McPherson Close 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
Access to this park is via McPherson Close, Edge Hill. This road was named after Cairns consulting engineer, Alan McPherson in circa 1983. He was president of the Cairns Chamber of Commerce, 1983-1987.