Recreation Facilities Recreation Facilities

The Longreach region has many quality recreation facilities for locals and visitors to enjoy. Explore nature at the Iningai Reserve, have a picnic at one of the well maintained parks and gardens, or relax at a pool or spa. Follow the links below for more information.

Parks and Gardens Parks and Gardens


Edkins Park

Location - Corner of Landsborough Highway and Galah Street, Longreach

Edkins park has a covered BBQ facility with 2 children's playgrounds and Male/female/disabled toilets. Edkins Park also has the site of The Cenotaph and the Longreach ANZAC service is held here each year.

Lioness Park

Location – corner Sparrow and Cassowary Streets, Longreach

Lioness Park has a BBQ, children's playground area and male/female/disabled toilets. This park is entirely fenced

Rotary Park

Location - on the Landsborough Highway on the Eastern entrance to town, Longreach

It has covered BBQ area, and picnic shelter.

Apex (Riverside) Park

Location - Thomson River approximately 5 kilometres west of Longreach.

This park offers accommodation at $3.00/night up to 4 nights to travellers, which is payable at the Visitor Information Centre. It has a covered BBQ area and male/female toilets. Apex Riverside Park is the site of the Annual Longreach Yellowbelly Classic Fishing Competition.

Skate Park

Location - at the end of Eagle Street in Longreach, heading south towards Jundah.

The skate park is a covered and surround by a lovely green lawn and gardens. This is where you can ride your skate board, BMX Bike or Roller Blades. The skate park is a popular social area for local youth and


The Ilfracombe Memorial Park

Location - in the centre of town, on the Landsborough highway.

This attractive park has access to a 20m swimming pool and heated mineral spa. Shade structures are situated throughout and there are Male/female/disabled toilets/showers. Enjoy a leisurely soak and take advantage of the playground equipment and free barbeque facilities. The park is also home to the Rotunda, an elegant centrepiece erected in memory of Ilfracombe's war heroes.


Council is currently seeking input from the Ilfracombe Community into the concept designs for the Ilfracombe Memorial Park. Community consultation will be held on Sunday 28 August 2016 at the Ilfracombe Memorial Park at 10:00am. Plans can be viewed at the Ilfracombe Council Office during business hours or by downloading a copy here (map in PDF). We also welcome your feedback via the survey (link to survey) or through a hard copy at the Ilfracombe Office. For more information, please contact the main office on (07) 46584111 or email


The Isisford Park

Location - in St Helena Street, beside the council branch office

This well-maintained park is equipped with toilets, showers and a bbq, and there is a children's playground nearby.


The Yaraka Park

The Yaraka Park is an attractive lawned area, complete with tennis courts, a playground, BBQ and picnic shelter and toilets. It also close to the town hall, and pool complex. A great place to stop and relax.

Iningai Nature Park Iningai Nature Park

Named after the traditional owners who lived along the Thomson River, Iningai Nature Park is a peaceful area to explore and experience the native flora and fauna of Longreach. Download this brochure for more information and maps of walking trails.

Swimming Pools Swimming Pools

Longreach Regional Council maintains swimming pools throughout the region. The facilities are popular with locals and visitors alike.


All pools will be closed on Christmas Day.

Longreach Memorial Pool & Aquatic Centre

A fun place for children and adults, the pool and aquatic centre is located at 81 Eagle Street. It includes a 50 metre pool, playground, children's waterpark, and a heated 25 metre pool.

Swimming pool flyer

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From Monday 26 December 2016 to Monday 2 January 2017, the pool will be open between the hours of 10.00am to 6.00pm.

Ilfracombe Pool & Heated Artesian Spa

This facility sits beside a lovely park area and is found in the centre of town beside the Landsborough highway, artfully hidden behind trees and shrubs.

For latest opening times & fees call (07) 4652 5400

Isisford Pool

The Isisford pool is situated at the sporting complex, where there is a tennis court, skate park, and handy BBQ area.

For latest pool opening times & fees call (07) 4658 8900

Yaraka Pool

The Yaraka pool is behind the town hall and close to an attractive park with a range of handy amenities.

For latest pool opening times & fees call (07) 4658 8900