Kedron’s Bradbury Park is about to get a state-of-the-art playscape, which will add to the growing array of nature-themed parks in Brisbane.
Bradbury Park currently provides a hub of active opportunities and is well used by the community for netball, lawn bowls, cricket practice, Girl Guides activities and dog exercise, as well as the recently added nature play space, scooter track and park gym facilities.
Council plans to upgrade a central section of the park to deliver a vibrant, multi-use space that will cater to a broad spectrum of the community, including a play space for older children.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner announced that the new park features towers, obstacles and bridges of varying heights and sizes and will be open to the public in mid-2022. Construction of the new park is expected to start later this year.
“If you grew up in Brisbane, you’d remember stark playgrounds with just a squeaky set of swings – but they’re becoming playgrounds of the past as we deliver playgrounds akin to miniature theme parks like this one planned for Bradbury Park, Kedron,” Cr Schrinner said.
“It’s all part of my agenda to deliver record investment in Brisbane’s parks and green-space,” he said, adding that parents can have peace of mind as well, as these new playgrounds are safer, sturdier and designed with features like puzzles and nature play to help kids develop skills away from the iPad or computer screen.
It will have a large space nestled amongst existing trees to provide challenging play for older children, a new toilet block, connecting pathways, a new car park with 53 parking spaces, and a new basketball half-court, as well as picnic facilities with electric barbecues.
In addition to the one in Kedron, Brisbane City Council is planning to deliver more nature-themed parks throughout the city, such as the Hanlon Park, Stones Corner that will also feature fun slides and climbing equipment, sand play and swings, sandpits with diggers, a water pump station, and a multi-level tower; and the Warril Parkland in Larapinta, which will be a bush camp-themed playground with flying foxes, lake, lakeside boardwalk and pontoon.