Riverway Lagoons and Playgrounds

Riverway is a place for the whole family.


Swim in the Lagoons

The Lagoons have 2 distinct areas. The upper area is perfect for swimming laps and has additional handrails to assist the elderly and disabled.


The lower lagoon is suited for families wanting to have some fun and offers some shallow water. The Beach access is wonderful for toddlers and the sand is perfect for sand castle creations.

The area has many large trees that creates fantastic shade.


The Lagoons open at Dawn and close on completion of the lifeguards shift. Click HERE to head to the Townsville City Council website for up to date Lifeguard hours.


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Enjoy a BBQ

Having a party, large family gathering, just don’t want to cook inside.. there are BBQ’s dotted around the Riverway area including overlooking the Ross River giving a sensational backdrop.


These are popular so get in early if you want to secure a good spot. A sensational space to share a meal, chill with family and let the kids run around – outside.


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Explore the playgrounds

There are 2 playgrounds plus a magnificent fort for the Kids to get active with. Our playground review is HERE


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Visit Pinnacles Gallery in the Riverway Arts Centre

FREE entry and a range of exhibitions move through the Gallery. Click HERE to head to the Townsville City Council website for current venue information including opening hours and further links to exhibition details.


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Additional Information

The toilet facilities are found up near the Riverway Arts Centre and other points of interest in the area include a cafe, canteen for snack foods, La Luna Youth Arts, Tony Ireland Stadium and a Skate Park. There is ample parking in the area with 2 carparks servicing the area. These do get busy though when events are on. Events in the area include markets and movie nights.

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