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Top 5 Parks in Toowoomba

There are so many amazing playgrounds and parks in Toowoomba that the kids are sure to love – we’ve narrowed it down for you in our list of top 5 parks in the Garden City. Check them out below!

Laurel Bank Park – Herries Street, Toowoomba

Laurel Bank Park is brilliant for kids of all ages, from toddlers to primary school aged kids. With plenty of seats, shade from the sun, bike paths, grassy areas for picnics and the odd game of cricket, this park has something for everyone. There’s plenty of places to stroll along the waterways and over bridges, lovely manicured gardens, and even barbeque areas. The playground has swings, a rock climbing wall, suspense rope bridge, slides for toddlers and a tunnel slide and spider climbing frame for the older kids. Throw together a picnic and make a day out of it – the kids will love it!

Picnic Point Lookout – 164 Tourist Road

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This lookout is a Toowoomba icon, so we had to include it on the list! With three playgrounds for the kids to choose from, a great café, and truly stunning views of the Lockyear Valley, there’s something for every family. The highpoint of this park is the amazing Witch’s Playground and Forest, designed to look like something out of a fairytale. It’s magical, and sure to delight kids of all ages.

Queen’s Park – 34 Lindsay Street

Queen’s Park is historic and famous for its beautiful flower displays. Aside from that, there’s a brilliant kid’s playground, as well as great markets on the first Sunday of each month. The park is just a short walk from the CBD, making it convenient for everyone and a great place to have a break on a busy day.

Webb Park – 12-40 Dudley Street

You really can’t go past the huge flying fox at this local favourite. With 3 playgrounds, your kids are sure to find something to keep them entertained. At one, there’s a pedal power ride, a see saw, loads of swings and spring rockers. At the next, a massive downhill slide, the flying fox, and a play boat. Your kids will love rolling down the grassy hills while you take in the stunning views of the mountain ranges.

The Japanese Gardens – 55 Regent Street

These beautiful gardens are an amazing place to spend an afternoon strolling over bridges and taking it easy on well-manicured lawns. There are ducks and fish and a whole host of things to keep the family entertained.

For more ideas on what to see and do in Toowoomba, check out Families Magazine!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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