New And Improved Outdoor Gym Coming Soon To Tarragindi’s Shaftesbury Street Park

Locals can look forward to an upgraded outdoor workout experience with the upcoming exercise equipment upgrade at Tarragindi’s Shaftesbury Street Park.

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The upgrade will include the installation of new equipment and upgrading of existing equipment, enhancing the functionality and user experience of the outdoor gym at the Tarragindi park.

Councillor for Holland Park Ward Krista Adams announced that the works for the exercise equipment upgrade at Shaftesbury Street Park are set to begin on 27 March 2023 and anticipated to be complete by May 2023, weather permitting.

Shaftesbury Street Park
Photo credit: Councillor Krista Adams/Facebook

During the construction period, residents in the vicinity may experience minor detours or closures, as well as noise and dust associated with the use of construction tools. Additionally, there may be a reduction in available parking in the area.  

For everyone’s safety, Brisbane City Council will limit public access around the construction area for the duration of the project. Work hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To find out more about the works or the project, contact Council at 3403 8888.

About the Shaftesbury Street Park 

Shaftesbury Street Park
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The park is located at 59 Shaftesbury Street. It has a barbecue, basketball half court, dog off-leash area (including a small dog dog off-leash area), outdoor fitness/exercise trail, picnic area, playground, toilet – accessible , shared pathway and water (bubbler/tap).

The existing outdoor gym, which can be accessed via Laura St, features exercise equipment perfect for strength, cardio, and mobility training.

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Tarragindi’s Shaftesbury Street Park also has its own scooter track, which is one of the four new tracks for Brisbane. Others can be found at Paul Conti Park in Hemmant, Kathleen Street Park in Richlands; and Wittonga Park in The Gap.

Published 17-April-2023

Check It Out: New Scooter Track at Shaftesbury Street Park

Tarragindi kids now have more options to put their scooter skills to the test! A new track has been installed at Shaftesbury Street Park as part of BCC’s Scooter Track Initiative.

Brisbane City Council announced on 17 November 2022 the completion of the scooter track installation at Shaftesbury Street Park, along with other similar installations at Kathleen Street Park in Richlands, Paul Conti Park in Hemmant and Wittonga Park in The Gap. 

The project is part of the Council’s initiative to deliver scooter tracks at these four locations based on the award-winning scooter track in Kedron’s Bradbury Park. With the new installations, Council aims to create more recreational opportunities for the community.

New Scooter Track at Scooter Track at Shaftesbury Street Park
“The recently installed scooter track will let your kids put their skills to the test.” | Photo credit:  Facebook / Brisbane City 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,” Council said.

Features of the project include:

Paul Conti Park

  • supporting riding and character features
  • a shaded island-themed playground with a beach hut, double swing, mini theatre, slide and fishing rod
  • a dry creek bed with nature play elements, a scooter ferry, a bridge and animal sculptures
  • a new picnic shelter and seating.

Shaftesbury Street Park

  • picnic shelter
  • a scooter track with moguls, a tunnel and texture panels

Kathleen Street 

  • tunnel, moguls, texture panels
  • a seating log with information about native bees that visit the area.

Wittonga Park

  • moguls, texture panels, and a tunnel with butterflies decorated by local students.

Scooter Track Opens at the Shaftesbury Street Park in Tarragindi

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. 

Start Your Morning with A Hearty Breakfast at this Tarragindi Cafe

In the middle of Tarragindi’s leafy suburbia lies a cafe where you can order healthy yet appetizing breakfast and lunch seven days a week.

Located right next to the Shaftesbury Street Park at 212 Cracknell Rd, Bruno’s BNE is the perfect spot to enjoy the serene view of the surrounds while sipping coffee and enjoying a hearty meal.

Loved by locals, this spacious cafe has a variety of options to suit any appetite. They have options for the health-conscious and the carnivores alike.

Photo Credit: Bruno’s BNE/Facebook

The menu is constantly changing with the seasons, but a few things never waver: every dish uses fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Bruno’s breakfast menu consists of breads, hot cakes, scramble, haloumi, and vegetable-filled bowls.

On top of the usual avocado on toast and chia pudding, Bruno’s BNE offers savoury dishes like the Spanish baked eggs with chorizo and chilli scrambled with kale and potato rosti.

Accompany your meal with thick shake or hot chocolate to give you your sugar fix or sip a super smooth coffee from Dukes Coffee Roasters.

You can get your hands on Bruno’s BNE’s hearty dishes from 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on weekdays, and 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on weekends. For more information about the cafe, follow them on Facebook.

Refurbishment of Shaftesbury Street Park Dog off-Leash Area Underway

Refurbishment works on the facilities within the Shaftesbury Street Park dog off-leash area in Tarragindi is already underway.

The Brisbane City Council has started the refurbishment project to upgrade the facilities within Shaftesbury Street Park dog off-leash area located at 59 Shaftesbury Street Tarragindi. The council, however, has designated a temporary dog off-leash area whilst construction is underway.

Under the refurbishment project, works to be undertaken will include the upgrading of all entrances; installation of new seats; removal of a small shelter; and carrying out turf remediation.

The upgrading of dog off-leash area started 8 April and is expected to be completed in early June 2019.

Alternative Dog Parks Near Tarragindi

Whilst refurbishment works at Shaftesbury Street Park are underway, there are other off-leash parks that are just minutes away from Tarragindi where your furry friend can explore, run, and socialise with other dogs:

  • Dutton Park at 359 Gladstone Road, Dutton Park – features of the park include an electric barbecue, basketball and netball facility, dog off-leash area, outdoor fitness equipment, picnic area, and an accessible and inclusive playground.
  • Hyde Road Park at 331 Fairfield Road, Yeronga – facilities include barbecue, bikeway as well as a car park, a dog off-leash area, picnic area, and a playground.
  • Salisbury Recreation Reserve at 323 Evans Road, Salisbury – this park offers electric and wood barbecue facilities, as well as basketball/netball facility, dog off-leash area, outdoor exercise equipment, a picnic area, and playground.
  • Abbeville Street Park at 41 Abbeville Street, Upper Mount Gravatt – features include basketball/netball facility, a community garden, dog off-leash area, outdoor fitness/exercise equipment, and playground.
  • Boorabbin Picnic Ground at 677A Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road, Wishart – aside from dog off-leash area, the park also has basketball/netball facility, wood barbecue facility, picnic area, playground, rebound wall, shared pathway, shelter, and car park.
59 Shaftesbury St, Tarragindi QLD 4121, Australia