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Chinchilla Botanic Parkland tops Queensland’s best parks

The Chinchilla Botanic Parkland is securing its place as a premier lifestyle and leisure destination having claimed the state title of Park of the Year at the Queensland Parks and Leisure Australia Annual Awards.  

The facility was announced winner of the Park of the Year category, which celebrates exceptional examples of best practice in relation to park design and management.  

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Recreational Spaces and Cemeteries Councillor Carolyn Tillman said the Award demonstrated the Parkland’s world-class status, rivalling open spaces in larger cities and towns.   

“The Chinchilla Botanic Parkland is one of thon’s most fabulous open spaces and it’s great to see it continuing to gain widespread recognition,” Cr Tillman said. 

“Only last year the Parkland was awarded the International Green Flag Award, which is a prestigious title that has only been awarded to three Queensland parks to date. 

“This recognition not only boosts community pride, but also encourages more visitors to this great space to enjoy the various themed sections including the megafauna discovery centre, state-of-the-art water play area, parkour equipment and outdoor amphitheatre.  

The Parkland’s botanic gardens showcase the region’s diverse flora such as black cracking clays, Chinchilla red sands, Barakula wildflowers and blooming wattles, as well as iconic local species such as White Cypress Pine, Chinchilla White Gum, Wilga, and Silver Leaved Iron Bark.  

“It’s the perfect spot for everything from a picnic with the family to large-scale community events and well worth a visit for residents and tourists alike.” 

The Chinchilla Botanic Parkland is now a finalist for the National Parks and Leisure Awards, with the winner announced in October.  

To find out more about the Chinchilla Botanic Parkland, visit www.wdrc.qld.gov.au or phone 1300 268 624. 

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