Centenary Place, Brisbane

(3.5/5 based on a few reviews on the web)
Centenary Place is a heritage-listed park at 85 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is also known as Centenary Park. It was designed by Henry Moore. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 6 August 2007.HistoryCentenary Place was designed and constructed for the purpose of commemorating the centenary of European settlement in Queensland . Clearing of the land began in 1924 and the park was formed in 1925. It covers an area of 8,748 square metres and is bounded by Wickham Street, Ann Street and Gotha Street, Fortitude Valley. The park was one of the last civic projects undertaken by the former Brisbane City Council prior to the formation of the Greater Brisbane Council in 1925. The park has been in continual use by the public since its creation and was extensively refurbished in 1999/2000.Celebrating the centenary of European settlement in Queensland was an important milestone in the state's history, an opportunity to demonstrate how far it had progressed in 100 years. From its beginnings as a penal colony, followed by the arrival of free settlers, separation from New South Wales, Federation and the First World War, Queensland had experienced many tumultuous events in its first 100 years worthy of commemoration and celebration. The creation of Centenary Place provided the public with a tangible means of doing this.
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  • A lovely park in the middle of the city. If you are in the area at the many trekking/outdoor shops - a great place to test out your new gear. While not a large park it has a couple of nice statues and...  more »
  • What a beautiful memorial to the Bard. The statue of Burns & the Friezes around the Memorial due justice to the great man. The park area is quiet & a place for reflection among the many established tr...  more »
  • Most people don't know that this spot was to be the site of the largest Catholic cathedral in the southern hemisphere. All that remains is a sandstone retaining wall. Read all about it on Brisbane his...  more »
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  • This park is full of history and is a nice oasis in the middle of the city. Avoid after dark.
  • Good spot to chill out at lunch time, amongst all the hustle of the valley and city.
  • Nice little park with lots of history. Nice place for lunch
  • Small but sweet.
  • A beautiful statue of THOMAS JOSEPH BYRNES 1860-1898 is situated in Centenary Place ,beautiful heritage of Brisbane.