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We're ready to celebrate all our great parks!
Parks Week will run from 5 to 13 March 2022 with a wide range of activities designed to encourage residents to enjoy their neighbourhood parks and open recreation spaces. Activities offered in parks across the Region will include fitness classes for adults and kids, walking groups, parkrun and much more.
Bookings are required to participate in most Parks Week activities. Please see the full list of activities in our parks below.
Parks and open spaces are a valuable resource in our Region and help support physical and mental wellbeing through healthy and active lifestyles. Our parks also provide environmental benefits to our Region, and build more connected communities by providing places where people come together for leisure.
Parks Week is celebrated throughout Australia and New Zealand as a combined initiative of New Zealand Recreation Association and Parks and Leisure Australia.
Get your team of 4 to 5 people together for some fun exploring our parks and win one of 3 adventure packs.
Using the online scavenger hunt app, your team will complete a set of fun and interactive challenges located throughout our parks and earn points. It's a great way to discover our parks and enjoy the outdoors. So what are you waiting for? Pack a picnic and get out there!
Download printable GooseChase instructions here.
One adventure pack will be awarded to each of the top 3 teams with the most amount of points at the conclusion of the game. The prizes are valued at $65 each
Have you ever dreamt about having a garden full of fresh produce you've grown yourself but don't know where to start? Then visit the Toowoomba Organic Gardens! This community group love to share their knowledge and have years of combined experience to help you get started.
Visit the gardens during Parks Week and enjoy a tour of the gardens to see the new improvements and wonderful produce they've grown. There'll also be seedlings on sale so you can start to grow your own at home.
Where: 22a Goggs Street, ToowoombaWhen: 6, 9 and 13 March, 9 - 11amCost: FreeContact: email TCOGA.email@example.com or visit their website.
The Change Project hold multiple free and low-cost exercise classes across the Region all year round. Come and try the following classes for free during Parks Week. For a list of all our regular classes visit the Change Project webpage.
Bringing out your inner rock star with Pound. Using weighted drumsticks, this class will have you moving and jamming for a full body interval training exercise class. It's heaps of fun, so come and try it out.
Where: Picnic Point, rotunda area When: Saturday 12 March, 3pmCost: FreeContact: Annemarie via phone 0412 792 017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This class is designed to keep you moving and stay active. Exercises are low impact and will help you to improve fitness, strength and mobility. Suitable for all levels of fitness.
Where: Errol Munt Sports Reserve, New England Highway, YarramanWhen: Thursday 10 March, 10am Cost: FreeContact: Helen via phone 0434 243 085 or email email@example.com
Strengthen and tone your whole body through gentle pilates style movements. This class incorporates bodyweight exercises but resistance bands are also utilised to increase the intensity and add variety. Dynamic and static stretching is built into each workout to increase flexibility and range of motion thus improving the overall function of your body.
Where: Highfields Sport and Recreation Park (netball courts), HighfieldsWhen: Friday 9am Cost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Amy via phone 0427 696 100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Lilyvale Sports Oval, 581 Yalangur-Lilyvale Road, Lilyvale When: Tuesday 4pmCost: $5Contact: Natalie via phone 0400 023 299 or email email@example.com. BYO exercise mat and hat.
A full body workout that comprises all aspects of fitness including muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, balance and stability, agility and coordination. A warm friendly atmosphere suitable for all ages and fitness levels
Where: Bridgman Oval, Pittsworth When: Last Thursday of the month, 8amCost: $5Contact: Belinda via phone 0428 796 405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Bridgman Oval, PittsworthWhen: Every second Thursday (1st and 3rd of every month) 9amCost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Nola via phone 0428118836 or email email@example.com
Where: Lemway Avenue Park/ West Creek 8When: Monday 9.30am Cost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Majenta via email firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook
This is a beginner level Crossfit class designed for anyone wanting to improve their health and fitness through high intensity functional fitness training methods.
Where: Queens Park AmphitheatreWhen: Wednesday 5.15pm Cost: FreeContact: Zachary Kaddatz via phone 0413 713 064 or email email@example.com
Boxercise is a total body workout, allowing you to directly stimulate all of your muscles in a fun, energetic and inclusive environment surrounded by like-minded people. The benefits of this class can go far beyond the physical, allowing you to improve your hand-eye coordination, motor skills, reaction times and agility, therefore, increasing your overall fitness and health.
