John Egan 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
John Egan was a dedicated Cairns City Council employee. The three parks closest to John's heart were Barlow Park, Les Davie Park which he turned form a boggy parkinto a user friendly arboretum featuring local trees as its theme, and the third park at Charles Street is the one deserves his name.