Highfields - Williams Park
Address: Cecil Crescent, Highfields QLD
The northern end of this park contains a dry creek bed with informal tracks. The southern end has large mature trees, playground in shade, slide, formal tracks, toilets, barbecues, and an old-style slide. This beautiful wildlife corridor is a life-line for many native wildlife species in the Highfields area and is the last connecting section of native bushland to the north. Butterflies, dragonflies and birdlife are prolific, and the scenery of beautiful tree ferns and gum trees is very picturesque. Please leave your pets at home.
How to get there: The best way to access Williams Park Walk is through either Cecil Crescent or Mavis Court due to the availability of suitable car parking. From Toowoomba, take the New England Highway north until you arrive in Highfields.
Turn left onto Highfields Road, then right onto Kuhls Road and left onto Cecil Crescent where you can park your vehicle. Alternatively from Highfields Road you can turn right onto O'Brien Road and then right onto Mavis Court, where there is another carpark.
Facilities: Parking, picnic shelters and tables, toilets, drinking water, gas barbecues and playground.
Williams Park Walking Circuit
Best for: Bushwalking
Classification: Grade 2
Distance: 737m one way
Walking time: Approximately 15-20 minutes
Starting from the Williams Park amenities block, walk north through a grassy area behind the neighbourhood towards Reis Road. Cross over a metal bridge and turn left to enjoy a beautiful walk along Klein Creek. You will feel enclosed in a magnificent forest in the middle of Highfields and admire its natural beauty.
You can cross a wooden bridge over Klein Creek and ascend the steps that lead back to Williams Park or, alternatively, you can extend your walk heading south past the Scouts Camp. Turn right towards Tara Court and turn left again at the cul-de-sac towards Cristina Court. When you reach the bitumen, look for the grassy area on your right-hand side. From there, you can walk up Clarke Road to Kuhls Road Recreation Reserve and make your way back towards Williams Park.