Bradbury Park improvement project - Kedron

Brisbane City Council is creating more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane by providing more opportunities for recreation in Bradbury Park, Kedron.

As Chermside and the surrounding areas continue to grow, it is important to ensure that our parks can continue to meet the recreational needs of residents.

The project is part of Council's commitment to enhance and maintain more than 2100 parks across Brisbane.

Project summary

This table includes project summary information for the Bradbury Park improvement project
Address 91 Kitchener Road, Kedron
Ward Marchant
Project outcomes Upgrade and enhance a central section of the park to diversify the recreation opportunities
Latest update Playscape and park improvement works to start later this year

About the project

The Bradbury Park improvement project will provide the community with more opportunities to enjoy Brisbane's beautiful climate and connect with family and friends in places that make our city great.

Bradbury Park currently provides a hub of active opportunities and is well used by the community for netball, lawn bowls, cricket practice, Girl Guides activities and dog exercise, as well as the recently added nature play space, scooter track and park gym facilities.

Council plans to upgrade a central section of the park to deliver a vibrant, multi-use space that will cater to a broad spectrum of the community, including a play space for older children.

Community feedback on the draft concept plan was wholly supportive of the proposed park improvements. In response to this feedback, a basketball half-court will also be delivered.

The final concept plan for park improvements shows the elements that will be delivered as part of the project later this year. These elements include:

  • a large play space nestled amongst existing trees to provide challenging play for older children
  • picnic facilities with electric barbecues
  • a new toilet block
  • connecting pathways
  • a new car park with 53 parking spaces
  • a new basketball half-court (to be delivered separately by mid-2021).

View and/or download the final concept plan:

View and/or download the improvement layout plan:

Completed works

Investigation works

Investigation works were undertaken on site in September 2020 to understand the soil composition and progress park planning.

Early enhancement works 

In April 2020, Council installed new gym equipment near the car park as the first in a series of early enhancement works.

These works also included the construction of the Magic Forest – a small nature play space nestled among existing trees, located on the southern side of the netball courts. This play area provides an environment that encourages challenging and imaginative play in a natural setting. The nature play space incorporates natural elements such as logs and rocks, as well as hidden sculptures to encourage curiosity and imagination. It has become a special place to be enjoyed by children aged 3-10 years along with their parents and carers. 

Download our brochure on the Magic Forest in your preferred format:

At the same time, Council constructed a scooter track, located to the north of the existing dog off-leash area. The track is approximately 200 metres long and includes a range of different features for children to navigate, depending on their ability. The more challenging features have a bypass option for less experienced riders.

The nature play space and scooter track started construction in mid-May 2020 and were completed in July 2020.

Project timing

This table includes project timing for the Bradbury Park improvement project at Kedron.
November 2019 Consultation on draft concept design
Early 2020 Final concept design for main upgrade released.
April 2020 New fitness equipment installed
Mid-2020 Construction of nature play area and scooter track completed
September 2020 Site investigations
Late 2020 Contractor awarded for detailed design and construction
2021 Construction begins on main park improvements
2022 Project complete

Community engagement

Community consultation was undertaken in November and December 2019. Thank you to the community for taking the time to provide feedback and helping confirm which features are included in the project.

Incorporating this feedback, Council confirmed the finalised concept plan for the park improvements with the community in early 2020, which now also includes a basketball half court.

The Marchant Ward Office is also planning a community event in Bradbury Park on 8 May between 2-5pm where project team members will be available to discuss the project. Contact the Marchant Ward Office on 07 3407 0707 for further details about this event.

More information

For more information about this project, you can:

  • call the project team on 1800 884 681during business hours
  • call Council on 07 3403 8888 after hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Bradbury Park upgrade
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane QLD 4001
Last updated: 10 May 2021
Topics: kedron