Future park and reserve improvement projects

Brisbane City Council has identified 11 sites around Brisbane for future park improvements, to protect and create greenspace and ensure our city is liveable and sustainable for future generations. Use this page to find out about the improvement projects, how to provide your feedback, and next steps for each project.

The park improvement projects are part of Council's commitment to enhancing and maintaining more than 2100 parks across Brisbane.

Council is creating more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane with more opportunities to enjoy Brisbane's beautiful climate and connect with family and friends in the places that make our city great.

Future park and reserve enhancements and have your say opportunities

The following parks and reserves have been identified for future park enhancements.

The surveys for the remaining future park enhancements have now closed. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback. Your ideas and comments will help develop or finalise concept plans for these important upgrades. The table below includes the next steps for each project.

This table provides information about future park and reserve improvement projects including park name, location and project information.
Park name Location Project information
Chalk Street Park 3 Wellington Street, Lutwyche

Chalk Street Park is a future park and will provide the community with more to do in the Lutwyche area.

The project will create a local recreation park, shaped by the local community, that will provide a green space for residents and opportunities for activity and relaxation.

Download the draft concept plan:

Chalk Street Park draft concept plan (Word - 2Mb).

The concept plan will be finalised with consideration to the community feedback and will be released in late 2019.

More information about this park

The proposed park is bounded by Chalk, Marita and Wellington Streets and is comprised of 10 former residential lots that have an area of approximately 6900 square metres.

Colmslie Beach Reserve 152 Colmslie Road, Murarrie

The Colmslie Beach Reserve project will provide new park upgrade works that focus on improving access to, and activation of, the river frontage of the park. In addition, the project will facilitate opportunities for events on open grassed areas of the park by providing infrastructure such as power and bump-in vehicle crossovers.

The project also presents an opportunity to provide a new accessible pathway to the river's edge and will review the possible addition of active recreation facilities for older children, including slides, playgrounds and climbing facilities.

A draft concept plan will be released for further community feedback in late 2019.

More information about this park

The Colmslie Beach Reserve is an existing popular riverfront recreation park. The park is approximately 9 hectares in area and has mature trees.

Eildon Hill Reservoir 109 Hawdon Street, Windsor

The Eildon Hill Reservoir project is part of Council's commitment to create more to see and do in our city by delivering enhanced views of the city and lookout upgrades. The project will investigate opportunities to upgrade existing walking tracks and to provide a viewing area or lookout.

A draft concept plan will be released for further community feedback in late 2019.

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The site of the Eildon Hill Reservoir covers an area of 1.2 hectares.

The Eildon Hill Reservoir sits at the summit of Eildon Hill and has extension views of Brisbane and surrounding areas, including the Border Ranges, Cunninghams Gap, Taylor and D'Aguilar Ranges and Moreton Bay. The reservoir is still a functioning in-ground water storage facility that is managed by Queensland Urban Utilities.

Grinstead Park/Shand Street Park (no. 100)/Shand Street Park (no. 131)
  • Grinstead Park - 130 Shand Street, Alderley
  • Shand Street Park (no. 100), 100 Shand Street, Stafford
  • Shand Street Park (no. 131), 131 Shand Street, Alderley (also known as Corbett Street Park))

 

The three parks (covering a total area of approximately 20 hectares) have been identified for upgrades and enhancements to support additional recreation opportunities for the community. Grinstead Park currently includes a popular playground, multi-use games area, exercise equipment, toilet block and picnic facilities. Shand Street Park includes a full-size basketball court with lights, half-pipe skate bowl and dog off-leash area. 

The project will investigate opportunities for additional recreational elements to cater to a range of age groups and facilitate increased use of this well-connected and accessible parkland. 

A draft concept plan will be released for further community feedback in late 2019.

More information about this park

Grinstead Park and Shand Street Parks (nos. 101, 131) lie at the junction of Alderley, Stafford and Enoggera. The parks are connected through pathways including the Kedron Brook Bikeway. The pathways/bikeway make the parkland accessible to a wide catchment.

