Parks & Gardens
Green Spaces (Townsville)
If you have time to spare, rather than money, then wandering around Townsville’s beautiful botanical gardens is the way to go. Each has a rich offering of plant life and walking and cycling trails to admire it all.
Townsville’s oldest botanic garden, established in 1870. Spotted near the base of Castle Hill; colourful rose garden among its highlights.
Largest of the quartet covering 25ha. Huge collection with strong emphasis on dry tropics plants.
Lives up to its name. Features one of the world’s largest and most diverse palm collections.
Dan Gleeson Memorial Gardens
Beautifully manicured with wide variety of wildlife among its key features.
“Off-Leash” Parks and Dog Friendly Areas
Just like the broader community, responsible pet owners enjoy getting out with their K9 companions and making the most of the great outdoors. For this reason, Townsville City Council has established a network of designated “off-leash” exercise parks across the city to support positive dog socialisation and safe exercise.
Responsible pet ownership is a matter for the entire community, and as such Council has invested heavily to support members of the community who chose to provide a home for our four-legged friends.
Dog off-leash park etiquette:
• Remove your dog if it becomes aggressive or bothers other dogs.
• Always clean up after your pet and place in rubbish bins provided.
• Fill in any hole that your dog digs.
• Dogs should be under effective control or voice control at all times.
• Dogs must be leashed at all times prior to entering and upon leaving the dog park.
Even in dog off-leash areas, it is important to stop your dog from causing a nuisance.
At no time should your dog impede other people’s enjoyment.
Townsville is a pet friendly city.
For more information regarding Townsville’s dog friendly facilities, please use the link below.