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Parks and Reserves: Queens Park


Queens Park contains significant cultural heritage values not onlyQueens Park Lions Lookout
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.

Queens Park Map (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Queens Park Brochure (PDF, 294.4 KB)

Ipswich Nature Centre

Visit the Ipswich Nature Centre page for more information.

Nerima Gardens

Visit the Nerima Gardens page for more information.

Queens Park Croquet Hall

Visit the Queens Park Croquet Hall page for more information.

Queens Park Nursery

See opening times below and more information on the nursery, free plants and planting on Council's Gardening webpage.

Queens Park Environmental Education Centre

Visit the Queens Park Environmental Education Centre for more information.

Opening Times

Queens Park Environmental Education Centre


Queens Park
Merle Finimore Avenue


Free entry

Opening Hours

  • Open 7 days - 9.30 am - 4.00 pm (Excluding Public Holidays)

Public Holidays

  • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday
  • All other Public Holidays - 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Queens Park Nursery:

  • Wednesday to Thursday: 7.30 am - 12 pm / 12.30 pm - 3.00 pm
  • Saturday: 8.00 am - 12 pm
  • Public Holidays: closed


(07) 3810 6666

Conference Room

A bond and key deposit are required


Queens Park
  • 10A Milford Street, Ipswich
  • Division 7
  • District 1
Sports Fields / Courts
  • Croquet
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Tennis
  • Open Kick Around Area
  • Playground Equipment
  • Recreational Pathways
Other Facilities
  • BBQs
  • Bush Chapel
  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Gazebos/Rotunda/Shelters
  • Hall/Clubhouse/Function Room
  • Monument/Memorial
  • Natural Or Constructed Lookout
  • Picnic Facilities/Seats/Benches
  • Power
  • Public Toilets
Can be used for
  • Ceremony
More Information
  • Cafe - Open Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 8am-5pm (07) 3281 5167
  • Major Play Ground Facilities
  • Nature Centre - Feeding of animals in the barn yard area is at 11.30 am and 3.00 pm daily
  • Amphitheatre
  • Nursery
  • Environmental Education Centre
  • Lions Lookout
  • Nerima Gardens
  • Croquet Club
  • Bowls Club
  • Tennis Club
  • Liberty Swing

Applications to use the following will only be considered if the event is consistent with the theme of the location:

  • Nature Centre Amphitheatre
  • Nerima Gardens Tea House (Japanese Cultural education or activity)

Applications will not be accepted for the use of:

  • Lions Lookout
  • Nerima Gardens

Conference Room
The Conference Room is available for bookings of community activities, such as medium to large meetings, workshops and seminars.

Please refer to the following information regarding the Conference Room:

  • Wheelchair access
  • 80x Chairs
  • Tables
  • 2x White boards (BYO Markers)
  • 1x Flip Chart Stands
  • 1x Overheard Projector (sound available through projector)
  • 1x Screen
  • Microphone and Lectern
  • Small Kitchen (1x sink, 1x urn and 1x microwave)
Please note
  • There are no cooking facilities available within the Conference Room, however, you may like to arrange catering with the kiosk right next door
  • Need to bring own cookware, crockery, cutlery and linen
  • The room has the capacity for 80 people seated but with the use of tables the capacity is 40



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Application for Use

Queens Park 

A permit/licence is required to use the following locations within Queens Park. Using the information provided please ensure you select a location suitable for your event.

NOTE: Due to the popularity of Queens Park - Bush Chapel for ceremonies, permits will only be issued for a period of 2.5 hours.

Please select how you would like to apply:

The prescribed fee in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges will be required when submitting an application (if applicable). Please refer to Council's Fees and Charges.

 Phone (07) 3810 6666

Online Application Form

Download Application Form (PDF, 74.2 KB)

Standard Conditions for each location can be viewed below. To apply for a Park & Facility Use Permit/Licence please complete an application form for assessment of your proposed event.

Please view the location conditions prior to applying for a permit/licence.

Please click on the name of each location to view its booking calendar (if available) and check availability for your event date/s before submitting your application for use.

Location Times Capacity Power
Bush Chapel 6:00am-6:00pm 120 Yes View
Environmental Education Centre Conference Room 6:00am-9:00pm 80 Yes View
Zone 1 6:00am-6:00pm 200 No View
Zone 2 6:00am-6:00pm 200 No View