Cotswold Hills - John Trousdell Park

John Trousdell Park
Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 11:06

Address: Hamzah Drive, QLD

John Trousdell Park is a central park within the Cotswold Hills residential estate. The park offers an open space, a multi-purpose court, a learn-to-ride facility and a basketball half-court. It also features a multi-use trail that forms a circuit and can be accessed from the Hamzah Drive carpark.

How to get there: In Toowoomba, drive east along Bridge Street and turn right onto Nugent Pinch Road. After 550m, turn left onto Abif Street and then drive for 350m. Turn right onto Cottswold Hills Drive and travel for another 180m and turn left onto Hamzah Drive. In about 300m you will find the Hamzah Drive carpark where you can leave your vehicle.

Facilities: None

Please be advised that John Trousdell Park toilet facilities will be out of action for an unspecified time. 

John Trousdell Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 3), mountain biking (Intermediate), horse riding (Class 1 easy)

Distance: 1,200m loop

Walking time: 40 minutes

Description: This multi-use trail starts behind the park toilet and forms a circuit around the park. There are some short steep sections that make this trail challenging enough for a workout. The trail surface is made of decomposed granite so watch your step on the steep areas. From the trail you can see a small dam where birds like to spend time in the water. There are some other interesting features in the park such as the detention basin and a little pond that can be reached outside of the circuit.

Adjacent to Hamzah Drive this area of the park has a an open space, multi-purpose court, a learn-to-ride facility and a basketball half-court. Picnic facilities include play equipment, toilets, shelters, barbecues and a rebound wall.


A detention basin creates a water feature in the south-eastern corner of the park.


The park area adjacent to Morris Court is a natural area with a recreation corridor on steep land. Some unmarked walking tracks exist.

Useful link:

John Trousdell Park walking trail map


Mountain biking