The Queens Park Environmental Education Centre is housed next to the Queens Park Cafe in the center of the city's premier parkland. The Centre has many environmental education exhibits which showcase Ipswich's unique natural environment and waterways. The interactive displays connect you with nature in your home and around the city.

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
  • how we can all improve our waterways
  • Visit the giant fig ‘growing’ inside the centre and explore the variety of ecosystems and wonderful wildlife that can be found in the Ipswich area.

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.

Opening Times

Queens Park Environmental Education Centre


Queens Park
Merle Finimore Avenue


Free entry

Opening Hours

  • Open 7 days  (Excluding Public Holidays)
  • Weekdays - 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
  • Weekends - 9.00 am - 4.15 pm

Public Holidays

  • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday
  • All other Public Holidays - 9.00 am - 4.15 pm


(07) 3810 6666

Conference Room

A bond and key deposit are required