Brinsmead Road 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 Brinsmead Road, Cairns. 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.