Boxercise will involve shadow-boxing, skipping, hitting pads, kicking punchbags, press-ups, shuttle-runs & core exercises. This class is open to all fitness levels and you can participate at your own pace as you build confidence and strength. Classes are open for children from the age of seven right through to seniors. This class is run by an experienced trainer who has seen and experienced life as an autistic person and father and is empowering others to not let life hold them back.
Where: Picnic Point Park, Toowoomba When: Monday 9am Cost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Isaac via phone 0400 075 003 email firstname.lastname@example.org visit www.autisticangels.com.au
Please note this class is NDIS approved.
Where: Captain Cook Park, McGregor Street, WilsontonWhen: Tuesday and Thursday 5.30pmCost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Sara via phone 0416 323 656 or email email@example.com
Where: Centenary Park, WestbrookWhen: Saturday 7 - 7.30amCost: $3 per person, per sessionContact: Paul and Coralee via phone 0458 600 001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Highfields Sport & Recreation Park (Clubhouse), access off Cronin Road, HighfieldsWhen: Tuesday and Thursday 8 - 9am and Friday 9 - 10am Cost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Jan via phone 0400 270 334 or email email@example.com
Where: Newtown Park, Holberton Street, Newtown When: Friday 8 - 9amCost: $3 per person, per sessionContact: Jody via phone 0402 144 527 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Laurel Bank Park, Hill Street, ToowoombaWhen: Monday and Wednesday 8 - 9amCost: $3 per person, per sessionContact: Jody via phone 0402 144 527 or email email@example.com
Easy to follow steps played to fun modern music, slightly higher intensity.
Where: Highfields Sports and Recreation Park (soccer clubhouse), access off Cronin Road, HighfieldsWhen: Monday 6.30pm Cost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Di via phone 0435 120 548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Easy to follow steps played to music from the 60's to the 90's, lower intensity.
Where: Highfields Sports and Recreation Park (soccer clubhouse), access off Cronin Road, HighfieldsWhen: Thursday 9.20amCost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Di via phone 0435 120 548 or email email@example.com
Where: Highfields Sports and Recreation Park (clubhouse), access off Cronin Road, HighfieldsWhen: Wednesday 6.15 - 7.00pmCost: $4 per person, per sessionContact: Di via phone 0435 120 548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The design of this class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. It's perfect for active older adults, beginners and people with injuries or disabilities who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves at a low-intensity. Come ready to sweat and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong.
Where: Highfields Sports and Recreation Park (Clubhouse), access off Cronin Road, HighfieldsWhen: Tuesday 9.30amCost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Di via phone 0435 120 548 or email email@example.com
Billy’s Buddies is a well-structured non-contact ball sports program designed for kids aged between 2 and 6 years. The program emphasises having fun and encouraging children to develop their social skills and learn the fundamentals of not only rugby league but ball sports in general. Teamwork is the cornerstone of the activities. All sessions are run by Toowoomba Billy's Buddies Coach - Brianna.
Where: Wednesday sessions, Queens Park (corner of Margaret Street and Lindsay St) Football Field, ToowoombaSaturday sessions, Picnic Point (Heller Street Park), Toowoomba When: 23 February to 27 April, 2022 (10 weeks) Wednesday 4pm session Wednesday 4.30pm session Saturday 9am session Saturday 9.30am session
Cost: $5 per child, per session. Bookings are essential and can be made by clicking on the link above for the relevant session time. Contact: Council 131 872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Lake Annand Park, Long Street, South ToowoombaWhen: Monday 4.15 - 5pm Cost: $5 per child, per session. Bookings essential Contact: Tash via phone 0451 438 801 or email email@example.com
Where: Post Office, 19 Curnow Street, Crows NestWhen: Monday to Friday, 5.45am (60 minute walk)Cost: FreeContact: Evelyn via phone 0409 645 640Join the Crows Nest Flat Landers walkers group online
Where: Peacehaven Park (rotunda), Kuhls Road, Highfields When: Monday and Thursday 4pm (60 minute walk) Cost: FreeContact: Jan via phone 0447 710 441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Join the Highfields Hoofers group online
