Shaw Estate Park and Mercer Park pump track and park improvements - Kedron

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce works to deliver a number of new park improvements in Shaw Estate Park and Mercer Park, including exciting new scooter and bike challenge features, flying fox, pump track and a family hub area, are now complete.

Project summary

AddressTenth Avenue, Kedron
WardNorthgate Ward
Project outcomes

Mercer Park pump track and Shaw Estate Park family hub are now open for use.

Latest updates
  • Mercer Park works – late August 2023 – late December 2023
  • Shaw Estate Park works – October 2023 – late March 2024

About the project

The Shaw Estate Park and Mercer Park pump track and park improvements 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.

As Kedron and the surrounding areas continue to grow, it is important to ensure that our parks can continue to meet the recreational needs of residents. This project is part of Council's commitment to enhance and maintain more than 2100 parks across Brisbane.

The project delivered a new BMX/pump track which was identified in the Brisbane Off-Road Cycling Strategy. The strategy was developed following extensive community consultation led by the Off-Road Cycling Strategy team that began in 2019 and ran until 2021. The strategy was released in late 2021 to the community.

The project also incorporated new features along the park pathway that runs parallel to Benelong Street between Mercer Park and Wavell Park. The Benelong Bushcare Group rehabilitation site can also be found along this path.

These park improvements and scooter/bike riding elements will enhance the community’s active journey from Wavell Park, passing by the Benelong Bushcare Group entrance, and finishing at the family hub and Mercer Park pump track.

Mercer Park works

Mercer Park works included the delivery of a new pump track, family hub and other new park facilities.

The Mercer Park pump track provides the local community and active travel users with exciting outdoor features suitable for all ages and abilities to get outside and have fun.

Mercer Park works started in late August 2023 and was opened for community use in late December 2023. 

The family hub and other new park facilities included:

  • new external scooter and bike features along the park footpath including side ramp, moguls, boulders, circle tunnel, and a squiggle obstacle
  • a new picnic shelter, barbeque and additional seating
  • upgraded park amenities including new drinking fountains and enclosed bins
  • a new double cableway flying fox 
  • upgraded connecting pathways
  • additional tree and garden bed plantings.

Family hub works started in October 2023 and was opened for community use late March 2024. 

Shaw Estate Park works

The Shaw Estate Park works delivered important park upgrades and incorporated stage one’s family hub within Shaw Estate Park.

This stage of the project provided improvements at various locations along the existing footpath from Wavell Park to Fourteenth Avenue, Benelong Street, Eleventh Avenue, Boree Street and finishing at Mercer Park.

Works at Shaw Estate Park started construction in late October 2023 and was completed in late March 2024.

Park improvements throughout Shaw Estate Park included:

  • installing a new shelter and bins in Wavell Skate Park
  • upgrading existing seating in Wavell Skate Park
  • installing new seating and planting shade trees along Benelong Street
  • upgrading the existing picnic node at Benelong Street
  • landscaping upgrades to improve the overall park character
  • improvements to the Benelong Bushcare Group entry
  • construction of new scooter and bike trick nodes along the pathway from the corner of Fourteenth Avenue and along Benelong Street. These nodes will feature a boulders section, ride-through rings, and a moguls slide.

More information

If you would like to find out more about the new park facilities you can phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours.

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