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11 kilometres of continuous shared pedestrian and
bikeway paths along each bank of the Ross River.
Ross River Parkway

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The Ross River Parkway Project makes Ross River the centrepiece of a recreational and environmental network that all residents can enjoy.

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Turtle can often be seen down by the riverWork on the project has included extensive landscaping and creation of new parks, restoration of fauna habitats and the provision of facilities for recreation and sport.

When completed the parkway system will incorporate parks and public open space in a continuous link from the Upper Ross to the CBD.

The Ross River Parkway project has been developed in consultation with the local community. This project is jointly funded by the Townsville City Council and the State Government and is one of regional Australia’s best recreational parkway networks.

The whole family will enjoy the Ross River ParkwayNow residents can enjoy upgraded parks with new barbecue equipment and playgrounds. Thousands of trees have also been planted and weeds removed to improve this unique environment.

Ross River has always been a vital part of the city and through this project it will continue to be a focus of community activity. So come and enjoy our greatest natural asset - you will be delighted.

The Ross River Parkway recently won the 2003 State award (Recreational Infrastructure Facilities category) of the Heart Foundation Kellogg Local Government Awards.

Upon completion, cyclists and pedestrians will be able to travel from the Ross River's upper reaches through the suburbs of Cranbrook, Riverside Gardens, Douglas, Annandale, Aitkenvale, Mundingburra, Idalia, Hermit Park and Railway Estate, right into the city.

Residents enjoying the Ross River Parkway

For more information call Townsville City Council Parks Services 4727 8330