If you’re keen to relax and enjoy a slower pace in a beautiful environment then why not check out the historic Newtown park located at 147 Taylor St, Newtown QLD 4350. This park features the Queensland State Rose Garden, Croquet lawns, cricket ovals, playgrounds and BBQ picnic facilities. It is an excellent spot to spend an entire afternoon or even just a few moments being present and taking in the beauty, peace and tranquillity this place offers. Here are some of the key features of the park that make it worth a visit.
Located less than 10 mins drive from the city it’s a quiet tranquil oasis close to Toowoomba City.
Queensland State Rose Garden
You can visit the State Rose Garden for a day of appreciating the diverse array of colours and scents emanating from the floral beauties that are found in abundance at the Queensland State Rose Garden. There are over 2,000 rose bushes in the garden from heirloom rose varieties, a wide range of hybrids, and the newest varieties. With such a variety of roses found at the garden that roses are in bloom in nine months of every year. Located on the eastern side of the historic Newtown Park at Holberton street, Newtown QLD 4350, this unique attraction is one of the best historical locations in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs.
A successful community Project
Since its construction in 1999, local Toowoomba and Darling Downs residents, Toowoomba Regional Council and Friends of the Queensland State Rose Garden volunteers work cooperatively to continuously develop the garden. The project is being continually upgraded and is one of the most successful community projects around Toowoomba, attracting residents and volunteers from surrounding areas. The Garden is a true example of volunteerism and is one of the most popular attractions in the city.
There is modern children’s playground located on the north side of the park adjacent to Pottinger St. The playground has a large array of play equipment from climbing equipment to swings, slides and other sensory equipment which is particularly well received by younger children. This northern section of the park also features numerous undercover picnic areas and free to use gas BBQs, and public toilets making it a very popular section of the park for families hosting small events like kid’s birthday parties.
If you’re looking for a spot to play some sports, then Newtown Park is for you. The park has three cricket fields, three croquet lawns and a basketball court too. The basketball court has free lighting making it a great spot to come and shoot some hoops after dark when the weather has cooled down a bit. To turn on the lights you simply have to push the button which will light up the court for an hour at which point the automated timer will switch off the lights.
A popular spot for good reason
Toowoomba’s Newtown Park is a very popular point of interest in the city of Toowoomba. Not only does it contain the famous award-winning Queensland State Rose Garden, but it also has other popular attractions too. A children’s playground, barbecue area, a basketball court, cricket pitches, and croquet lawns all make the park a great place to spend the afternoon. It is a popular family destination and an excellent place to go for a morning or afternoon. The park is bounded by Holberton and Taylor Streets.
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