkwood International golf course.

Educational facilities are found outside Parkwood: Arundel primary school, Trinity P-12 Lutheran College in Ernest-Molendinar, and Southport high school, Catholic primary and secondary schools and Griffith University in Southport. Arundel Plaza Shopping centre, Napper Road, is just inside Parkwood's northern boundary. Parkland's Plaza, Olsen Avenue, is similarly positioned in the east.

Parkwood's census populations have been:

Census DatePopulation
19911738
19967344
20018520
20068470
20118436