Rangeville - J.E. Duggan Park

Tuesday, 13 Jul 2021 14:09

Address: Leslie Street, Rangeville QLD 4350

Covering around eight hectares, this park is a forest regeneration site where a natural eucalypt forest has been encouraged to develop. This bushland park provides three small bush walks with great scenery and views east over the Great Dividing Range, including Table Top Mountain. 

This park is ideal for walking with young children and those less mobile with trails being accessible by people using wheelchairs and mobility devices. The Sensory Walk additionally features a handrail rope to assist visually impaired people to navigate the trail.

 

From Toowoomba, follow James Street to the east and turn right onto Mackenzie Street. Turn left onto Alderley Street and right into Rowbotham Street. After 3.5 km, turn left onto Collier Street and follow the road until you reach Leslie Street where you can park your car.

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Wallaby Walk

Best for: Walking                      

Classification: Grade 1

Distance: 250m one way          

Walking time: 10 minutes

Description:  The walk starts at the picnic area, taking you to Flagstone Lookout along the way and to Lockyer Lookout on the northern side of the park. This walk is suitable for wheelchairs and mobility devices following the flat compacted gravel circuit that joins it with part of Squirrel Glider Circuit and Link Walk.

Sensory Walk

Best for: Walking                          

Classification: Grade 1

Distance: 270m one way            

Walking time: 5 minutes

Description: The walk starts at the picnic area and finishes at the intersection of Link Walk with Squirrel Glider Circuit. It takes you through the native forest where you can hear the bird sounds, feel the texture of the different leaves and smell the scent of the plants. The Sensory Walk has a handrail rope to assist vision impaired people to navigate the trail. Concrete pavers indicate the placement of interpretive signage and double as passing bays for wheelchairs. This walk is suitable for wheelchairs and mobility devices.

Link Walk

Best for: Walking                          

Classification: Grade 2

Distance: 125m one way            

Walking time: 5 minutes

Description: This track links Squirrel Glider Circuit with Wallaby Walk and can be used as a shortcut across the park. Part of this track is suitable for wheelchair and mobility devices.

Squirrel Glider Circuit

Best for: Walking                   

Classification: Flat section (Grade 2), hilly section (Grade 3)

Distance: 1,200m return        

Walking time: 30 minutes

Description: This track follows the perimeter of the park. It starts at the park entrance and takes you to the picnic area and the start of Wallaby Walk. The track turns south going down to the old quarry through a challenging section. Then it turns east and to the north towards the Link Track. There is a steep section just before reaching the top that leads to Lockyer Lookout. The track follows the boundary fence on a section suitable for wheelchairs and then turns towards Leslie Street and back to the park entrance.

 

Useful link:

J.E. Duggan Park walking trails map

 

Features

BBQ
Picnic tables
Shelter
Park bench
Lookout
Walking
Bush walking
Parking

Map