Queens Park


10A Milford Street, Ipswich

District: 1


To ensure the safety of our community, we have decided to take a number of measures to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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.

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

Tuesday – Friday
10am -3pm

Public Holiday opening hours may vary.

Closed from the 21 December 2020 – 4 January 2021.


(07) 3810 6666

Conference Room

  • Use of this facility requires a permit
  • Permit times must include the entire time the facility is required for including set-up and pack-up
  • A bond and key deposit are required
  • Permit holder must be on-site to provide access to a third party if required e.g. a caterer


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
    • 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 Flip Chart Stands that include whiteboards (BYO markers)
    • 1x Overheard Projector (sound available through projector)
    • 1x Screen
    • Microphone and Lectern
    • Small Kitchen (1x sink, 
    • 1x microwave and a Zippy Tap for boiling water)
    Please note
    • There are no cooking facilities available within the Conference Room
    • 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


Queens Park

Standard Conditions for each area 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 area conditions prior to applying for a permit/licence.

The permit holder must produce for inspection, the permit granted by the local government, upon request of an authorised person.

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

Area Times Capacity Power (on-site) Standard Conditions
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

Application method

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

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