The draft of the Sport and Recreation Precinct concept plan for the Murarrie Recreation Reserve has now been released for public feedback.
The proposed upgrade of Murarrie Recreation Reserve is part of the Council’s Sport and Recreation precinct planning project which also includes Enoggera Memorial Park (Enoggera Ward), Keperra Picnic Ground Park (The Gap Ward), and Enoggera Creek sport and recreation precinct.
Under the concept plan, the following embellishments are being proposed:
- Sporting opportunities – development of a three junior cricket fields, having a maximum 40m boundaries and shortened pitches; re-developed 2,000 metre criterium cycling track with options for three smaller loops; and potential for future sporting field development.
- Wheeled sport-based recreation opportunities– community cycling track (e.g. pump track); a learn-to-ride cycling pad which can also be used as a formal cycling warm-up and skills development area.
- Additional recreation opportunities – two quality play nodes, including upgrading facilities near the basketball half court; picnic facilities; and expanded pedestrian opportunities.
- Common areas – formalised car park areas with 435 spaces; western concrete drainage line re-established as a more natural drainage swale.
About Murarrie Recreation Reserve
The Murarrie Recreation Reserve is located at 1238 Wynnum Road and is a former landfill site, having been operated as such until 1975. The site is currently zoned Sport and Recreation (Metropolitan level) with the Balmoral Cycling Club as its existing lessee.
Existing features of the reserve include a criterium cycling track which is approximately 1.4 kilometres in length, small single-storey clubhouse, play area, barbecue and seats, a recently upgraded skate park, a basketball half court, play node and large shelter, an unsealed car parking area.