Bradbury Park upgrade - 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 Investigation underway early to mid-September 2020

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.

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.

Community feedback on the draft concept plan was wholly supportive of the proposed park upgrades. In response to this feedback, a basketball half-court will also be included as part of a future project.

The final concept plan shows the proposed elements that will be investigated for delivery as part of this next phase of the project. These elements include:

  • a large play space nestled amongst existing trees to provide challenging play for older children
  • new picnic shelters and seating with electric barbecues
  • a new amenities block
  • connecting pathways
  • a car park upgrade to cater for the increasing patronage to Bradbury Park
  • a new basketball half-court.

View and/or download the final concept plan:

Investigation works

Investigation works are required to progress park planning. These works will involve a small excavator, drilling rig, and machinery that will test approximately 100 locations to sample soil across the park. As the extent and type of material under parks is often unknown, workers will be taking a zero harm approach and will be wearing protective clothing. This is standard industry practice.

All works will be undertaken by trained staff in line with safety and environment legislation. All sample sites will be refilled and compacted to avoid any trip hazards. Workers will be requested to drive slowly through the park to avoid creating excessive dust.

Construction works will take place from Monday to Friday between 6.30am-6pm. Works are expected to start on 7 September and take up to two weeks to complete, weather and construction conditions permitting. Council is working closely with our contractor to ensure they follow the Australian Government and Queensland Health coronavirus guidelines.

Early enhancement works 

The early enhancement works included 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 will 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:

The project also included the construction of a looped 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.

These works started 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
Mid-late 2020 Site investigations
2021 (pending further budget allocation) Construction begins on main park improvements

Community consultation

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.

The concept plan will now move into the design development phase with future investigations and development of the proposed design elements. Construction works are anticipated to commence from 2021, pending future budget allocation.

Bradbury Park playscape and improvements

Council is currently in the process of procuring a contractor for the design and construction of the new large play space and other supporting facilities (including new picnic facilities, amenities, car park upgrade), with construction anticipated to start in 2021.

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: 9 October 2020
Topics: kedron