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Lismore prides itself on its beautiful parks and public spaces. From its well-tended formal gardens to its lush and carefully protected rainforest reserves, you’re sure to find a tranquil space to relax and unwind.

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captain rous park

Opened in August 2017, the Captain Rous Park mountain biketrails are brand new and the result of a collaboration between the Richmond River Riders and Lismore City Council. Both trails (south and north side) have been built to ride in a clockwise direction, roughly 3kms in total. Please be careful and always walk to inspect all features before you ride and never extend past your ability. The park also has a small playground, picnic tables and a carpark. (more)

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heritage park

Is a paradise for kids (and a treat for their parents too!) with lots of cleverly designed play equipment and a wonderful little miniature railway that runs around the park. The train operates on Thursdays, weekends and all throughout the school holidays. (more)

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kadina park

A great toddler’s playground, adventure climbing zone, shared bike and walking paths and a basketball court and football field for ball games. There are also excellent BBQ and picnic facilities. (more)

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lismore community garden

Just near Lismore Shopping Square is another greening project where the community are actively involved in growing and harvesting fresh fruit and vegetables. There's a bush food garden in Riverside Park and a rose garden in Spinks Park. (more)

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lismore rainforest botanic gardens

An ongoing community project where dedicated volunteers are gradually transforming a reclaimed waste site and degraded bushland on the southern outskirts of Lismore into a beautiful rainforest environment for all to enjoy. (more)

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nesbitt park

Wheelchair and disability accessible playground including a wheelchair swing, accessible outdoor playground equipment and a 1km long 3 metres wide walking/ jogging track. There is also wheelchair accessible tables and amenities with plenty of accessible parking spots. (more)

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riverside park

Take a stroll along the riverbank into the City Centre and read about Lismore’s rich river history at the interpretive story sites along the way. This wonderful park connects residents and visitors to the Wilsons River, which runs through the heart of Lismore. (more)

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rocky creek dam

Rocky Creek Dam is a 29-square kilometre pristine water catchment area that's a perfect place for the kids. It has a platypus viewing platform, elevated boardwalk and pontoon bridge. You might spot a platypus frolicking, a goanna sunbaking, or a flock of cockatoos flying overhead at dusk. (more)

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tucki tucki nature reserve

Created in 1958 by a committee of locals caring for koalas this 4 hectare reserve is dedicated to preserving the local koala population and its habitat. It is located approximately 15km from Lismore along Wyrallah Road, 5.5km south of Wyrallah Village. (more)

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wade park

With 5 hectares of parklands this is another favourite venue for family gatherings and a great place for kids to burn off some excess energy. There’s heaps of swings, slides and picnic shelters, plus a wheelchair-accessible playground featuring a ‘big red bus’. (more)

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