Shaw Estate Park Undergoes Exciting Transformation, Featuring New Family-Friendly Amenities

The long-awaited upgrades at Shaw Estate Park Family Hub in Kedron, which commenced construction in late October 2023, are now complete. At the heart of the new facility is a stunning double cableway flying fox, offering thrill-seekers of all ages a new, adrenaline-fueled experience.

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Alongside the exciting, new attractions, the park has also undergone a comprehensive upgrade, with the installation of a new picnic shelter, barbecue, and additional seating. Enhanced amenities include drinking fountains and enclosed bins, ensuring a comfortable and convenient experience for visitors.

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Accessibility within the park has also been improved, with the upgrading of connecting pathways, and the introduction of new tree and garden bed plantings, creating a lush and inviting environment for families to explore.

But the excitement doesn’t stop there. The nearby Wavell Park is also set to benefit from these upgrades, with the construction of new scooter and bike trick nodes along the pathway from the corner of Fourteenth Avenue and Benelong Street. 

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These nodes will feature a boulders section, ride-through rings, and a moguls slide, catering to the needs of the community’s active adventurers.

Furthermore, the new BMX/pump track, identified in the Brisbane Off-Road Cycling Strategy, is set to be unveiled, offering another thrilling addition to the park’s growing list of attractions.

Cr Allan with the Kedron Scout Group (Photo credit: Cr Adam Allan/Facebook)

Cr Adam Allan expressed his excitement for the Kedron Scout Group, whose public space is situated next to the Family Hub. “I am sure they will have a lot of enjoyment from the new addition to the Shaw Estate Park. A big thank you to the Kedron Scouts for their patience and understanding during construction.”

These park improvements and the new scooter/bike riding elements are poised to enhance the community’s active journey, providing a seamless and engaging experience for visitors as they explore the area, from Wavell Park to the family-friendly hub and the Mercer Park pump track.

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With the school holidays just around the corner, the local community is eagerly anticipating the grand opening of the Shaw Estate Park Family Hub, ready to embrace the new adventures and memories that await.

Published 5-April-2024

Construction Underway For Miniature Theme Park In Kedron’s Bradbury Park

Works are progressing well for a one-of-a-kind miniature theme park in Kedron’s Bradbury Park as it prepares to open in early 2023.

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The new attraction, which will be located at the central section of Bradbury Park, will include a large playscape to provide challenging play for older children, new picnic shelters and seating, electric barbecues, amenity block, connecting pathways, and a new car park.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said parents can have a peace of mind with the new playgrounds coming to Brisbane, including the new theme park at Bradbury Park as they are safer, sturdier and designed with features like puzzles and nature play to help kids develop skills away from the iPad or computer screen.

Kedron's Bradbury Park
Plans (Photo credit: Brisbane City Council)

“The days of run of the mill parks and playgrounds are gone, as we embark on world-class improvements in parks right across the city, including new scooter tracks, ninja warrior courses and nature play areas,” said Cr Schrinner.

Prior to these upgrades, the latest improvements to Bradbury Park included the construction of a basketball half-court adjacent to the scooter track, which was completed in July 2021.

The park also features a nature playspace, called “Magical Forest” which was constructed within an existing grove of mature trees and offers an infinite source of adventure especially designed for children ages 2 to 8.

Magical Forest received both the 2021 QLD AILA Landscape Architecture Award for Small Projects and the 2021 National AILA Award of Excellence for Play Spaces.

Kedron's Bradbury Park
Photo credit: Mark Nutting/Google Maps

The award-winning space, which is a collaboration between Naturform landscape contractors and Form Landscape Architects, was composed of simple elements that do not overpower the natural qualities of the site.

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Aside from the one in Kedron’s Bradbury Park, Brisbane City Council will also deliver more nature-themed parks throughout the city, such as the Hanlon Park, Stones Corner and at Warrill Parkland, Larapinta.