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Brisbane's First Parkour Park

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Published March 5th 2016
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Brisbane parkour park
Photo by Emma Crameri

We trialled Brisbane's parkour park located near 278 Gregory Terrace in Spring Hill.

Parkour is a fitness movement based upon military obstacle course training developed in France and based on the work by Georges Hébert. It typically features running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping and rolling in an urban environment. The aim is to move from place to place as quickly and efficiently as possible. Parkour is sometimes called freerunning.

If you watch parkour movies on YouTube or Vimeo you may recognise many of the moves can be found in action movies like James Bond. The 2015 movie 'Tracers' features Taylor Lautner showing off his parkour and gymnastic skills.

Brisbane parkour park
Photo by Emma Crameri

Brisbane's first purpose built parkour park is made from steel and concrete. The design is simple on first look, but after you try it out you realise that it is more complex than it appears. You will find basic building block shapes, like cubes and cylinders, with hanging bars and frames.

The location is small and overhangs a rather step cliff on one side. We were lucky to go when it was empty, but I imagine that only a handful of people could really use the area at a time.

Brisbane parkour park
Photo by Emma Crameri

I don't recommend going to the park after it has just rained as the anti-graffiti paint makes the surfaces slippery. One of the local gardeners recommends that you stay away from jumping over the spiky hedges in the city centre.

If you are interested in learning parkour then you can attend classes with the Brisbane Parkour Association.
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Why? Try out your parkour skills in a purpose built park
Where: 278 Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill
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Freerunning and Parkour are actually two different disciplines.
by cat.h (score: 0|2) 1597 days ago
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