MacAlister Place Park is categorised as 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 MacAlister Range which was named by Dalrymple in 1873 after the Hon. Arthur MacAlister, Colonial Secretary and Premier of Queensland. The four mountains in the range, Mounts Garioch (653 metres), Mar (760 metres), Formartine (783 metres) and Buchan (671 metres), were named by Dalrymple after the four districts in his native Aberdeenshire in Scotland.