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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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  • Close to the City and accessibly by the City Cat and even parking in close.Rose gardens for the macro photographer and a beautiful rotunda for the casual wedding .. 
  • Great place to visit and play with grandchildren. We had a barbecue (council supplied) and stayed through dusk playing happily in the amazing grounds all set amongst the roots of a large tree! All fac...  more »
  • Wide open spaces, playgrounds, public facilities, very popular with locals so it can get very busy so parking can be very limited. Nearby street parking available. No shops cafes only Powerhouse Resta...  more »