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.
Its close proximity to the Ipswich City Centre allows for 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, several sporting Clubs, Cafe and the Environmental Education Centre.
Queens Park is open 24 hours per day (though only selected areas have lighting).
Ipswich Nature Centre
Information on the Ipswich Nature Centre can be found at on the Parks Search under Ipswich Nature Centre - Queens Park.
Information on Nerima Gardens can be found at on the Parks Search under Nerima Gardens - Queens Park.
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 amongst 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.
Conference Room Bookings
The Conference Room is available for bookings of community activities, such as:
- medium to large meetings
- workshops, and
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.