Richmond boasts many opportunities to get out there and enjoy the great out doors as a family. From our award winning recreational lake, Lake Fred Tritton, to our beautifully maintained parks, to our stunning natural environment – get the kids outdoors, and have some good clean (or dirty) fun...

Lake Fred Tritton

Lake Fred Tritton Jetty

Completed in February 2003, using local earthmoving contractors, the national award winning Lake Fred Tritton provides locals and visitors alike with the opportunity to enjoy freshwater based activities such as swimming, skiing, canoeing, sailing, fishing, jet skiing and even snorkelling – activities not normally available in inland towns.  The lake also boasts a surrounding walking track, a playground, a water park, extensive lawns with shady trees, free BBQ facilities, clean amenities and the Bush Tucker Gardens.  During the warmer months, the lake becomes a central hub for all sorts of fun and recreation for families and during the winter, it is a delightful spot to walk, picnic, or just relax.

The lake is stocked with over 18 species of fish by the Richmond Fish Stocking Association and monitored by the Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries. Species include red claw yabbies, barramundi, sooty grunter, sleepy cod, archer fish, forktail catfish and golf grunter. 

The Flinders River

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The Flinders River is Queensland's longest river.  During the dry season, it's dry, sandy river bed has occasional stretches of water.  It is picturesque, shady, and quiet.  During the wet season, the Flinders becomes a massive torrent of water that demands respect and the utmost caution.  While no formal facilities exist along the Flinders River, it is a much loved local spot for fishing, swimming, walking, picnicking and riding horses and motorbikes during the dry season.  Parts of the river run through public land and there are many special spots along the river that locals know well and enjoy with their friends and families.  Visiting the river can be a great way to spend some quiet time together, enjoying nature at its finest.

Parks and recreational facilities

Charlie Wehlow Oval

Richmond Shire Council maintains a number of parks and recreational facilities for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Jack Brown Park

Jack Brown Park houses the Richmond War Memorial, and is where the town celebrates Anzac Day services every year.  The park has extensive lawns, clean amenities and shady trees, overlooking the Flinders River.

Skate Park

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A recent addition to Richmond's recreational facilities is the Skate Park, at the North Western end of town. The Skate Park was built in consultation with the youth of the town. 

Bobby Murray Park

Bobby Murray Park is across the road from Kronosaurus Korner.  This beautifully shaded park has a much loved play-ground, and clean amenities.  It is often used by families for children's birthday parties.

Charlie Wehlow Oval

Charlie Wehlow Oval is home to Richmond Tigers Junior and Senior Rugby League teams, and provides a great venue for school athletics carnivals, football games and Australia Day Cricket. 

Richmond Swimming Pool

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Richmond has a 25 metre public swimming pool, which is a popular spot for fun and fitness throughout the warmer months of the year.  Swimming lessons, and even aqua aerobics are available during the season, as is swim squad coaching. 

Fossil Hunting Sites

Kids just love hunting for fossils.  They are happy to find little things like shells, which are very abundant at Council's Free Fossicking sites.  You never know, you may just find something a little bigger.  Some sites have amenities.  For more information, and a free map, contact Kronosaurus Korner

 

That should keep the whole family busy...

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