Rangeville - Hancock Street Park

Thursday, 23 Jul 2020 13:15

Address: Hancock Street, Rangeville QLD 4350

Surrounded by urban development, Hancock Street Park is commonly visited by locals doing their daily walk and by people who want to get in contact with nature.

This small bushland park of a bit more than 3.7 hectares contains vegetation of environmental value. In 2016 the Friends of the Escarpment Parks started working with Council in this park helping to eradicate weeds and regenerate natve vegetation. The park care group meets regularly and are always happy to welcome new members.

The park has a network of bushwalking trails connecting its four entrances, ideal for a short walk.

How to get there: In Toowoomba drive south along Rowbotham Street, turn right on Ironbark Street, left on Box Street and right onto Wirreanda Drive where you can find a small carpark at the end of the road. There are another three entrances at Hancock Street, Leith Crescent and Pelican Drive with no formal carparks.

Hancock Street Park Walking Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 2

Distance: 1,190m total distance

Walking time: 40 minutes

Description: Dirt tracks connect the four entrances of this park forming a walking circuit with a total distance just shy of 1.2km. One walking track goes around the perimeter of the park, one track runs from Hancock Street on the north side to Leith Crescent on the south and another track runs from Wirreanda Drive on the east to Pelican Drive on the west side of the park. The flat terrain makes this short walk easy and enjoyable. Please make make sure you don't enter the regeneration area.

Common native trees that can be seen on this circuit are Red Ash (Alphitonia excelsa), Pink Bloodwood (Corymbia intermedia) and various type of gum trees (Eucalyptus sp.)

Useful link:

Hancock Street Park walking trails map