Colmslie Beach Reserve in Murarrie is about to get a makeover, along with ten other sites that were identified for future park improvements.
In a bid to protect and create a green space for future generations, Council has announced future park and reserve improvement projects as part of its commitment to enhancing and maintaining the city’s more than 2,100 parks.
Council will deliver park upgrade works to improve access to, and activation of, the river frontage of the 9-hectare recreation park. The upgrade project will also deliver power and bump-in vehicle crossovers, and a possible new accessible pathway to the river’s edge.
The Council will also review the possible addition of active recreation facilities for older children which may include slides, playgrounds, and climbing facilities.
Apart from Colmslie Beach Reserve, other sites that will either have a new park or upgrades include:
- Chalk Street Park, Lutwyche – Chalk Street Park is a future park to be located on Wellington Street. Concept plan will be finalised and released in late 2019.
- Eildon Hill Reservoir, Windsor – Council will investigate opportunities to upgrade existing walking tracks, as well as to provide a viewing area or lookout.
- Grinstead Park/Shand Street Park, Enoggera – project involves upgrading of three parks covering a total area of approximately 20 hectares.
- Keperra Bushland, Keperra – Council will identify opportunities to create a lookout and enhance the trails.
- Mount Gravatt Outlook Reserve, Mount Gravatt – The project will involve enhancing the facilities at the park. Council will investigate opportunities to improve the entry and upgrade walking tracks and amenities.
- Stephens Mountain Reserve, Greenslopes – Council is currently identifying opportunities to balance protection and conservation of the reserve, as well as improve recreation opportunities and accessibility in the reserve, which may include the construction of a vantage or lookout point, a rest area, improved access points, and informal walking tracks.
- Wembley Park, Coorparoo – Council is currently reviewing ways to enhance and diversify recreation opportunities in the park.
- Wishart Community Park, Wishart – The project involves the construction of a new playground at the southern end of the park, which concept has already been finalised. Construction is expected to commence in early 2020.
With the exception of Wishart Community Park and Chalk Street Park, the draft concept plans for these sites will be released for community feedback in late 2019.