Ipswich City Council provides in excess of 8,500 hectares of open space for your enjoyment. With over 550 different parks and reserves in Ipswich, there is an extensive range to suit the diverse recreational needs within our community.
To meet the different needs of the community, Ipswich City Council continues to develop and embellish new parks and reserves and upgrade existing parkland to provide modern, stylish facilities.
Parks Search provides information on Council's parks and reserves and the facilities available within these areas. Alternatively, download the Parks and Reserves Guide (PDF, 898.0 KB) for further information on some of the parks and reserves of Ipswich.
Facilities such as playground equipment, strength and agility stations/exercise equipment, BBQs, natural areas, shelters and picnic areas are free for public use on a shared basis and cannot be reserved.
Other popular locations, such as sporting fields, halls, chapels and some open areas, have been set aside within parks and reserves specifically to cater for special activities and events and for commercial use. Any use within these selected locations requires a permit or licence - please refer to the Permit and Licence Information page for further details.
Take advantage of the wonderful trails within Council's many conservation estates and reserves - see the trails guide links below for more information:
Denmark Hill Trails Guide (PDF, 1.6 MB)
Flinders-Goolman Trails Guide (PDF, 3.1 MB)
Haig Street Quarry Trails Guide (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Purga Nature Reserve Trails Guide (PDF, 961.2 KB)
White Rock - Spring Mountain Trails Guide (PDF, 3.0 MB)