Parks & Gardens

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1. Overview

Goulburn City boasts 70 parks and three bushland reserves which include West Goulburn, Rocky Hill Reserve and the Governors Hill/Mount Gray Reserve, all of which combine to provide residents with a great variety of outdoor activities to enjoy.

2. Belmore Park

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Belmore Park is situated in the centre of the City of Goulburn on the site of the original market place. It is a prominent landmark and popular with residents and visitors alike.

Featuring a number of beautiful monuments and ornaments including the Band Rotunda, gardens, fountain, glass house conservatory and war memorials.

Picnic tables are available (no BBQs), children's playground and public toilets (including wheelchair accessible toilet).

3. Victoria Park

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The magnificent rose gardens in Victoria Park showcase the beauty of the City of Goulburn Rose and are a highlight of the annual Rose Festival in March.

Covered picnic tables are available, along with BBQ’s, public toilet (including wheelchair accessible), oval, playground, bicycle tracks, pre-schooler bicycle park available nearby and a liberty swing for use by disabled persons.

The new Adventure Playground was officially opened by the Mayor, Bob Kirk, on 5 May 2018.  This is a wonderful addition to the park and to date has been very well received and utilised by the public.

On the corner of Clifford Street and Faithfull Street there is also an off-leash dog park.

4. Goulburn Skate Park

Goulburn Skate Park is over 1200 square metres of concrete and steel. There are quarter pipes, bowls, grid blocks, rails, steps and platforms. Built by Dorfus and the crew from Convic, it's the best skate park in the region. Skateboard.com gives it a 5 star rating and writes "heaps of nice transitioned sections including over vert nodule, fair few rails, ledges and banks."

Council is also undertaking a significant extension of the skate park in 2019, which will incorporate street skating elements and features that are more inclusive for beginners and younger skaters.

Location and Access

The Goulburn Skate Park is located in Victoria Park, entry from Deccan Street. It is approximately 3 blocks from the main street and accessed from the city centre by walking/cycle paths through Victoria Park or by road. Victoria Park also includes other recreation facilities: Goulburn Aquatic Centre, children's playground, tennis courts, Seiffert Oval (cycle track & cricket), Prell Oval (cricket) and rose gardens.

Safety

Goulburn Skate Park is for skateboards, rollerblades, rollerskates, scooters and bicycles.

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5. Goulburn Adventure Playground

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The Goulburn Adventure Playground is located within the boundaries of Victoria Park, and is easily accessed from Verner Street. The Adventure Playground was completed and officially opened by Mayor Bob Kirk in May 2018.

It caters for children of all ages - from infants through to teens, as well as carers and families. The playground includes objects that provide both mental and physical stimulation, and incorporates facilities for users of all abilities.

The Goulburn Adventure Playground includes a large flying fox, two major towers, large climbing structures, multiple slides and smaller structures with steps and slides for younger children.

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6. Dog off-leash areas

Goulburn Mulwaree Council offers four locations as dedicated off-leash dog areas as per Section 13 (6) of the Companion Animals Act:

  • Victoria Park, bounded by the Guide Hall, Prell Oval, Clifford Street and Faithfull Street
  • Eastgrove (corner of Park Road and Glenelg St)
  • Bradfordville (Jack White Park - corner of Progress & Wran Sts)
  • Garfield Park (corner of Garfield Avenue and Francis St)

These areas are sign posted and equipped with doggy doo bins.

For more information please contact Councils Operations department on 02 4823 4538 or council@goulburn.nsw.gov.au

As a general rule of thumb the following is a guideline when getting out and about with your dog: 

  1. No animal access permitted (for health reasons) on sports fields or within at least 10 metres of any playground.
  2. Leads required in areas near sports fields or when visiting high profile public parks such as Belmore Park and areas of Victoria Park.

 
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