Where: East Creek Community Centre, 43 Kitchener Street, ToowoombaWhen: Tuesday 8.45am (60 minute walk)Cost: FreeContact: Sally-Ann via phone 07 4639 2755 or email email@example.com Join the East Creek OPAP walkers group online
Where: Harlaxton Neighbourhood Centre, HarlaxtonWhen: Wednesday 10am. Contact organiser for times as they can vary (30 minute walk) Cost: FreeContact: Matt via phone 07 4639 2868 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgJoin the Harlo Walkers walking group online
Where: Laurel Bank Park, Hill Street, Toowoomba When: Tuesday and Thursday 6.30am (30 minute walk)Cost: FreeContact: Barry via phone 0497 425 155 or email email@example.comJoin the Toowoomba Central walkers group online
Where: 8 Mylne Street, Toowoomba CityWhen: Wednesday 8amCost: FreeContact: Katrina via phone 07 4637 1888Join the Discount Drug Store walkers group online
Where: Corner Crotty and Hume Streets, Centenary HeightsWhen: Monday to Friday, 6am (30 minute walk)Cost: FreeContact: Judy via phone 07 4635 9059 Join the Toowoomba Hearty Ramblers group online
Where: Heights Community Centre, 16 Wine Drive, Wilsonton HeightsWhen: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6.30am (60 minute walk)Cost: FreeContact: Gail via phone 0451 448 902 Join the Wilsonton Walkers group online(Wilsonton Walkers also participate in Parkrun on Saturdays. Transport available)
Where: Highfields Sport and Recreation Park, off Cronin Road, HighfieldsWhen: Saturday, 7am - 8am Cost: Free Contact: Marty - phone 0409 566 497 or Janeen - phone 0427 063 521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Register: parkrun website
Where: Arthur Shooter Park, Stanley St, OakeyWhen: Saturday, 7am - 8amCost: FreeContact: Helen - phone 0418 794 565 or email email@example.com Register: parkrun website
Where: Pittsworth Showground (canteen area), Pittsworth When: Saturday, 7am - 8am Cost: FreeContact: Jaime - phone 0437 210 572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Register: parkrun website
Where: Middle Ridge Park, Stenner St, ToowoombaWhen: Saturday, 7am - 8amCost: FreeContact: Robbie - phone 0419 023 487 or email email@example.com Register: parkrun website
Where: Queens Park (off Lindsay St), ToowoombaWhen: Saturday, 7am - 8amCost: FreeContact: Margaret - phone 0407 645 656 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister: parkrun website
Friends of the Escarpment Parks (FEP) offer a 6 week Eco Gym Bushcare Program each Wednesday. The program consists of bushland conservation projects suitable to introduce new volunteers to activities that help native plants and animals to thrive in their natural bushland environment. These activities will also help to develop skills that could be a great asset in other areas. A variety of different activities are available to suit people of various ages, abilities and interests.
Where: Hartmann Bushland Reserve, 4 Alderley St, Rangeville
When: Wednesday, from 9 March, 9am - 11.30am
Contact: Phone 0428 288 077 or email email@example.com
What to wear: Protective sun smart clothing including elastic sided boots (or other sturdy boots/shoes), long trousers, long sleeve shirt, a vented broad brimmed hat, leather riggers gloves (or gardening gloves) and sun glasses where possible.
What to bring: Sun screen if required, drinking water and a snack. Before starting we also recommend that participants should be well hydrated. Friends of the Escarpment Parks volunteers will provide a tour of the reserve and supply tools, training and supervision. Children to be accompanied by a parent/adult.
When: Tuesday 9am and Sunday 4pm
Where: West Toowoomba Croquet Club, Newtown Park, 147a Taylor St, Toowoomba
Cost: First 4 sessions are free
Contact: Joy (West Toowoomba Croquet Club) on phone: 4633 0911 or their website.
Look for the QR Code on the equipment at East Creek (Kitchener Street) and Black Gully parks and scan with your smartphone to watch an instructional workout video. Workout videos, and a full list of outdoor gyms are available online here (click on 'Outdoor Gyms').
Health warning: You should satisfy yourself that you have a suitable fitness level, ability and skill before you undertake an activity. If you have concerns in this regard, it is recommended that you seek appropriate independent advice, including medical advice. You should not expect to receive such advice from Toowoomba Regional Council’s members, staff, contractors or agents, nor should you rely on any opinions expressed by them in relation to your fitness level, ability or skill to undertake an activity.