Scooter Track Opens at the Shaftesbury Street Park in Tarragindi

Shaftesbury Street Park
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After more than two months of construction, a new scooter track has opened at the Shaftesbury Street Park in Tarragindi, one of four new scooter tracks in Brisbane that are expected to deliver more opportunities for play, exercise, and recreation for families.

The scooter tracks are based on the award-winning recreational facility that was opened at Kedron’s Bradbury Park in 2020. The Shaftesbury Street Park improvements include a new picnic shelter as well.

“I am told by the designers that this track is the only one of its kind in Brisbane with the slalom design,” Cr Krista Adams said following the park’s official re-opening.

Aside from Tarragindi, Wittonga Park in The Gap has commenced construction as of August 2022. Paul Conti Park in Hemmant and Kathleen Street Park in Forest Lake are also going to have their own scooter parks, according to Council.

“As Richlands, Hemmant, The Gap and surrounding areas continue to grow, it is important to ensure that our parks continue to meet the recreational needs of residents and visitors, and Council is looking to enhance and diversify the recreational opportunities in these popular green spaces to ensure they cater to a broad spectrum of the community,” the Council said.

“Long gone are the days of a few trees and an old swing set. Our parks offer options for kids of all ages from scooter tracks and ninja warrior courses to nature playgrounds and water features,” per Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner.