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Brisbane, capital of Queensland, is a large city on the Brisbane River. Clustered in its South Bank cultural precinct are the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, with noted interactive exhibitions.

Where can I fly a drone in Brisbane?


There are 10 designated parks participating in a trial in Brisbane city council allowing the recreational use of drones in them. These are local Brisbane City Council parks that are participating in a trial specifically allowing one to fly the drone in Brisbane. These parks include;

1. Canterbury Park- This is track in Shakopee, Minnesota, USA. It runs a meet that consists of about 70 racing days from early May to mid-September, generally holding scheduled races Thursday through Sunday, with racing added on several holidays throughout the meet. The track itself features a one-mile oval dirt track and a seven-furlong turf course. Outside seating available along with several indoor seating options. The track runs multiple food stands and bars throughout the building and simulcast betting is also offered. Century Park has hosted the claiming crown of horse racing for all but four years since its inception in 1999. The designated area for flying drones and aircraft is located on the north side of the park, near the river.

2. Carindale Recreation Reserve- It is also known as Rocket Park and it is easy to see why it is called so. Featuring a rocket with sound effects, a moon car, swings, rope pyramid, and moon rocks this a dream playground for space fans. This park has toilets several shaded barbeque areas, big spaces to run or kick a ball, enough paths for a little bike to ride around and an adjacent basketball half-court, tennis wall and an exercise circuit. The playground is partially fenced (there’s a fence running along the internal park road, but it’s not an enclosure). On weekends and during the holidays one can find families enjoying the expanse of green space which lends itself to games of Frisbee and other informal family games. It is also home to many local events and activities including some of the Brisbane City Councils’ active parks. To find the drone flying area, one should head to the south side of the park, behind the dog off-leash area and car park.

3. Cliveden Park- Cliveden stands on a high wooden plateau overlooking the River Thames. The name Cliveden means “valley among cliffs”. The original house was built in 1666. Lancelot Capability Brown gave advice on the park, presumably using the Thames as the curved water body so characteristics of the Serpentine Style. The present house and garden were designed in 1849, converting the estate to the Landscape Style. The garden is in the Italian mode of the nineteenth century Mixed Style. A balustrade was brought from the garden of the Villa Borghese, in Rome, in 1896. For one to get to the park, one should head to the east of the playground on Moorfields Street and towards the corner of Cottesmore Street.

4. Keperra Picnic Ground Park- In this Park, the drone flying area can be found at the north side of the park, between the bowls club and the crickets’ fields.

5. Lacey Road Park- The Park is arrived at by looking for the signed area on the eastern side of the park, near Roghan Road.

6. Moggill Ferry Reserve- This is a cable ferry crossing the Brisbane River between the suburbs of Moggill in Brisbane and Riverview in Ipswich, Queensland Australia. The iconic ferry is owned by Stradbroke Ferries and can carry up to 20 vehicles per crossing. During floods, the ferry is often out of service and alternatively, routes need to be taken by motorists. The ferry is guided across the river by a steel cable which can sometimes lead to boating accidents for the unwary. To find the designated area one should head towards the banks of the Brisbane River, behind the car park and shelter and look for the signs provided.

7. Preston Road Park- Presto Road is a small locality in northwest London. It forms part of the London Borough of Brent and the northern part of Wembley. It is a residential suburb containing Preston Road Station with some stores on either side. The area to the station’s north is covered under the HA3 postcode and is, along with the area around South Kenton station to the west, normally considered part of Kenton. The Preston Park is a 7.5 hectare, green flag accredited Public Park in Preston Road. It is a grassed area with scattered trees, with two sports pavilions and a children’s playground. There is access from Carlton Avenue East, College Road and Montpelier Rise. The designated area for drones is signposted and is located east of the car park near Kate Street and the corner of Preston Road Preston Road Park is also known as Meadowlands Park.

8. The Common Park- Boston Common is also known as Common is a central public park in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. In the common Park, the designated drone flying area is signposted and is located south of the playground and picnic shelters.

9. Voyager Drive Park- The area for flying drones in this park is signposted and can be found to the east of the pathway near Pioneer Drive, heading to the bottom of the hill.

10. Wishart Community Park- The drone flying area is signposted. It is located east of the car park at the end of the Kavanagh Road.

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