The River Heart Parklands brings to life Ipswich's connection to the Bremer River, which runs through the heart of Ipswich Central. The parklands are situated on a 1.2km stretch of southern bank of the Bremer River, from the Bradfield Bridge to Bob Gamble Park.
The park has been designed to ensure visitors and locals can take advantage of the great outdoors, offering boardwalks for walkers, joggers, cyclists and others on the move. The park is also a great place to discover different vantage point for the river and discover the role the river played in Ipswich's history.
Kids will love the zero-depth water playground, extensive play equipment including a spider web style climbing frame, 25 metre flying fox and the football field sized 'Discovery Forest' which incorporates features including forts, a bridge across a dry creek bed, carved wooden totems and balance beams. At night, keep your eyes on the water to see if you can spot the laser projections of our very own river creatures: Ippy, Limey & Stoney.
Features of the park:
...- Zero-depth water playground*
...- Spider web style climbing frame *
...- 25m Flying fox*
...- 'Discovery Forest'*
...- Educational boardwalks to the river edge and over the water
...- Water and light display
...- Viewing platforms
...- Picnic Facilities & Electric Barbecues
Features marked with an * are located in Bob Gamble Park, at the eastern end of the parklands, along Kind Edward Parade.
Car parking is available at the far eastern (King Edward Parade) and western (Roseberry Parade) entries to the parklands. Dogs are welcome to accompany their owners if they are on a leash.
Directions: Travel into Ipswich Central and then:
...- If travelling into Ipswich Central from the East, travel along Limestone Street and turn right into East Street; then left into Mansfield Place to get to the roundabout on Bremer Street.
...- If travelling into Ipswich Central from the West, travel along Brisbane Street and turn left into East Street; then left into Mansfield Place to get to the roundabout on Bremer Street.
...- If travelling into Ipswich Central from the North, travel along Pine Street across the David Trumpy Bridge; at the end of the bridge turn left in Olga Street to get to the roundabout on Bremer Street.
...- If travelling into Ipswich Central from the South, travel along East Street; then turn left into Mansfield Place to get to the roundabout on Bremer Street.
...- Once at the Bremer Street Roundabout you can either turn left to get to the western car park on Roseberry Parade, or the eastern car park on King Edward Parade (best parking for the Bob Gamble Park section of the parklands).