Ipswich City Council

Media Release

Visit Colleges Crossing, a great place to relax

14 December 2009

LOOKING for a good spot for a family outing over the holidays? Then head to one of Ipswich's best kept secrets, Colleges Crossing.

Located on the Mt Crosby Road at Chuwar, Colleges Crossing Recreational Reserve stretches along the bank of the Brisbane River, running to the north of Ipswich.

Parks, Sport and Recreation Committee Chairperson, Councillor David Morrison, said the park's access to the river meant it was a great place for a range of recreational activities including canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

"You can hire canoes on-site or take your own," Cr Morrison said.

"Just being beside the water creates a great atmosphere for a barbecue or picnic with family and friends, not to mention a good game of cricket or touch footy."

Cr Morrison said Colleges Crossing Recreational Reserve was just one of the many attractive parks and reserves on offer across Ipswich.

"If you enjoy picnics, barbecues, fishing, canoeing, bushwalking or hiking, there is a park or reserve in Ipswich to meet your needs," he said.

The Kiosk at Colleges Crossing is open: Monday to Friday and Public Holidays 9am to 4pm; Saturday and Sunday 8:30am to 4pm.  The Kiosk will be closed on Wednesday December 24 and Christmas Day, December 25 and again on Friday January 1, 2010.  The Kiosk staff take bookings (3281 2011) and offer a good range of take away or dine in meals. 

For more information, go to the Ipswich City Council website at http://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/ and click on the ‘Parks Search' button on the left hand side of the home page.

You can also obtain more details on your local parks and reserves by contacting the Health, Parks and Recreation Department on (07) 3810 6810.