If you are looking for big green grassy areas, a fenced playground, a dog park, big shady trees, picnic tables & bbq’s, space to play frisbee, beautiful gardens that just scream photography backgrounds, a basketball court and a rock climbing wall, then look no further.
Located on the banks of the Ross River in Aitkenvale, Rossiter Park offer a range of amenities that cater to a host of activities.
Basketball Half Court (also a handy place to practise your rollerskating skills!) with nearby climbing wall, picnic tables & BBQ.
As well as plenty of shady picnic areas, there is also a toilet block and a fully fenced dog park close by.
The river provides a beautiful backdrop to this park with views across to Mt Stuart. There is a very popular walking path that is part of a 10000 steps exercise loop and you can often see rowboats, kayaks and stand up paddle boarders using the water. Kids often swim in the river and jump off the pontoon (it’s been a bit quiet lately with all the talk of croc sightings though!)
A little further down towards the Nathan Street Bridge is my absolute most favourite tree! This big beauty is amazing and if I ever get to plan a wedding this spot is at the top of my wishlist for Ceremony and photo locations!! In fact the entire park is maintained at a very high level by local council and would be perfect for any outdoor photo shoot.
This park does have a fenced off and undercover play area with undercover tables inside the enclosure. This makes it perfect for birthday parties which is exactly what was happening when I was taking photos around the park. For privacy reasons I chose not to take photos of the playground while it was being used. You will just have to go and check it out for yourself!
Rossiter Park is located on Kimball Street in Aitkenvale. For more information contact the Townsville City Council.