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Centenary Park, tennis courts.

Centenary Park

Town Square. Centenary Park, Crows Nest Qld Map

Located in the heart of the Crows Nest business district, this park features various precincts including a central grassed forum, gallery walk and arbour, memorial precinct, Jimmy Crow precinct, children's play precinct, and performance space.

The park includes barbecue and picnic facilities and toilets. 

Experience the Whispering Seats.
If you sit on each end of the curving sandstone and timber seats within the park and whisper something to your friend who is sitting on the other end of the seat - I mean really speak softly - they will be able to hear what you say. This is a little secret design feature of the seats which relies on the precise set-out of the circumference of the wall.



Free Council WiFi is available, also Telstra Air.

Centenary Park is used widely for community events. The major annual event is Crows Nest Day in October when the World Championship Worm Race takes place.

Tennis courts

The Crows Nest Tennis facility comprises of 2 tennis courts with artificial grass and lights.
Refer to onsite signage for court booking
14 Toowoomba Road, Crows Nest, QldMap

Toowoomba Road Park

Located adjacent to the Crows Nest tennis courts is a small recreational area.
10 Toowoomba Road, Crows Nest, QldMap

Garrahy Park

A small park with no facilities. There is a water supply reservoir in the park.
6 Tower Park Court Crows Nest Qld Map


Origin of a Name?

jimmy crowAn apocryphal story is that Crows Nest is named after an aboriginal man called Jimmy Crow, who lived in a hollow tree near the present police station. Timber hauling bullock teams would stop in this area overnight and Jimmy Crow used to give them directions. There is a 6 ft statue of Jimmy Crow in Centenary Park to honour this legend. (For another version of the origin of the name see the story of Bullockys Rest.)


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