Principle 3: Create more to see and do

Action 3.1: Create new community parks in Brisbane's suburbs with facilities for the local community to enjoy

Community park improvements

Proposed new parks and park improvements are part of Council's commitment to keeping Brisbane clean and green, and making our liveable city sustainable for future generations. Projects include Ascot ParkWest End Riverside ParklandsWally Tate Park, RuncornWakerley District Sports ParkWitton Barracks Playground, IndooroopillyMoggill Districts Sports Park and Ferny Grove Aqua Park.

Read more about future park and reserve improvement projects.

Delivering Brisbane's Future Blueprint - Community park improvements

Victoria Park Vision

Council is growing your Brisbane lifestyle by turning Victoria Park into a world-class parkland, giving you more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane.

Creating Brisbane’s biggest new park in 50 years means more opportunities to enjoy Brisbane’s beautiful climate and connect with family and friends in the places that make our city great. The enhanced park will be more than double the size of the City Botanic Gardens, helping to make Brisbane an even better place to live and relax.

Read more about Victoria Park Vision.

Action 3.2: Bring new fresh food markets to Brisbane, including a new seafood market

Fresh food markets

Council is helping deliver thousands of markets, festivals and events each year. Taking place right across the city, Brisbane’s fresh food markets are an opportunity to buy produce such as fruits and vegetables, seafood, meats, breads, cakes and other locally grown or made produce.

In July 2019, Council launched a new inner-city fresh food market at Cathedral Square. The Brisbane City Markets take place every Thursday and brings farmers, growers and artisans from all over south-east Queensland together at one convenient CBD location. Brisbane’s food and agricultural industry is expanding, and the city is reaping the rewards from continued investment.

Brisbane is continuing to investigate the feasibility of a commercial fish market and engagement with industry and landowners is continuing. The city welcomes new opportunities that add more things to see and do in Brisbane.

Read more about Brisbane City Markets.

Action 3.3: Bring our river to life with more access and infrastructure for recreation, tourism and events

River Recreation Hubs

Council is committed to improving access to the Brisbane River and promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. As part of this commitment, Council is delivering new multipurpose river-based infrastructure to accommodate a range of recreation activities, tourism and events.

River Recreation Hubs include, New FarmWest EndDutton ParkMurarrie and City Botanic Gardens. These are the first of the new-look river-based facilities as part of the River Access Network. 

Read more about River Recreation Hubs.

Action 3.4: Make Mt Coot-tha a leisure and adventure precinct with new picnic areas and trails.

Mt Coot-tha green leisure precinct

Council is protecting and enhancing Mt Coot-tha by creating a green leisure precinct with more trees, picnic areas and walking trails. 

Read more about Mt Coot-tha precinct projects.

Action 3.5: Bring more festivals and markets to the suburbs.

BrisStyle Twilight Markets

Council continues to support local talent and ensure there's more to see and do. Residents and visitors will be able to discover some of the best of Brisbane's thriving creative community, allowing them to connect with local makers and designers, giving them an opportunity to purchase quality handmade products at the only event of its kind in Brisbane.

Read more about BrisStyle Twilight Markets.


Botanica transformed the City Botanic Gardens into an outdoor gallery in May 2019. This temporary open-air exhibition invited audiences to uncover a stunning series of installations set among the beauty of Queensland's premier heritage garden, the City Botanic Gardens.

Read more about Botanica, including more things to see and do in Brisbane.

Last updated:6 November 2019