Council’s Parks and Landcare Division currently manages 821 hectares of parkland throughout Dubbo, however this figure may significantly increase in the next two years.
The Division’s Horticultural Services Branch is responsible for the maintenance of the City’s parkland, which includes more than 79 ha of highly developed facilities such as Victoria Park, Elston Park and the Shoyoen Japanese Garden at Elizabeth Park.
Dubbo’s beautiful parks include a range of amenities and are free of charge to all visitors. Depending on the Park you visit, you could expect to find barbecues, picnic tables, playgrounds, public toilets, ponds, lakes, river access and above all, beautiful and relaxing surrounds to enjoy with friends and family.
Dubbo’s major park facilities include:
Located on the corner of Gipps and Cobra streets, Elston Park is popular with families as it features a fun water play facility for the children to enjoy on a hot summer’s day.
Other parks in Dubbo
Dubbo at your leisure map (3355 KB)
– a handy map and guide to Dubbo’s places of leisure
Please note: Horse riding, vehicles, dogs and animals, bicycles, lighting of fires, practising of golf, camping and removal of shrubs and trees are prohibited in ALL Parks.
Did you know that you can hold your wedding ceremony in a number of locations within Council parks?
For a small fee you can obtain permission from Council to be married at beautiful parks such as Victoria Park or the stunning Shoyoen Japanese Gardens.
Dubbo’s rural reserves act as refuges, playing a vital role in protecting the area’s diverse wildlife.
Protected reserves along the Macquarie River shield plant and animal communities while still ensuring public access to the river environment.
Dubbo City Council’s reserve system does more than protect the river environment, with reserves protecting Grassy Box Woodlands, Ironbark/Cypress forests, Rocky Slopes and Pilliga Outwash forests.
It’s the diversity that makes these reserves and protected lands very interesting places; you’ll find unusual and beautiful plants, animals and birds. Animals including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, wombats and koalas can be found within the boundaries of Dubbo City Council.
Rare and beautiful plants such as orchids, daisies, cycads, lilies and grasses are also present alongside such rare birds as the Regent Honeyeater, the Mallee Fowl, the Speckled Warbler, the Grey Crowned Babbler, Barking Owls, Powerful Owls, Hooded Robins, Tree Creepers, Whistlers and Honeyeaters.