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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, river access and above all, beautiful and relaxing surrounds to enjoy with friends and family.
Dubbo’s beautiful Victoria Park is located on the corner of Darling and Talbragar streets. It is home to picnic areas set amongst stunning trees, rose gardens, a duck pond, Orchid greenhouse, the War Memorial Cenotaph and Memorial Drive which is lined with beautiful Jacarandas.
Elizabeth Park: Shoyoen (Japanese Garden)
Located in the Dubbo Botanic Gardens at Elizabeth Park in East Dubbo, ‘Shoyoen’ in Japanese means ‘strolling and refreshing’. The official opening of the Shoyoen Sister City Garden and Jurian Ceremonial Tea House occurred on the 153rd anniversary of the founding of Dubbo. It also marked the 13th anniversary of Sister City relations between Minokamo, Japan, and Dubbo. The spectacular garden – managed and operated by Council - was a living gift from the people of Minokamo. Download a copy of the Shoyoen Japanese Garden brochure
Elizabeth Park: Biodiversity Garden
This Garden is an attempt to replicate some of Dubbo’s biodiversity in a small space. The garden is designed to give visitors a taste of the range of habitats and plants which you will find when you venture into the parks and reserves of the Dubbo region. Native grasslands flow into a grassy box woodland and on to a wetland. Council has also constructed a mound which simulates the natural change of plant communities over a ridgeline, with the deeper soils at the base growing Ironbarks, the slightly shallower soils mid-slope growing Red Stringybarks and the poor, shallower ridgetop soils reflected in the smaller stunted growth of the Green Mallee. The path up the mound does contain some steps and will be difficult for visitors in wheelchairs. Each of the areas you pass through are different, and contain different plants, food and habitat opportunities for a range of animals and birds.
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.