Tiaro, Woocoo and surrounds parks and gardens
Glenwood Park, Pepper Road, Glenwood
Afternoon and evening are the best times to visit Glenwood Park when a variety of wildlife visits, including kangaroos, wallabies, ducks and goannas. Glenwood Park is bordered by Gootchie Creek and Pepper Road, about 1km off the highway at the Arborten Road turnoff. The shady grounds are often used for social games and annual fun days.
The Annual Glenwood Swap Meet is held on the 3rd Saturday of August each year, with over 2000 people coming to the park to buy, sell goods and enjoy a variety concert. Facilities include a BBQ area, shelter, playground, sports oval and a community hall.
Wook-koo Park, Woocoo Drive
The highlight at this park is the Wook-koo Story Walk, which features lifelike sculptures of animals, all created by local artists, along a 135m coloured path which represent the Mary River. There is also a wood carving of Wook-koo, who represents the first of the Butchella people to move from Fraser Island and settle the area, and is carved from an ironbark tree. There are mosaics designed by local school children and water features.
Also located in the park are two tennis courts, a children's playground, electric BBQs and covered picnic areas.
Wook-koo Park is nine kilometres west of Maryborough on the Maryborough-Biggenden Road (turn right into Woocoo Drive).
Petrie Park, Van Doorn Road, Tiaro
A blissful, shady oasis, Petrie Park is the only access point to the Mary River in the Tiaro area.
Facilities include toilets, overnight camping, a boat ramp and wood BBQ. The park is also home to the Tiaro Lions Raft Race.
Tiaro Memorial Park, Mayne Street, Tiaro
Tiaro Memorial Park is located on the Bruce Highway in the centre of the Tiaro township.
Facilities available include: toilets, showers, shelters, bins, electric BBQs and a playground.
Owanyilla Riverside Park, Off Bruce Highway
The perfect place to enjoy the Mary River, the park is found just off the Bruce Highway near the Glenorchy Straight. Owanyilla Park has BBQ and picnic facilities on the river bank and a jetty for swimming and canoeing.