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New Farm Park


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New Farm Park is a public park located in the suburb of New Farm, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The park covers 15 hectares (37 acres) and is situated at the south-eastern end of the New Farm peninsula on a bend in the Brisbane River. The Powerhouse arts centre is located 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".

History

Following 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. Because of World War I the official opening of the park, which was conducted by Hamilton Goold-Adams, was delayed until July 1919.

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.

Events

For 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.

Transport

The park is accessible by CityCat ferry disembarking at the New Farm Park ferry wharf and by buses that run along Brunswick Street. There is car parking within the park and on adjacent streets.





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