Mowbray Park vision - East Brisbane

Brisbane City Council is giving residents and visitors more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane by preparing a vision for Mowbray Park, East Brisbane.

Council released and consulted on a draft concept plan for Mowbray Park based on feedback, stories and input from the community. We're protecting and improving greenspace to make it easier for you to enjoy our city's great lifestyle. The Mowbray Park vision is part of Council's commitment to enhancing and maintaining more than 2160 parks across the city.

Council has now finalised the concept plan for Mowbray Park. Updated plan features include:

  • moving the existing car park south adjacent to Lytton Road, creating more than 2733 m2 of new riverfront greenspace
  • additional picnic facilities and large flat informal recreation space next to the riverfront, perfect for picnics, games, kicking a ball, and gathering with friends and family
  • new greenspace at the former bowls club site, with parkour/active play facilities to enhance recreation opportunities in the park.

The existing lessee of the former East Brisbane bowls club building, Backbone Youth Arts, transitioned to a new home from February 2022, at the nearby Seven Hills Hub performing arts facility. Council remains committed to supporting youth arts and Backbone manages a number of creative spaces for the community at the new facility.

This table is a project summary of the Mowbray Park project.
AddressMowbray Park, 78 Lytton Road, East Brisbane
Ward Coorparoo
Project outcomeDevelop a vision and concept plan for future upgrades of Mowbray Park
Latest updateFinal concept plan released December 2021. Detailed design investigations underway.

About the project

Council is growing your Brisbane lifestyle by creating a shared vision for Mowbray Park, East Brisbane. The project reflects the unique identity of the park and identifies potential park improvements in a concept plan.

Mowbray Park was originally purchased by Council in 1903. The park is heritage listed with a full citation in the Queensland State Heritage Register.

Mowbray Park is a District General Recreation Park and includes 3.2 hectares of tree-lined paths and lawns on a site that slopes to the Brisbane River from Lytton Road. The site has significant vegetation including well-established eucalypts, kauri pines, hoop pines and fig trees. The park also contains leased facilities and the Mowbray Park ferry terminal.

Download the Mowbray Park final concept plan:

Artist impressions

View a series of artist impressions of proposed inclusions in Mowbray Park.

Project timing

This table includes the project timings for the Mowbray Park project.
Late 2020Consult with the community to develop a shared vision
Mid-2021Release a draft concept plan for community consultation
Late 2021Release a final concept plan for Mowbray Park
Ongoing Future improvement works will be guided by budget, detailed design, approvals, and technical site investigations

More information

If you would like to find out more about the project, you can phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak with the Mowbray Park project team.

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