If you haven’t heard the news that Brisbane’s Victoria Park Golf Course is being transformed into an epic inner city green space to rival New York’s Central Park, you must have been hiding under a rock. But if you have, and you’ve been waiting with bated breath to find out just what the park is going to look like, boy do we have some daydream material for you.
The Brisbane City Council has finally revealed their draft vision for what Brisbane’s biggest park development in 50 years will look like when it comes to life. After a few conceptual ideas, a heap of community feedback and some early renderings, the overwhelming response from Brisbane locals was that we all want to get back to nature in creative ways—and it looks like that's just what we're going to have the chance to do.
Features of the park that have us wanting to fast forward to the eventual opening are active experiences like mountain biking trails, an all-abilies high ropes course through the trees, kayaking on a lake and plenty of boardwalks and running trails
Water will be a huge element of the new green space, with plans for extensive wetlands as well as a rockpool zone composed of a series of interconnected watering holes. An Indigenous-shelter inspired treehouse will rise up above the park and be visible from all directions, while an urban farm will take over a sunny hill at the southern end of the park. There's also be plenty of spaces for events, art installations and cultural events—bascially, the vision has everything covered.
Of course, the plans aren't set in stone—construction isn't tipped to begin until sometime in 2021 afterall, but the draft vision is some serious daydream material to keep you going until the final plans drop later this year.
You can check out the full draft vision here, and also submit your feedback on the plans. We’ll keep you posted on those final plans when they're announced.
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Image credit: Brisbane City Council