Parks in Brisbane

 

Parks in Brisbane offer adventure, games, fun, relaxation and also a learning experience for visitors. These parks are well-maintained,

featuring shady trees, flowing clear water and remnants of history.


First among the most popular historical parks in Brisbane is a war memorial, the Shrine of Remembrance in the ANZAC Square.

Every 25th of April, Australian citizens would gather up at the memorial

for the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day to pay tribute to young men and women who fought at Gallipoli in Turkey during the First World War.

 

The square features statues that pay tribute to former personnel and stairway that leads to the Eternal Flame of Remembrance. This Greek Classic Revival-styled shrine also contains the World War II Shrine of Memories. Located on the southern bank of the Brisbane River, directly opposite the Central Business District is the South Bank Parklands.

 

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The park is connected to the CBD by the Victoria Bridge and to the Queensland University of Technology and Brisbane City Botanic gardens by the Goodwill Bridge. This park which was a former site of the old Expo '88, has been opened to the public on June 20, 1992. One of the greatest feature

of the parkland is the 2000 square meter man-made beach, the Streets Beach. Designed by Desmond Brookes International and constructed by Fletcher Jennings Construction and Water and Industrial Engineering, the Streets Beach has been a recipient of some awards such as the Moreton Bay Region's Cleanest Beach (1999) and the Environmental Protection Agency's Friendliest Beach Award (2001).

Those with green thumbs will surely enjoy walking at the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens which are located at central Brisbane, just near the Central train station. Originally called as the "Queen's Park," the triangular Botanic Gardens were established in 1885, one of the oldest and most historic gardens in the Brisbane and Queensland area, and has a special collection of palms, cycads, figs and bamboo back then. Nowadays, the gardens have become a home to many important collections of tropical plants from around the world. Other recommended Brisbane Gardens are the Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens in Toowong, Karawatha Forest, Bunya Mountains National Park, Myall Park Botanic Gardens in Glenmorgan and St. John's Wood in Bennett.

A favorite among kids is the New Farm Park located at the suburb of New Farm. With an area of 37 acres, the park was once a farm and had been

included with racecourse, football grounds, tennis courts and basketball courts. To date the park has been very popular with its rose gardens and shady huge fig trees. Children will definitely have a good time experiencing their nature-based trip , while cycling along the area or playing hide and seek with

the whole family. One can also try visiting the following parks for family fun: Orleigh Park in West End, Rocks Riverside Park in Seventeen Miles Rocks, Woolcock Park in Red Hill and Grinstead Park in Alderley.