Frew Park Project (former Milton Tennis Centre site)

""Brisbane City Council has rejuvenated the former Milton Tennis Centre and Milton Bowl site into a 3.5 hectare inner city parkland.

The site is located between Frew Street and Milton Road, Milton.

Park background

Construction of Frew Park started in October 2014 and was completed on 29 November 2014.

Council thanks local residents for their patience during construction works.

Roy Emerson Tennis Centre

Named after one of Brisbane's tennis greats, the Roy Emerson Tennis Centre will include six tennis courts, a rebound court, amenities and seating with a food and beverage outlet to service park visitors.

Tennis Gear Australia will administer the Roy Emerson Tennis Centre. For Centre enquiries and bookings:

'The Arena' playground

The Arena play space has been designed to suit children and young people from 10-15 years of age. It combines architectural and play components to present a play space based on the former tennis court grandstand. Play areas for younger children are incorporated into the ground level of The Arena, along with features to cater for people of all abilities to enjoy play.

Features of The Arena include:

  • a large climbing wall 
  • a large three metre wide, three metre high, slide
  • various angled surfaces for climbing
  • seating ledges for social interaction
  • climbing nets and cages, including a mesh cage eight metres off the ground
  • a large, curling, five metre high, slide.

Wendy Turnbull Green

On 3 June 2014, Council named the large open space in Frew Park, Wendy Turnbull Green, after one of Brisbane's great sporting heroines and Queensland Sporting Hall of Fame inductee. Wendy was born and raised in Brisbane and was affectionately known as 'Rabbit' because of her court speed. She enjoyed success on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour as both a singles and doubles player. 

Other Frew Park features

Other Frew Park features include:

  • shaded picnic areas and barbecue facilities
  • car park with 50 car spaces
  • exercise equipment
  • interpretive signage and artwork showcasing the site's history.

Frew Park booking site

Frew Park has a designated booking site located off Frew Street.


View photos of Frew Park below. Alternatively, view the photos in the Frew Park album in Council's Flickr account.

More information

You can find out more information about the Frew Park by:

  • phoning Council on 07 3403 8888 
  • phoning The Roy Emerson Tennis Centre on 07 3367 8585 to book tennis courts
01 July 2015