Davies Park improvement project (stage 2) - West End

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise further park improvements to Davies Park in West End are planned to enhance the park’s existing leisure and recreation opportunities for residents and visitors.

This work is part of Council's commitment to maintaining and enhancing more than 2100 parks across the city, so that residents have more opportunities to enjoy Brisbane’s beautiful climate and connect with family and friends in the places that make our city great.

Project Summary

This table provides a summary of the Davies Park improvement project stage two including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Park  Davies Park
Address 277 Montague Road, West End 
Ward The Gabba 
Project Outcomes Enhance the park’s leisure and recreation opportunities by providing additional pathways, play spaces and rest areas.

About the project

Davies Park is a much-loved, six-hectare green space in West End that has provided sport and recreation opportunities for the community for more than 100 years.

Initial improvements to Davies Park were undertaken from November 2019 – April 2020, resulting in increased recreation opportunities and amenities.

Stage two of the Davies Park improvement project will deliver additional park improvements following the successful completion of stage one works in April 2020.

This project is jointly funded by the Australian Government and Brisbane City Council.

Improvement works to be undertaken in 2021/22

Stage two of the Davies Park improvement project will deliver:

  • a perimeter pathway around the Village Green with connection to the multi-use games area
  • a pathway down the embankment to connect the park to Riverside Drive
  • an inspiring nature-themed play space
  • additional park furniture.

Project benefits

Stage two of improvements to Davies Park will provide:

  • extended paths to improve accessibility and provide increased space for games area users in the eastern part of the park
  • improved access between Davies Park and Riverside Drive
  • additional opportunities for children to engage in creative play in the park in a safe and stimulating environment
  • increased relaxation and rest area opportunities to enjoy the park with family and friends.

Construction timeframes

Construction on Davies Park is anticipated to begin in August 2021 and be complete by late December 2021, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Construction activities will be undertaken from 6.30am to 7pm, Monday to Friday. No construction activities will take place on Saturdays to ensure the Davies Park Market is not impacted.

Further information about the project will be made available closer to the start of construction.

Improvement works undertaken in 2019/20

The first stage of works at Davies Park were undertaken in November 2019 and completed in April 2020. These works included:

  • partially removing and reshaping existing mounds to create new greenspace and improve vistas through the park
  • building a new multi-use games area including some skateable elements
  • reconstructing and resurfacing part of the internal park roadway
  • installing drainage to reduce flooding in the park
  • replacing the existing sand volleyball courts with a multi-use hardcourt and gravel surface
  • planting new shade trees and landscaping works
  • installing a new and accessible toilet block with six cubicles
  • installing park seats.

Community consultation

Council undertook community consultation with the West End community in July 2018 prior to stage one of works commencing. During consultation, Council gathered feedback on proposed park improvements to ensure they aligned with community interests. Based on comprehensive feedback on the proposed design, features were prioritised to ensure the improvements resulted in the greatest community benefits within the constraints of the site and available budget.

This second stage of works will deliver additional elements of the previous community-supported plan.

More information

If you would like to find out more about stage two of the Davies Park improvement project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 669 416 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (after hours)
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Davies Park improvement project team
    CPO Box 1434
    Brisbane QLD 4001
     
Last updated: 19 May 2021
Topics: west end