Keperra Bushland 92 Levitt Road, Keperra

The Keperra Bushland Reserve project will identify opportunities to create a lookout in the reserve and enhance trails for walkers and cyclists. 

A draft concept plan will be released for further community feedback in late 2019.

More information about this park

Keperra Bushland is located 16 kilometres north-west of Brisbane's Central Business District. The bushland forms one of the city's most significant terrestrial ecological corridors, linking Enoggera Military Reserve and the D'Aguilar National Park. The reserve supports remnant, native vegetation and significant habitat for numerous native species, including koalas. Parts of Keperra Bushland have been restored through the Two Million Trees project.

Due to the toporgraphy of the area, there is potential for extensive views of Moreton Bay, the Great Dividing Range, Glass House Mountains and Brisbane City at various points on the ridges.

Mount Gravatt Outlook Reserve 185 Mount Gravatt Road, Mount Gravatt

The Mount Gravatt Outlook Reserve project will enhance the park's existing facilities. Council is investigating options to improve the entry to the park and upgrade walking tracks and park amenities.

A draft concept plan will be released for further community feedback in late 2019.

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Located off Shire Road in Mount Gravatt, the reserve covers approximately 90 hectares and provides a bush oasis for the community only 9.5 kilometres from Brisbane City. The reserve is a popular site for bushwalking, cycling, relaxing and enjoying the impressive views of Brisbane and surrounding suburbs. On a clear day, you can see the Moreton Bay islands, D'Aguilar Ranges and Glass House Mountains.

Stephens Mountain Reserve 114 Nicholson Street, Greenslopes

Council is identifying opportunities to balance protection and conservation of the natural environment of the reserve, while improving recreation opportunities and accessibility for the local community. The outcome of technical investigations will help determine the possibility and most appropriate location for a potential vantage or lookout point, a rest area, improved access points and informal walking tracks in the reserve.

A draft concept plan will be released for further community feedback in late 2019.

More information on this park

Stephens Mountain Reserve has recently been classified as Conservation Zone with the future intent of protection of its natural significance, while making it accessible for the local community to enjoy. The reserve is 5.8 hectares and is one of Brisbane's highest points.

Wembley Park 71 Jackson Street, Coorparoo

Council is reviewing ways to enhance and diversify recreation opportunities in this popular green space, to ensure the park caters to the needs of the broader community. 

A draft concept plan will be released for further community feedback in late 2019.

More information about this park

Wembley Park is a large sport and recreation park in Coorparoo, within walking distance of the Coorparoo station. It is approximately 12 hectares in area. It is bordered by residential properties, and has street frontage to Temple Street and a car park entrance accessed via Robinson Street A second car park is located on Jackson Street and adjoins the dog off-leash area on the eastern end of the park.

A section of Bridgewater Creek (which flows into Norman Creek) runs through the entire northern length of the park with pathways and pedestrian bridges connecting the creek to surrounding streets. The park has a number of current uses including commercially leased netball courts and habitat rehabilitation areas.

Wishart Community Park 106A Kavanagh Road, Wishart

Following community consultation in September 2019, the concept plan for a new playground at the southern end of the park (at Kavanagh Street entrance) has been finalised.

Download the final concept plan for the playground:

Wishart Community Park playground final concept plan (Word - 1Mb).

The concept plan will now move into the detailed design and construction phases. Construction is anticipated to commence in early 2020, with more information to provided to the local community prior to the start of the works.

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Wishart Community park is positioned along Bulimba Creek corridor between Maibry Street and Kavanagh Road, Wishart.

The project site is 4.4 hectares of the total 12 hectare park area and is located at the southern end of the park at the Kavanagh Road entrance.

Existing park infrastructure is located at Maibry Street and Westminster Way frontages of the corridor park. The existing facilities focus on shade, access and play elements to support local play and exercise activities along the creek corridor.

A bikeway network connects the northern Wishart and Eight Mile Plains park networks along the Bulimba Corridor. In late 2019, works will commence to construct a bikeway connecting the network through the southern section of Wishart Community Park. Further information will be provided to the local community prior to the start of these works.

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Last updated:17 October 2019