Brisbane City Council proudly promotes the unique New Farm Park as an active and healthy park.
New Farm Park features an extensive playground set among the giant fig trees – perfect for climbing , with the playground including swings, rides, a fort and a huge climbing frame.
The Park features plenty of of open space for games – BYO frisbee or ball, a beautiful rose garden, an historical bandstand rotunda popular for wedding shots, and plenty of shady spots for picnics and chilling out. The Park fronts the Brisbane River, offering strolls to the The Powerhouse on the eastern side of the park, and a chance to take a ride up or down the Brisbane River aboard a ferry or CityCat.
New Farm Park includes the following facilities:
- electric BBQs
- basketball/netball facility
- on and off street car parking available (check signage for costs)
- croquet lawns
- ferry terminal (for river ferries and CityCat)
- soccer oval (leased)
- wheelchair (and pram) accessible paths, toilets and water fountains
- picnic shelters and 3 designated picnic areas – Riverview, Fig Tree Playground and the Ferry
- free WiFi provided by Brisbane City Council throughout the park.
Closeby is the the Geoff Masters Tennis Courts, New Farm Library, Merthyr Croquet Club, New Farm United (soccer) club house and football fields, and the New Farm ferry terminal.
The End of the Road Coffee shop serves breakfast, lunch and refreshments.
The 870 metre (951 yard) RiverWalk is a wide pedestrian and cycling “highway” that overlooks the Brisbane River all the way into the city from New Farm.There are more than 10 CityCycle stations in New Farm alone, including the Sydney Street ferry stop and New Farm Park.
There are four designated sites available for special events of short duration in New Farm Park:
Area 1 – the Powerhouse view
Area 2 – the River View
Area 3 – the Ferry View
Area 4 – the Rotunda
Bookings can be made on the Brisbane City Council’s website here.
Barbecues, shelters (other than rotundas marked) or playgrounds are unable to be booked for specific use, with these facilities free to share with other park visitors.