Clewley Park & West Creek Walk

Clewley Park & West Creek Walk


Posted 2022-05-03 by Rachel Timminsfollow
If your morning jog or walk could use a little variance, the path to Clewley Park could be the new route for you. For those living close to the city or the Toowoomba Hospital , there is a tree-lined walk running from the city all the way to Stephen Street.

Beginning at Grand Central Shopping Centre (cnr Margaret & Dent Sts, city), head south towards Herries Street on the path that runs beside West Creek. You may spot Superb Wrens as you pass by the flowering shrubs and railway line. Crossing Herries Street, the path continues south by the creek, where trees are maturing, including eucalyptus. Then cross James Street and to your left the path runs parallel between Water and Peachey Streets. Your route becomes greener as it heads towards Clewley Park. There are a few foot bridges to cross back and forth as you prefer.

Clewley Park is opposite the Toowoomba Hospital in Pechey Street, South Toowoomba and the most picturesque end to the walk. Continuing past the pond and gardens takes you by Australian plantings like Black Boys, native trees and shrubs and ends at Stephen Street.

Crossing the second-last footbridge (just past the pond) takes you into the expansive lawn area of Clewley Park and to a sandstone sculpture entitled 'Never Silent, Never Violent'. The sculpture of a giant open hand was unveiled in 2015 by the Toowoomba Regional Council. It's part of White Ribbon Day and represents 'giving a helping hand' as well as 'asking for help'. It was created by stonemason Daniel Gill. Crime Prevention Officer Tony Rhen stated, 'It is designed to reflect the fact that there have been many people who have died due to violence. It not only remembers them, but it also challenges us as a community to say "enough is enough" '.

If you're in the mood for a light snack or rest break, there are three undercover picnic tables in Clewley Park and two more undercover areas. It's an attractive park, with mature trees and gardens and also features Parkour play equipment, a pond of lily pads and a wooden bridge. It also has a playground, toilets, cycling paths and a gas barbeque.

There are no points of interest coming back down Pechey Street towards the hospital, so if you want to stay on an attractive path, take a circuit around Clewley Park and head back the way you came. Beyond Stephen Street, there is a path heading into the suburbs.

The best parking for Clewley Park is in Water Street. A round trip from Margaret Street to Stephen Street is five kilometres on level concrete paths. Take water and wear a hat.

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