Dutton Park Recreation Hub
Brisbane City Council is committed to improving access to the Brisbane River for residents and visitors, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle by encouraging greater use of the city’s recreational facilities and enhancing the attraction offered by the Brisbane River as a recreational and tourist destination.
The Dutton Park Recreation Hub (part of Council's River Access Network) 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.
Using the recreation hub
The facility allows users to stay for a period of up to two hours, unless otherwise signed by Council. The facility is suitable for vessels up to 75 tonnes.
Fishing is currently allowed on the pontoon, however, boating activities take priority. No cast nets or crab potting activities are permitted on the pontoon to ensure the safety of all users.
Users of this hub should follow all signage at the pontoon.
Council has installed signage onsite to ensure users are able to familiarise themselves with safe on-water conduct before using the facility.
Council encourages all users to also familiarise themselves with the Brisbane River Code of Conduct for further information on how to safely use the river. This guide can be accessed via the Queensland Government's Maritime Safety Queensland website.