Centenary Park, a heritage listed park, was designed and constructed for the purpose of
commemorating the centenary of European settlement in Queensland
(1824-1924). Clearing of the land began in 1924 and the park was formed
It covers an area of 8,748 square metres and is bounded by Wickham Street, Ann Street and Gotha Street, Fortitude Valley. The park was one of the last civic projects undertaken by the former Brisbane City Council prior to the formation of the Greater Brisbane
Council in 1925. The park has been in continual use by the public since
its creation and was extensively refurbished in 1999/2000
Celebrating the centenary of European settlement in Queensland was an
important milestone in the state's history, an opportunity to
demonstrate how far it had progressed in 100 years. From its beginnings
as a penal colony, followed by the arrival of free settlers, separation from New South Wales, Federation and the First World War,
Queensland had experienced many tumultuous events in its first 100
years worthy of commemoration and celebration. The creation of Centenary
Place provided the public with a tangible means of doing this.
A4 Holcroft Sketchbook 0.8 Unipin pen and a touch of watercolour
Centenary Park Fortitude valley..
Today was the Brisbane City Sketchers Christmas Lunch. We met at the Gardens Club in the Brisbane City Botanical gardens. It was a lovely morning, with a sketchout first up (dedicated Urban Sketchers) then lunch. a super fun morning..