New Farm Park, Brisbane

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New Farm Park is a public park in the suburb of New Farm in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The park covers 15ha and is at the southeastern end of the New Farm peninsula on a bend in the Brisbane River. The Powerhouse arts centre is at the eastern end of the park.The area was dotted by lagoons and waterholes, which the Aboriginals named Binkin-ba, meaning "place of the land tortoise".HistoryFollowing the founding of the convict settlement on the Brisbane River, the land on which the park now stands was initially a farm. A racecourse was built on the site in 1846, which operated until 1913, when the land for the park was acquired by the Brisbane City Council. The Queensland Governor Hamilton Goold-Adams conducted the official opening of the park, which was delayed until July 1919 because of World War I.The rotunda was built in 1915. It was part of the formal park work began by the Brisbane City Council in 1914. Other facilities included a croquet lawn, picnic areas, cricket wickets, tennis courts and football grounds.EventsFor a number of years the park was the finish line for both the short and long races in the Bridge to Brisbane. The park is also the location for the Queensland Pride fair day.
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  • The new farm Park is located on the Brisbane River and is a very beautiful area with mature trees.
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  • New Farm Park has something for everyone. It’s easy to get to via bus or ferry and there’s easy street parking. The kids playground is awesome, and there’s lot of open space for picnics or kicking a b...  more »
  • Leafy New Farm park is located right next to the Brisbane river. Majestic Ficus trees provide canopy shade for picnickers and a great riverwalk also lead to the city cat ferry terminal.  more »
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  • Absolutely awesome park!! A bit of everything for everyone, especially the parents and kids! Just the playground alone is exciting for me. Very spacious, beautiful tees and garden across. You can lay around reading a book on a lazy Sunday, or a picnic with friends. There's also a BBQ area and tennis court. Can't wait to bring the kids!
  • Always a great open enjoyable oasis in the city. Nice big green space by the water with some shady spots, barbeques, park benches, toilets, play ground, and often a coffee van all within the park. Usually can get a park but sunny summer Sundays can be quite busy.
  • Such a great place to bring the kids. The playground is suitable for children of all ages. Public transport is within walking distance. Very scenic. Loved it.
  • Plenty of beautiful roses in garden beds. Plenty of trees and wide open spaces. Plenty of areas to walk and the powerhouse is worth a visit. Bar Alto is a sensational restauramt, for good food, good wine and great company.
  • Great park with an awesome atmosphere and a lovely feel. Lots of great grassy parkland with flowers. A brilliant spot for a picnic.

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