Recently, we have seen a number of new park initiatives and facilities being introduced as part of my vision for a city of attractive and accessible parks.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk

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We want to see people out and about actively enjoying our beautiful parks and subtropical climate, and are providing many incentives to do so!

We are always identifying new initiatives for our outdoor spaces.

For example in the last 12 months, we’ve introduced deck chairs at three city parks, opened a café and coffee shop facility in New Farm Park and appointed a new lessee for the City Botanic Gardens café.

We have also begun construction on the city’s newest park destination at Milton, as well as begun work on a state-of-the-art all abilities playground in the City Botanic Gardens.

Of course, you’ve probably also visited one of our city’s parks where you may have enjoyed anything from playground equipment, bikeways and footpaths, and BBQ facilities, to outdoor gym equipment and fold-out deck chairs.

But recently, Council has embarked on a new pilot program ‘Park Bites’ designed to tempt our tastebuds, with new mobile food and beverage vendors setting up at four parks.

The trial is currently underway so now is your chance to go try it out at either Captain Burke Park in Kangaroo Point, Kurilpa Point Park in South Brisbane, Rocks Riverside Park in Seventeen Mile Rocks or Bayside Park in Manly.

Within the four chosen parks, visitors are able to buy a coffee or light refreshments while enjoying time out with family and friends in the fresh air.

We anticipate the initiative to be a welcome addition in the Brisbane community and once we review the popularity of this program we will look at whether it will be rolled out to more parks.

It’s all about enhancing the way visitors experienced Brisbane’s green spaces.

By activating our outdoor spaces, we make them as inviting as possible, so there’s more and more reasons for people to get outdoors.

So hope to see you out there!