Draper Place Park is categorised as a Linear Open Space.
Linear Parks are low use public open space areas with primary uses for stormwater management, buffering or linkage. Recreation or active transport are secondary uses.
History behind the name
Named after the road it adjoins. Draper Place, Whitfield is named after Norman P Draper, a well known business manager and brother to AJ Draper a Cairns pioneer involved in the building of the "Cairns to Herberton" railway, local government, the Cairns Show Association, Fire Brigade Board and Cairns Garrison Battery.