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Laurel Bank Park, Toowoomba
Laurel Bank Park, Toowoomba
Map of Laurel Bank Park
Herries Street
Corner West Street
Queensland 4350 Australia

Laurel Bank Park
Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area

Free Entry

07 4638 7555
1800 331 155


Laurel Bank Park is a beautiful parkland area close to the Toowoomba city centre, featuring spectacular manicured gardens, a scented garden, a playground, picnic area and croquet greens.

As well as containing a collection of exotic trees, the park is home to the Scented Gardens. This unique 'garden within a garden' was created from ideas presented by the Downs Association of the Blind, and occupies approximately 0.5 hectare of the park's 4.5 hectare area. Fragrant blooms, herbs and shrubs grow in raised beds. Playground equipment and a gazebo complete the park.

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Prior to 1932 Laurel Bank Park was owned by Mr Samuel George Stephens. In 1932 Mr Stephens donated the land to the people of Toowoomba, making the Toowoomba City Council official custodian.

The gardens were designed by Mr Stephens himself before he handed them over. Mr Stephens was known to many as 'the man of flowers', and it's because of his love of flowers that he asked that the land not be used as a sporting facility, only the Croquet Greens along Herries Street were permitted. The Laurel Bank Hall was built during World War II to be used as a mess hall for the United States naval troops.

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Property Details


  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform


  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Walking

Open Times

Note: Open during daylight hours.

Other Information

Playground equipment is available for children to play on.

The park is wheelchair accessible and there are scented gardens for the visually impaired.

Pets Allowed:
Yes. Pets are permitted however they must be on a leash.

Free Entry

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