Queens Park contains significant cultural heritage values not only
for Ipswich but for Queensland.
Queens Park was the first park to be developed in Queensland, first being surveyed in 1842. Its original architectural design dates back to 1862 and is perhaps Ipswich's most well know landmark. Visitors to the park will experience old world charm with modern day conveniences.
With its close proximity to the Ipswich city centre, Queens Park allows easy access to shady gardens and a relaxing lunch time outing.
Features of the park include extensive formalised garden beds, Nerima Gardens (a Japanese-styled garden), the Ipswich Nature Centre, children's play facilities, Bush House, Bush Chapel, Queens Park Croquet Hall, several sporting clubs, cafe and Environmental Education Centre.
Ipswich Nature Centre
Visit the Ipswich Nature Centre page for more information.
Visit the Nerima Gardens page for more information.
Queens Park Croquet Hall
Visit the Queens Park Croquet Hall page for more information.
Queens Park Environmental Education Centre
The Queens Park Environmental Education Centre is housed next to the brand new cafe in the centre of the city's premier parkland. This fantastic new facility provides a large conference room and environmental education exhibit. The display showcases Ipswich's unique natural environment and waterways. There is also an extensive array of information about Council's environmental initiatives, including:
- how to reduce, reuse and recycle household waste
- what you can place in your compost bin or worm farm
- some handy household tips to reduce your carbon footprint
- where you can go to explore the great outdoors on foot, pushbike or horseback
- what are the benefits of becoming a voluntary conservation partner, or
- how we can all improve our waterways
Nestled among the prominent fig trees, the building itself is a great example to residents of environmental design features. Passive solar design and energy efficient measures make the most of natural lighting Insulation, large overhangs and wide verandas provide protection from the western sun, reducing the reliance on air conditioning. The elevated structure allows for natural airflow and free water movement across the site. You can also check out the GreenWall, a vertical planting of ferns and native crows nests.
The Conference Room is available for bookings of community activities, such as medium to large meetings,
workshops and seminars. The facilities provided include: overhead projector, screen, lectern with microphone, tables and chairs. There are no cooking facilities available within the Conference Room, however, you may like to arrange catering with the kiosk right next door.
|Queens Park Environmental Education Centre|
|(07) 3810 6666|
(07) 3810 6666
*a bond and key deposit are required
For further information about the Queens Park Environmental Education Centre or to book the Conference Room contact Council on (07) 3810 6666.