Milton’s Frew Park in on the verge of its grand re-opening after a 15 year hiatus.

The historic home of Brisbane tennis is on track to be opened to the public next month.

Joseph Cooney reports.


The famous park has a colourful history dating back over 100 years the Milton site has hosted concerts from Elton John and The Rolling Stones before a fire destroyed the then derelict site in 2002.

Now the Lord Mayor has heralded the completion of the $12.6 million project that includes large play areas for children and six tennis courts.

Graham Quirk, Lord Mayor: “I dare say this is gonna be a very very popular facility”

The park’s tennis centre has a rich tennis tradition dating back to 1904 hosting eight Australian Opens featuring greats such as the new tennis centre’s namesake Roy Emmerson.

That was then and this is now, a place where the next generation of Aussie big-hitters have a place to hone their skills and have some fun.

But the developers are keen to everyone involved.

Graham Quirk, Lord Mayor: “It won’t just be about professionals, it’ll very much be about those people wanting to have a social game.”

They’ll get the chance at the park’s opening on November 29.

Joseph Cooney, QUT News.