Brinsmead Road Reserve is classified as a Bushland/Conservation park.
Bushland/Conservation areas are generally un-embellished and are protected under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. This means they are not accessible for normal recreation purposes, but more for protection of biodiversity and natural habitat.
History behind the name
Named after the road this park is on. Brinsmead Road, Freshwater was Gazetted on 15 February 1946. So named because of the Brinsmead Gap. This gap was named after Horace Clowes Brinsmead who began sugar growing at Freshwater Estate (also known as the Virginia Plantation) in 1882. He also served on the Cairns Divisional Board and died following an aircraft accident in 1933.