About Victoria Park

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Victoria Park is 64 hectares of open space in Brisbane’s inner city, spanning across Herston, Kelvin Grove and Spring Hill. Brisbane City Council is converting the 18 hole golf course into a world-class and iconic destination, showcasing our rich cultural heritage and unique natural features.

In 2019, the Lord Mayor announced the park would be transformed into an inner-city sanctuary for residents and visitors. You can take a virtual tour of what’s planned for Victoria Park and read more about the Victoria Park Vision.

Victoria Park has played a significant role in Brisbane’s history. The site was an important meeting and camping place for Aboriginal people who came from all over South-East Queensland for corroborees.

The park was gazetted as a reserve for recreation in 1875 and was a site for brickmaking and timber-felling industries. It was also Brisbane’s first municipal rubbish dump and then was converted into a golf course in the 1930’s.

During World War II the park was home to hundreds of American soldiers based in Brisbane, with these houses later used for social housing for displaced residents.

Victoria Park remains one of the largest parks in Brisbane with a new history unfolding as it transforms into a uniquely Brisbane destination.

Last updated: 30 June 2021