I am seeking your feedback on naming the footbridge at Rafting Ground Park, Pullenvale, in honour of Emeritus Professor Ludvik Bass who passed away in late 2022.
The Bass family has lived in Pullenvale since moving from Kenmore in 1976.
In the early days, the family frequently picnicked in the park and the children often rode their horses down Pullenvale Road to Rafting Ground Park and took them swimming in Moggill Creek (at a time when that was permitted).
The Bass family always had a dog and without fail, Ludvik walked the dog twice a day, many times in Rafting Ground Park.
Upon his retirement in 1984, Ludvik’s daily attendance at Rafting Ground Park was sealed. He loved it and saw beauty there new and old during each daily visit.
He developed close friendships with other dog walkers during his walks there and it has been said by members of that community was that he was the centre of everything at that park. The not only met there on their walks but also shared meals and celebrated special events together.
The one thing that irked Ludvik at the time was the lack of a bridge between the two sides of the park. He contacted Brisbane City Council about it and attended at least one public forum, advocating for the footbridge to be built. Nobody was happier than he when it was finally built, using it every day until his passing on 23rd October 2022.
Given his 50 plus year association with the park and his advocacy leading to the creation of the footbridge, we believe it would be an appropriate recognition to have it named in his honour. This proposal has the support of the Bass family.
The survey has now been completed, thank you for your feedback.