Queens Park is a heritage-listed botanic garden located in East Toowoomba. It was built from 1875 to the mid-1970s. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 27 April 2001. One of the distinctive features about this park are the enormous trees that can be found throughout lining the walkways within the park creating a peaceful forest type feeling to all who wonder through. There are numerous other reasons why Queens Park is a special place for tourists and residents alike. Let’s take a look at some of them below.
Within the park you’ll also find the Toowoomba Botanic Gardens. If you love plants, Queens Park is a great place to visit. The grounds are full of native and exotic plants. It’s also a great place to take the family for a fun outing.
Queens Park in Toowoomba is a great place for the entire community. The park contains multiple playgrounds including a unique sensory playground with play equipment catered to children of all ages and abilities. Not to mention the abundance of sporting ovals for the kids to run around and kick a footy in.
Another feature that makes Queens Park such a favourite amongst visitors and locals alike is its accessibility. It’s located in such a central location close to the central business district and is easy to get to via public transport and is also wheelchair accessible.
There are many events held here, including free concerts and family activities. Among them is Toowoomba’s Annual Carnival of Flowers which takes place every year in the springtime, and the annual Christmas lights display held in the Botanic Gardens section of Queens Park.
Toowoomba is one of the most dog-friendly cities in Australia. The Queens Park dog-friendly park is right next door to the Botanic Gardens. Peak times are in the late afternoons and in the mornings during the week. Plus if you decide you prefer to walk around yourself too, there are pathways to walk your dog with the massive park itself making it a great park for dog lovers too!
What’s more there are great cafes and restaurants around the park including the Park House Café & Café Valetta. Both are great places to enjoy a morning coffee or grab a cold smoothie and some light lunch after exploring the park.
These are among some of the many reasons why Toowoomba locals and visitors alike absolutely adore Queens Park. With a park so large and with so much variety there’s sure to be something that tickles your fancy.