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New Farm Park, Brisbane

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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 15ha 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".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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  • Good open spaces usually full of families on the weekend. Markets near by and plenty of good coffee shops close by.  more »
  • It is a large park gathering rare birds. During a long-term stay was walking every morning. Experience is considered a good area, this park was the new Farm. Was that people walked by a woman at night (although I was scared because almost no one). In the place of recreation and relaxation for citizens crowded on weekends. People to move the body, people will have a barbeque, people slept, I was overwhelmed by the people in the rear, to enjoy the holiday. Accessible, less people on weekdays. Kana in place so far from the city all the way in. Perfect for the laid-back one day how to. By the way some have free Wi-Fi are flying.
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  • New Farm Park continues to be a wonderful escape from the bustle of the city. Just sit by the river and relax Or enjoy the riverside Wal in park,Powerhouse and beyond.  more »