Parks and Gardens
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.
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 the Iningai Nature Reserve flyer for more information and maps of walking trails.
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
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 to self contained caravans. A small fee of $5.00 per vehicle per night or $27.00 For 7 nights per vehicle fee is payable at the Longreach Explore Centre (Visitor Information), 99a Eagle Street Longreach. There is an honesty box/ticket system located at Apex Park for those who have arrived out of business hours and are staying overnight only. A dump point and potable water is available at the Caravan Day Park on the corner of Kite Street and Landsbosough Highway.
Apex Riverside Park is the site of the Annual Longreach Yellowbelly Classic Fishing Competition.
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.
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.
The Isisford Park
Location - in St Helena Street, beside Council's 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
Location - Jarley Street
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.
Public Memorials and Monuments
Longreach Regional Council (Council) recognises the need for public amenities, including parks and reserves, across the Shire. Council’s parks and reserves are primarily provided and maintained for recreation or environmental protection.
Council considers the cemeteries provided by Council and other providers in the Shire are located in the most appropriate places for commemorating loved ones. Generally, Council does not support visible memorials being created in its parks and reserves or alongside footpaths.
However, Council recognises that, on occasion, it is appropriate to commemorate or recognise local people, groups, places or events of significance in a more public space. In such circumstances, Council may approve a public monuments or memorials in accordance with the Memorials and Monuments Policy.
Requests for public monuments or memorials will only be approved if they meet the criteria contained in the Policy and the Guidelines.
The Public Memorials and Monuments Policy and Guidelines replaces any previous approval or process regarding the installation of a memorial. Existing memorials or plaques cannot be used as precedent for future approvals.
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