Concept Plan for Chalk Street Park Project Has Been Finalised

Brisbane City Council has announced that the concept plan for Chalk Street Park has been finalised and will now move into the detailed design and construction phases.

The proposed Chalk Street Park, a 6,900-sqm urban recreation park, is bounded by Chalk, Marita, and Wellington Streets in Lutwyche and comprises 10 lots. The finalised concept plan follows a community consultation which showed that respondents are supportive of the project with preferences for picnicking and socialising facilities, a children’s playground, quiet reflective areas and walking and sporting activities.

The final concept plan include: new picnic shelters and an accessible drinking fountain; new playground equipment; an open space for informal sports and activities; a new pathway through the park; and a new planting area with shade trees to separate the playground from the street.

There  will also be a new park entry; bollards along the park boundary; new shade tree planting to open space; pathway and streetscape planting; a safety fence to the playground; shade for the playground; fitness equipment; bike repair station; and an off-street parking on Marita Street.

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Chalk Street Park is one of the list of 11 identified future park and reserve enhancements which also includes Colmslie Beach Reserve, Murarrie; Eildon Hill Reservoir, Windsor; Grinstead Park/Shand Street Park, Enoggera;  Keperra Bushland, Keperra; Mount Gravatt Outlook Reserve, Mount Gravatt; Stephens Mountain Reserve, Greenslopes; Wembley Park, Coorparoo; and Wishart Community Park, Wishart.

Council expects the Chalk Street Park’s construction to commence in late 2020.