Naming parks, facilities or tracks within public open space

Brisbane City Council recognises the value of naming parks (including part of a park) and prominent facilities or tracks within public open space (excluding gazetted streets and roads).

Naming of such facilities can engender a feeling of local community ownership, celebrate historic, social and cultural connections with facilities and open spaces, recognise natural features that contribute to the enjoyment of our open spaces and assist visitors and emergency services to orientate themselves and locate specific facilities within larger parks.

Naming suggestions for consideration can be:

  • a person who has made an important contribution to the community
  • a prominent group
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander name
  • an historic event
  • endemic species or landscape feature.

To propose a name for a park (or part of a park) and prominent facilities or tracks within public open space:

Ensure you provide supporting documentation attached to your letter, including;

  • letters of consent from family members
  • photocopies of historical records
  • consideration of cultural protocols
  • evidence of any community consultation that occurred.

 

Last updated:20 May 2020