Latest News

Back to Latest News back


Visitors encouraged to enjoy Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Visitors encouraged to enjoy Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
March 12, 2019

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens is encouraging locals to enjoy its open space areas during Parks Week.

Running from Saturday 9th to Sunday 17th March, Parks Weekis an annual event celebrating the important role parks play in contributing to the health of our communities.

Announcing that the Botanic Gardens would be celebrating with the help of Mackay Regional Council Libraries, Mackay Regional Councillor Ayril Pato advised “libraries will host a teddy bear’s picnic on the Tropical Sun Lawn at the Botanic Gardens on Friday 15th March.

“Parents can enjoy picture-perfect outdoor setting while their children sing along to all their favourite songs and stories.

“Council and the Botanic Gardens will also be running a Facebook competition, encouraging residents to share photos of themselves at their favourite park during Parks Week.

“Everyone who shares a photo to the social media post will go into the draw win a $30 National Geographic voucher.”

Residents can also attend free, regular activities at the Botanic Gardens, such as Parkrun at 7am every Saturday and Falun Gong meditation sessions on Saturdays, from 9am to 11am, as part of Parks Week.

Councillor Paton said there were 125 playgrounds and more than 300 parks in the Mackay region.

He added "parks help create stronger and more connected communities and council is committed to providing safe, inviting and interactive areas that the whole family can enjoy.

“In the last 18 months we have unveiled a new state-of-the-art playground at Queens Park and the long-awaited Sugar Bowl Mackay skate park.

“This year, we will continue to focus on upgrades to parks around the region.

“Work is scheduled to start on the revitalisation of Queens Park in April and Blacks Beach residents can also look forward to upgrades to Barber Park and Camilleri Street Park this year.

“Celebrate Parks Week by packing a picnic, taking your kids to their favourite playground or enjoying a leisurely walk or ride at one of the region’s parks and see what Mackay has to offer.”

Related Articles

11th March 2019 - New Mackay ARC gets official opening

18th February 2019 - Parks Week aims to raise awareness of value of Australasia’s open spaces

24th October 2018 - New Australian Green Flag Award winners announced at International Parks Congress

26th July 2018 - Mackay City Council reopens popular fitness stairs

23rd February 2018 - New Mackay skate park secures first event prior to completion

23rd February 2018 - Value of green space to be celebrated through Parks Week 2018

12th February 2018 - Mackay moves forward with Aquatic Centre and better parks planning

16th October 2017 - Sustainable water use and climate change to feature at 2017 Botanic Gardens Congress in Adelaide

3rd December 2012 - Van Es wins Queensland Healthy Leaders Award

13th September 2010 - National award for Mackay’s Bluewater Trail

Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

WATERPLAY Solutions Corp

Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks


SKC Operations Pty Ltd (SKCorp)

SKC Operations Pty Ltd (SKCorp) is an expert retail and marketing services team specialising in sports, leisure, aquatics, fitness, health, wellness & recreation industry. Using proven…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Fitness / Marketing / Retail



Quayclean are a national cleaning and waste services partner with proven results in the understanding and delivery of cleaning needs and challenges faced by facilities including; major venues and…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Surfaces / Venues


Hydrocare Pool Services

Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 25 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Technology



Vlocker Pty Ltd has been designing, manufacturing, installing and servicing locker systems worldwide since 1995. Vlocker specialises in providing locker solutions to suit client requirements in…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Safety / Security / Venues



Clubware’s online gym software is not your run of the mill management system. It has been carefully designed to incorporate all the elements that a fitness club would need. How did we do that?…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Recreation


Crystal Pools

Crystal Pools has a solid history of performance on a wide variety of government and commercial projects and is the name behind many of Australia’s most innovative and ambitious aquatic…

read more

Aquatics / Design



Aerobic Microphones Australia provides audio products for the fitness industry. Products include the sweat resistant Cyclemic and Aeromic headworn microphones and pouchbelts that are made in…

read more

Fitness / Technology


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business