Dutton Park Recreation Hub

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce that construction of the Dutton Park Recreation Hub is now complete.

This project was part of Council’s  commitment to improving access to the Brisbane River for residents and visitors, encouraging greater use of the city’s recreational facilities and enhancing the attraction offered by the river as a recreational and tourist destination.  


Address T.J. Memorial Drive, Dutton Park
Ward The Gabba
Project outcomes Improve river access and enhance the attraction of the Brisbane River as a recreational and tourist destination.
Latest update Construction complete and will officially open for public use from 16 April 2019.

About the project

The Dutton Park Recreation Hub is part of Council’s River Access Network, which aims to encourage recreational and tourism activities on the river and to create new lifestyle and leisure opportunities.

The Dutton Park Recreation Hub provides another way for kayakers and canoeists to access the river and a new way for tourists and residents to access the area.

The facility is able to accommodate a range of vessels and uses including:

  • launching and short-term use of passive crafts such as kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards
  • short-term use for recreational vessels
  • potential future water taxi pick-up and drop-off point
  • a rest point or destination within a network of other public pontoons.

The design of the facility incorporated flood resilient features, lighting and improved connectivity from the adjacent car park.

Using the recreation hub

The facility is suitable for vessels up to 75 tonnes. Follow all directional and safety signage at the pontoon. For safe on-water conduct, please head to the Brisbane River Code of Conduct for more information.

Council will be monitoring the usage of the pontoon over the next 12 months. We welcome feedback on all operational aspects such as duration of stay, signage and usage. Where possible, Council will consider updating the pontoon to meet the community's needs.

To provide feedback, complete the online survey by visiting Council’s website and searching Dutton Park Recreation Hub.

More information

If you would like to provide comments, ask questions or find out more about the Dutton Park Recreation Hub project: 

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (after hours)
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Dutton Park Recreation Hub project
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.

Find out more about the River Access Network plan.

Last updated:26 August 2019
Topics: dutton park