Victoria Park has revealed the final stages of its precinct makeover, just in time for its 85th birthday.

Since opening in November of 1931, Victoria Park has evolved from a public golf course to an inner city sanctuary combining golf, a driving range, putt putt, events and bistro facilities in one stunning setting.

To further improve its offerings, the venue has undergone many changes this year – so I took it upon myself to check it out.

I wasn’t disappointed.

Edible gardens

Walking up to the bistro promises to be a memorable experience – well, for green thumbs like me any way. A majority of the walk ways are lined with edible gardens, filled with every vegetable, fruit and herb you can imagine!

There are juicy tomatoes, lettuces, zucchinis, artichokes, beetroots, oranges, lemons, eggplant, strawberries, pawpaw, chilli, basil, rosemary, parsley, basil, sage, thyme, mint, lemongrass and more.

The gardens were planted earlier this year and they’re already flourishing, with fruit and veg ready for the picking! Bistro chefs actually visit the gardens every day to use the fresh produce in their menus – so you know you’re definitely getting a fresh meal when you dine there.

In saying that, I have to mention Victoria Park’s improved bistro….

Bistro and Market Carts

The bistro has undergone quite a few changes this year, including a new three-tiered Terrace Area with an Orchard Bar and a soon-to-be-revealed wood fire pizza oven.

Featuring rustic-style tables and chairs and old wooden market carts, the new terrace and bar area looks like a great place to sit back and relax with friends. Add on a delicious pizza from the wood fire oven (to open in November) and you’ll be in heaven!

The bistro is also launching its new spring menu this week, featuring fresh produce from the garden. Can this place get any better?

Yes it can.

On weekends, visitors can also enjoy fresh Dutch pancakes, burgers, German sausages, ice-creams, coffees and drinks made and served from Victoria Park’s new market carts located all around the venue.

Told you!

Kid’s Playground and Giant Games

While you’re enjoying your pizza and a few drinks, the kids can play on the new playground – it’s huge!

With equipment for young and older children including a slide, climbing ropes, a rock climbing wall, imaginative play areas, a re-purposed farm tractor, row boat and giant wooden cubby house, they’ll be playing for hours!

Adjacent to the Bistro Terrace Area, there are also a huge range of giant games for children and adults, including badminton, giant jenga, a jumping castle and giant chess.

Well, my work lunch breaks are sorted!

Golf Learning Centre

In July, Victoria Park also introduced a new hi-tech golf learning centre.

The industry-leading double storey studio features seven coaching bays armed with the latest technology including high speed cameras, Trackman, Force Plates, Golf Swing Analysis Software for Golf Professionals (GASP), SAM Putt Lab, K-Vest and a golf fitness area all used to effectively measure, analyse and improve every aspect of the golfer’s game. You’re bound to be a pro after a few sessions!

For an 85-year-old, Victoria Park sounds pretty darn exciting!

If you like the sound of any of these new features (who wouldn’t?), check out Victoria Park, located on Herston Road in Brisbane City or visit www.victoriapark.com.au

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