The project, which will claim a space more than double the size of the City Botanic Gardens, has already been dubbed our city’s own answer to Central or Hyde Park. Council will soon start works transforming the former 18-hole golf course into an expansive new 64-hectare park following feedback that revealed that Brisbane residents want more green spaces to relax in. Alongside a whole lot of area dedicated to green space, Victoria Park will also include a lake (start saving for a kayak now!), wetlands and waterholes, a cultural hub and visitor centre, rainforest trails primed for walking and biking, plus plenty of native greenery. There will also be dining venues and picnic spots as well as an amphitheatre that will host live entertainment.
The redevelopment plan will retain the Victoria Park function centre, putt-putt facility and driving range, with early works expected to begin from July 2021 to transform the space into public parkland. With the golf course now closed, the park is open for Brisbane residents and visitors to explore the 64 hectares of open space, rolling green hills and expansive city views. The next phase of the project is the release of the draft Victoria Park Master Plan, which is scheduled for release in late 2021 for community consultation. If you want to find out more about the new-look Victoria Park, head to the Brisbane City Council website.
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