More great news for the Botanic Gardens and Zoo

Published on 15 March 2023

Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo - New car park coming

Council is excited to announce that as part of the Botanic Gardens and Zoo redevelopment a brand-new carpark is being added to make visiting the gardens even easier.

Mayor Tony Williams said increasing carparking will mean more visitors can experience our region’s much-loved facility.

“We have heard the community’s requests for more parking, and I am pleased to announce we will soon be adding 58 carparks to our wonderful Botanic Gardens and Zoo,” Mayor Williams said.

“We know the area is only getting more popular and busier which is why we are investing in extra parking spaces so more people can enjoy the wonderful gardens.

“Works will kick off next week and will take around seven weeks to complete.

“During the works some parks and areas will be closed off so alternative parking may need to be used during this time.

“We are adding a decent amount of parking so once the works are finished it will make a massive difference to finding a park the next time you visit the area.” 

Parks Councillor Cherie Rutherford said the new parking comes at a perfect time following the grand opening of the redeveloped playground on the weekend.

“It is an extremely exciting time for the Botanic Gardens and Zoo with even more big things planned for the future as part of the redevelopment,” Cr Rutherford said.

“It truly is a special area, and we want people to continue visiting and enjoying everything the gardens and zoo has to offer, which is why we decided to invest in more carparking.

“The 58 new parks being completed by local company, Hendrie Constructions, will also include new pathways and landscaping to complement the natural surroundings.

“The carpark will be constructed opposite the zoo entrance, building on from the existing car park, and will provide parking for not only the gardens and zoo area but also for the nearby Athelstane Bowls Club.

“I know the extra carparking will be a welcome addition for the community and I look forward to seeing even more happy faces enjoying the Botanic Gardens and Zoo.”