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Brisbane parks to be transformed with $22 million upgrade

From exciting play sculptures to heatwave busting water play, Brisbane Council continues to transform Brisbane parks into a go-to destination for families across Brisbane.

With Parks Week being celebrated from 4 – 12 March, Council continues to pursue the title of Australia’s green-space capital with more than $22 million worth suburban park improvements underway.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Brisbane’s green spaces are one of our most alluring features for interstate travellers and residents.

“With four young children, I’ve spent many weekends at local parks and with over 2,180 green spaces across Brisbane, there is certainly a park for everyone,” Cr Schrinner said.

“To make the network of Brisbane parks even better, we’re investing $10 million on new sails and trees to create shade in our parks. Work is also underway at several suburban parks adding more than $12 million worth of improvements.

“Parks provide a place for exercise, meditation, community gathering and make our neighbourhoods more attractive places to work and live.”

The upgrades come as part of Council’s $224 million investment in parks and playgrounds announced in the 2022-23 Budget.

No longer just a children’s play area, Cr Schrinner said parks are now the venue for family celebrations, exercise, and learning.

“Parks are some of Brisbane’s most popular venues for weddings, birthdays and other family gatherings, and even cater to the fluffiest members of the family with our Dog Off Leash Areas,” he said.

“We are so lucky to have such a wide range of parks and community spaces across our city, and with more upgrades on the way we look forward to making weekend park trips in Brisbane even better.”

“I encourage residents to make the most of Parks Week by getting outside and exploring our fantastic park network.”

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2022-23 Budget allocation for Brisbane parks include:

  • $43 million for major sports and recreation precincts at Murarrie and Nudgee
  • $23 million in Iconic Parks, including $13.8 million for Victoria Park
  • $22.4 million for suburban park projects, including playgrounds and amenities
  • $16 million to deliver new parks in growing suburban communities
  • $10 million over three years to install shade sails
  • $1.3 million for upgraded dog off leash areas
  • $10.5 million to continue Oxley Creek Transformation


Brisbane parks currently undergoing upgrades include:

  • Bradbury Park, Kedron: Play space tower, picnic facilities, carpark, pathways, amenities block and gardens
  • Colmslie Beach Reserve, Murarrie: Play sculptures, picnic tables, pathways and revegetation.
  • Castamore Park, Richlands: Play equipment, retaining walls and landscaping.
  • Glindemann Park, Holland Park West: Stormwater upgrade, Creekbank planting, concrete weir and landscaping.
  • Bedser Street Park, Macgregor: Play and exercise equipment, picnic facilities, landscaping and pathways.


To find out more about what’s happening in our city’s parks, visit

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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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