Crows Nest Queensland, The Village in High Country
 

Other Crows Nest Parks including Centenary Park.

 

Other parks

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

 

Centenary Park

The Village 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.

It is a Magical Park. Download the App to your phone to find a digital fantasy land. See Facebook.

The park includes barbecue, picnic facilities and toilets. 

centenary park whispering seats Whispering Seats


If you sit on one end of the curving sandstone and timber seats within the park and speak really softly to your friend who is sitting on the other end of the seat they will be able to hear what you say (as long as there is no one in between). This is a little secret design feature of the seats which relies on the precise set-out of the circumference of the wall.

 

 

WiFi

Free Council WiFi is available, also Telstra Air.

Use

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.

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 statue of Jimmy Crow in the Park.

Another version is that it was used as a camping place by teamsters and travellers. It is said that they would agree to meet "under the crows nest in the old Applegum tree". See the story of Bullockys Rest.

It is more likely that the name was derived from a pastoral run name used by James Canning Pearce in 1848. No record exists of why Pearce used the name Crows Nest for the original pastoral run.

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